Turnabout Patchwork Blog Hop

Friday, February 1, 2019

Welcome to my stop on the Turnabout Patchwork Book Tour Blog Hop!

Flying Confetti quilt from Turnabout Patchwork book

Turnabout Patchwork is a new book written by the Australian author, Teresa Mairal Barreu of the blog Sewn Up.



Turnabout Patchwork by Teresa Mairal Barreu

Are you familiar with the "Disappearing Nine Patch" quilt pattern? You sew up an easy block, slice it, then sew it back together to create an entirely different look. Well, that's exactly the premise behind Teresa's book! You sew a simple block, then slice it, turn the pieces, then sew them back together to create amazing designs!

I chose to make the Flying Confetti quilt - one of the 24(!) quilt patterns in the book. Teresa made a great video summary of all the quilts in the book, and even featured several of the bloggers' quilts from this hop! See if you can spot my quilt in the video!



The Flying Confetti quilt is perfect for using charm squares, so I chose some Fabric Editions precuts from the Grayson collection. I've had the fabric in my stash for awhile, but I purchased them from Wal-Mart.

Grayson fabric collection by Fabric Editions for Wal-Mart

I know many people have qualms about using Wal-Mart fabric, but I was very pleased with the quality of the fabric! I would definitely use it again! (There are two well-known, "quilt shop quality" fabric brands that I think have very poor quality fabric! But that's for another post.)

I paired the precuts with Moda Bella white - I keep a bolt on hand at all times!

Grayson fabric collection by Fabric Editions for Wal-Mart

This pattern allowed me to use two of my favorite tools: my laser and my HST Bloc-Loc ruler.

When making HSTs (half square triangles), I like to use a laser instead of drawing the pencil line on the diagonal. It saves so much time to eliminate that step! (You can read more about how I use and mount the laser on my machine on this post.)

Using a laser to sew HSTs

Once sewn, I use a Bloc-Loc ruler to trim the HSTs to size. This ruler is worth every single penny! The way it holds the block from moving allows you to accurately trim all four sides in mere seconds. If only I would have invented it! Ha!

Trimming HSTs with a Bloc-Loc ruler

I'm always on the hunt for ways to save time without sacrificing accuracy. The laser and Bloc-Loc ruler are perfect examples of that!

Trimming HSTs with a Bloc-Loc ruler

Just like all the patterns in the book, you sew blocks...

Modern Shoofly quilt block

...cut them...

Flying Confetti quilt from Turnabout Patchwork book

...flip some of the pieces, and sew them back together for a whole new look!

Flying Confetti quilt from Turnabout Patchwork book

It's like magic seeing the blocks transform!

After the top was done, I loaded the quilt on my longarm with a gray fabric that I bought yards and yards (and yards!) of a few years ago for $1 per yard when an online quilt shop went out of business.

Flying Confetti quilt from Turnabout Patchwork book

The batting is from my roll of Warm & Natural (it's so great to keep a roll on hand!).

Flying Confetti quilt from Turnabout Patchwork book

I used a 50wt Aurifil variegated gray #4060 thread for the quilting.


Flying Confetti quilt from Turnabout Patchwork book

For quilting, I free motioned loops from edge to edge.

Flying Confetti quilt from Turnabout Patchwork book

(And a look at what really happens when I sew...)

Flying Confetti quilt from Turnabout Patchwork book


Once quilted, I wanted to use the precut 2 1/2" strips for the binding. To give it a scrappier look, I cut each strip needed into four 10" pieces. I machine sewed the binding (tutorial for that here).



Scrappy binding



The finished quilt has a soft, playful vibe to it.



Flying Confetti quilt from Turnabout Patchwork book
Flying Confetti quilt from Turnabout Patchwork book
Flying Confetti quilt from Turnabout Patchwork book

Want to make your own Flying Confetti quilt? Be sure to get a copy of the Turnabout Patchwork book!


