Turnabout Patchwork Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Turnabout Patchwork Book Tour Blog Hop! I made up the quick and easy Sun Dunes pattern from the Quarter Snowball Block section of the book.

I liked the look of solids that Teresa used in the illustration of Sun Dunes in the book and ordered Kona Ash for my background. In the end, I opted to use the remnants from Woven Waves: Kona Lime, Grass Green, Glacier, Ruby, and Watermelon.

This quilt went together very quickly. It has so much potential for different looks with solids, prints, a variety of background colors... the possibilities are endless! And it wasn't super fussy about points lining up. If constructed in rows, you'd only need to focus on the points of the triangles matching. I opted to leave off the border, so my quilt top finished at 36 1/2" x 45 1/2". I love that the negative space in the background gives is a modern look and leaves a lot of room for interesting quilting.

Overall, Turnabout Patchwork is a beginner friendly book with a variety of interesting twists on common quilt blocks. Each of six chapters shows step-by-step photos of how to make the block and an initial pattern featuring the block, followed by two or three illustrated patterns using some variation of block layout or fabric placement within the block. Numerous quilts are modern in design with expansive negative space. Turnabout Patchwork is available on Amazon.

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Turnabout Patchwork author Teresa Mairal Barreu can be found at her blog Sewn Up.

Enjoy the continuation of the blog hop by following along at the following blogs:

January 28 - Blog Hop Kickoff Post

  • Teresa Mairal Barreu blog: Sewn Up

January 30 - Quarter Snow Ball

Arrowhead

Sweet Bows

Tutti-frutti

Sun Dunes

February 1 - Modern Shoofly

Flying Rainbows

Flying Butterflies

Flying Flags

Flying Confetti

February 2 - Half Square Triangles (HSTs) and squares

Rose Garden Star

Swirl

Houndstooth

Diamond Star

February 4 - Striped Fabric Block

Shells

Xs and Os

Jaws

Arrowhead

February 6 - Coordinated Strips

Peaks

Diamond and Crosses

Knots and Crosses

February 8 - Double Disappearing Nine-Patch

Holiday Trellis

Stepping Stones

Two for One

Cross

66 thoughts on “Turnabout Patchwork Blog Hop

  1. Lisa Marie

    I think it's a great pattern, so my only change would be to make it scrappy. I like to make most everything scrappy.

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  2. Anita L Jackson

    Wouldn't a gradation of reds and oranges be gorgeous ( no white) to change up the Sun Dunes pattern if I were making it? I love sunsets, and the name for that quilt is wonderful!

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    1. sarah

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      Great idea! It's so easy to change up a pattern by substituting your favorite neutral. Thanks for visiting, Cathy.

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  3. Donna

    I love the pattern and your quilt. I make a lot of baby quilts for charity and the size would be perfect. As for what I would change, I guess the background color. The white looks great, but would use something with a little color and texture for use as a baby quilt.

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    1. sarah

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      It's actually a light grey, but you're right that substituting something colorful would make a happy baby quilt. Thanks for visiting, Donna!

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  4. Sharon Aurora

    I like how yours turned out. I think I would like to see it with a black background. That might be interesting.

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    1. sarah

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      This is such a scrap friendly pattern. It could be scrappy within each row. Thanks for visiting, Christi.

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  5. Pamela Reim

    I'm partial to other-than-white backgrounds so might go for greys with ocean colors like pale aqua, seafoam green etc.

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    1. sarah

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      I realize my pale grey is coming off as white to some viewers. I favor greys as my preferred neutrals. A grey background would be lovely paired with ocean blues/greens. Thanks for visiting, Pamela.

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  6. Rosalind Gutierrez

    I have some flower squares that would be great for this pattern and I would use a yellow or green triangle.

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    1. sarah

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      There's a whole chapter in the book on using strips. They would be fun in this pattern! Thanks for visiting, Kathie.

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    1. sarah

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      Someone else suggested stripes. Plaids would be another great, bold choice. Thanks for visiting, Barbara.

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    1. sarah

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      Ohh... I love the idea of a polka dot. You're right... there are many choices. And commenters have had such great ideas to share! Thanks for visiting, Janet.

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  7. Dawn F.

    Your quilt is awesome! I would try it with black instead of white to see how that that goes with the solid colors!

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    1. sarah

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      A black background would be a great choice. I like the contrast with my light grey background, but I almost never use a background that is this light. ;-) Thanks for visiting, Dawn!

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  8. Beth T.

    Being a Southern California native, my initial thought upon seeing this pattern was that it reminded me of the beach, so I would start in sandy tans, then transition to foamy whites, deep ocean blues, then sky blues. Or maybe sunset colors above the ocean? I'd have to lay it out to see--that's where the fun is, right?

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    1. sarah

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      That sounds like a beautiful option for this pattern. The beach and ocean are full of such great colors. Thanks for visiting, Beth.

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  9. I think I need to make this quilt! I love your colors and fabrics. I seem to be on a brown kick right now. I’m thinking a milk chocolate brown background. The design elements could be the fabrics I have with teal, orange, lime green, light blue and cream in the very busy patterns in the collection. I have always been a traditional quilter but since discovering Teresa I am hooked on the modern twist and through her I have met so many new to me modern quilters.

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    1. sarah

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      Glad to "meet" you, Carol. It's fun that you're enjoying Teresa's modern twist. I love brown and teal together and those other colors would be a colorful combination.

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    1. sarah

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      Last year it was a goal of mine to work more with solids, which I have enjoyed. But most of my fabric collection is blenders and I usually work with a scrappy assortment. I have a harder time using the "loud" prints. Thanks for visiting, Marie.

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  10. So many ways this could be done - scrappy rows of the same color, a print background with stripes of color, a quilt with just two colors - red and white or teal and yellow? It is a very open ended pattern - looks like fun!

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  11. Cynthia Knapp

    I would use Kaffe Fassett fabrics where you have the white, using various prints in one color for each row and use a solid, maybe black for the small pieces. This quilt has a lot of possibilities.

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  12. Allison Evrard

    I really love pastels so I'd probably go with soft pinks, blues, yellows, and purples. Love your quilt, by the way!

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    1. sarah

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      That would be fun. I love how I visualize a new version every time I read someone's idea. Thanks for visiting, V.

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  13. Janet Sabol

    The solids are really cool! I may want to try turning the HST towards each other to make squares. Who knows? It would be fun to try.

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    1. sarah

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      So many options with this simple block. You could just make a bunch and play with layout. Thanks for sharing your idea, Janet.

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  14. GloryB

    I think I would like to try this with quite a bold, large-design fabric instead of the white. With the other colours being solids taken from the print. Or possibly white if the print has a fair amount of white in it.

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