Turnabout Patchwork by Teresa Mairal Barreu


Would you like to win a digital copy of Turnabout Patchwork? To enter to win, just leave a comment on this post telling me about the weather where you live. (It was 5 degrees Fahrenheit here in Missouri on Wednesday, and 31 degrees warmer on Thursday!) Please leave your email address in your comment if you're a no-reply commenter. Otherwise I won't be able to contact you if you win! (Giveaway is US only and ends February 9th.) Giveaway ended.

Want to see more quilt examples from the book? Be sure to check out all the bloggers on the hop! (There are many giveaways too!)

Wednesday, January 30 - Quarter Snow Ball
Sun Dunes - Sarah Goer Quilts and Tamarinis

Friday, February 1 - Modern Shoofly
Flying Rainbows - Snug Harbor Quilts
Flying Butterflies - Samelia's Mum and Stitching Farmgirl
Flying Flags - Tamarinis and Pretty Piney
Flying Confetti - Saroy and Slice of Pi Quits (that's me!)

Saturday, February 2 - Half Square Triangles and Squares
Rose Garden Star - Said with Love
Houndstooth - Pretty Piney
Diamond Star - Sew Joy Creations and Piccolo Studio

Monday, February 4 - Striped Fabric Block
Jaws - QuilterChic

Wednesday, February 6 - Coordinated Strips
Peaks - Quilting Mod
Diamond and Crosses - The Quilting Biker and Pampered Pettit
Knots and Crosses - Devoted Quilter and A Bright Corner

Friday, February 8 - Double Disappearing Nine-Patch
Holiday Trellis - Powered by Quilting
Stepping Stones - Snowy Days Quilting and Anja Quilts
Two for One - Mania for Quilts


Flying Confetti quilt from Turnabout Patchwork book

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Disclaimer: Giveaway is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Blogger. By entering, entrants confirm they are 18+ years of age, releases Blogger of responsibility, and agrees to Blogger's terms of use. No purchase necessary to win. Open to legal residents in the contiguous US only that are 18+ years of age. Giveaway starts at 12:00am CST February 1, 2019 and ends at 11:59pm CST on February 9, 2019. One winner will receive a digital (PDF) copy of the Turnabout Patchwork book with a retail value of approximately $15. Odds of winning determined by number of eligible entries received. How to enter: leave a comment on this blog post. One comment per person. Duplicate comments will be deleted. Winner will be chosen by random.org on February 10, 2019 from all eligible entries and notified by email. If winner can not be reached via email or prize is unclaimed after three days, a new winner will be chosen by random.org. Winner is responsible for paying any taxes related to the prize. By entering this giveaway, you release Slice of Pi Quilts from any liability whatsoever. Void where prohibited by law.

63 comments:

  1. The weather is frigid here in London Ontario Canada. Great quilting weather. ...karenbbsnow@gmail.com

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  2. Coolish here in North FloridaFlorida, but warming up 53 this am

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  3. It has been cold here (lows in the low 20's earlier in the week), but nothing like up north. We are supposed to get up to 60 today.
    Great quilt! I would love to win a copy of this book.

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  4. I'm across the state from you! Wednesday we started out at 5 below. Today we are starting 26 and going up all day. Sunday it is supposed to be near 60!
    Sandy

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  5. I'm in Texas and right now at 6:50 a.m. it's 55 and going to warm up to 63. On Monday, we're supposed to hit 80 degrees!!!

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  6. Kathy R.
    The temp. for two mornings has been around 2 degrees, making it into the teens in the afternoon. The weekend is going to get warmer, they say in the 40"s, we can dream.
    petuniakr@aol.com

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  7. In Massachusetts we are coming out of the freeze and should get into the 20s today!

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  8. Love your quilt. Here in central North Carolina, it's supposed to be in the 50s today, which is more normal. We were in the 30s & 40s Wednesday & Thursday. Thanks.

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  9. We are having a heatwave today all the way up to 3. But rain and 50's come Monday, that will make a mess with the 2 1/2 feet of snow we got earlier this week.

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  10. In southeast Michigan we are promised temps above zero today! I think -17 on Wednesday was the worst.

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  11. It is 14 degrees and it is snowing in Northern Virginia. Schools are closed for the third day in a row. Perfect weather to be inside quilting.

    LeslieBower@juno.com

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  12. Friday here in central Nevada it is supposed to be 55 today with a storm moving in tonight. It was 60 yesterday!!

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  13. I'm from MO also!! It was so nice to wake up to warmer weather today, but I have heard next week, we are getting it again!!

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  14. The high today is 20 with 2-3" of snow but it's going to be 60 on Sunday. A real yoyo year for the weather. I made a beautiful holiday quilt using Walmart's fat quarters this year. Thanks for sharing. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  15. Sunny and warm (70's) here in Arizona and your triangle quilt has great eye appeal.

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  16. It’s just above freezing at the moment and we had a light snowfall overnight! Love the flying confetti quilt. The fabric was a perfect choice in my opinion.
    Carol Andrews
    https://quiltschmilt.wordpress.com/

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  17. Right now we have freezing fog. At least the temperature will be a little above freezing later and maybe not foggy. I do not miss the super cold temperatures of Wisconsin.

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  18. Love your quilt! I just bought some WM fabric myself. I can tell by the feel of it that's it's good fabric.
    It's been pretty chilly here in N. Louisiana, but nothing compared to my friend in Chicago who was 100 degrees colder than us - counting in wind chill!

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  19. I'm in the San Francisco Bay Area where, today, it is overcast and drizzling. It's currently 53 degrees outside. I love your Confetti quilt. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  20. It's up to 55 here right now and quite overcast. Not so warm and sunny Florida, but I can't complain when I read the frigid temps of others.

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  21. It was 2 degrees yesterday while my kids were waiting for the bus, but today it's a balmy 15! At least my windows don't have frost on the inside today...

    Your quilt is so pretty!

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  22. Fabulous job on the quilt, Laura! I'm looking forward to sharing mine from the book next week :) No need to enter me in the giveaway, but it's bright and sunny and bitter cold here today. -22C with the windchill. Brrr!

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  23. I hate to brag, since you asked, it's 51 degrees and light showers. I miss the snow this year, but I am happy not to be freezing. I feel so bad for all those suffering the polar vortex!!!

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  24. We've been in the teens the last few days. I looking forward to a warm up this weekend. Great quilt.

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  25. I'm in northeast Oklahoma. We had a couple of cold days, but no precipitation. We were lucky to be just on the edge as the cold dipped south. It's 50 degrees and cloudy here today.

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  26. It's going to be 72 here in Phoenix, AZ today. Snowbirds are here in droves and the Phoenix Open golf tournament is in full swing.

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  27. Love your quilt--and great idea to use a charm pack!
    We're coming out of the deep freeze in Northern NJ--was 5 degrees this morning and up to 23 degrees when I came home this afternoon. Believe it or not--it's supposed to hit 60 on Monday--crazy!

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  28. This turned out great! I also used the Bloc_Loc! A life saver!

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  29. I live in Louisiana, highs in the 60s today with lots of clouds. My son in Minnesota had to use his girlfriend's hair dryer this morning to unfreeze some part in his truck engine to get it to start! Ha!

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  30. I love the boys and their blocks next to the longarm! It was 40s and sunny today in Charlotte, NC; colder in the morning before the sun is up when I leave for work.

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  31. I love the look of this quilt! Our weather was in the 50's yesterday and gradually getting warmer. Supposed to be 70 on Sunday. We definitely don't know what season it is here!

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  32. Lucky you with happy kids while you sew! I live on the west coast where the most we can complain about is mild rainy weather, with temps in the high 50's, low 60's ! Your quilt turned out great. Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Love your quilt! It is rainy and about 60 here.

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  34. OMG, the weather!! It's 11:45p.m. here in WNY state, 4 degrees, with a feels like temp of -6. The high today was supposed to be 14 but I don't think it got there. And tomorrow the high is supposed to be 34! Love this books idea of cutting up the blocks. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

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  35. Wow, weather, yes. I'm in E. TN fortunately, so didn't quite get down to 5! Our low on Tuesday was about 17, never rose to freezing on Wednesday, and the low Wednesday was around 11. To me, that's inhuman! But my friend in Ohio went below zero, so I'm not really complaining! I just had to look at my hometown, Phoenix, AZ. When I was suffering so far below freezing, they had highs in the 60s and lows were high 40s. Why do I torture myself that way? LOL Thanks for the chance in the giveaway. I hope you are now safely in the warm enough not to freeze your blood area.

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  36. Love the quilt. Don't you love Bloc Loc rulers? It is finally starting to warm up. Got to 45 today.

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  37. I live in southern California so it’s pleasant and warm. Showers are expected for the weekend and that’s fine as we need as much rain as possible except in the areas where we had fires in 2018.

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  38. It is finally warming up in North Carolina and the temps will be in the 50's Sat. My e-mail is samvansant@bellsouth.net

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  39. This is stunning, Laura. I think yous is my favorite of all the quilts that were made for the hop. It's just so playful and fun. I might have to do one like this at some point. You know, in all my spare time. ;)

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  40. We had temps in the teens earlier in the week and 47 degrees yesterday. Crazy how it warmed up so quickly. Your quilt turned out so nice. Thanks for the inspiration. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)com

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  41. We missed the deep freeze here in the Pacific Northwest. So far it has been a pretty mild winter. Today we are supposed to get some rain and maybe snow tomorrow which leads to icy driving conditions after dark. It is 39 degrees F at 5AM.

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  42. Thursday morning it was -37, but today it's supposed to be 25. You have the best of both worlds, being able to quilt while hanging out with your little guys!

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  43. شركة المثالية للتنظيف

    شركة المثالية توفر علي ربة المنزل عناء التنظيف، والمواظبة علية بإستمرار، خصوصا وأن ربة المنزل الآن يكون عليها مهام كثيرة شاقة ولا يكون لديها مساحة من الوقت للقيام بمهام التنظيف، وليس فقط التنظيف هي من مهام الشركة بل أن الشركة أيضاً تُقدم مجموعة مُختلفة من الخدمات الأخرى التي تخدم راحة عُملائها، بالإضافة إلي تقديم مُستوي عالي من الكفاءة في تنفيذ الخدمة. خدمات شركة المثالية: ولأن شركة المثالية تقوم علي راحة عُملائها في تقوم بتوفر مجموعة مُختلفة من الخدمات مثل: • تنظيف الستائر. • تنظيف المفروشات. • تنظيف السجاد والموكيت. • تنظيف الكنب. • تنظيف المجالس. • مُكافحة الحشرات. • رش مُبيدات. • تسليك مجاري. حيثُ أن لدينا مجموعة من أكفأ العمُال والأيدي العاملة، بالإضافة إلي اننا يوجد ليدنا أحدث أنواع الأجهزة والماكينات التي تُساعدنا في عملنا، بالإضافة إلي أن المساحيق المُستخدمة في عمليات التنظيف نقوم بإستيرادها من الخارج، وهي مُصرحة من وزارة الصحة ولا ضرر عليها. كما أن شركة المثالية تستقبل تليفونات عُملائها علي المدار اليوم لإستقبال طباتهم وإستفسارتهم بإستمرار. عزيزي العميل نُحاول أن نوفر لك جميع ما تحتاج إلية، علاوة علي ان أسعارنا لا تقبل المُنافسة.

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  44. The weather where was 17 below zero at home when we left for Florida. Got here last night and it was a glorious 60!! Even with the rain falling, it felt wonderful!!

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  45. This morning started at -13 & has risen up to 3 now. In 2 days the predictions are for a rise to the 40s. j99tax@gmail.com

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  46. It's very pleasant weather here in south central Texas, 60 degrees this morning!
    yoyopattycakes @ hotmail dot com

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  47. It's in the mid-30s, raining and supposed to turn to snow tomorrow here in Carson City, NV. Your quilt looks great with that special fabric. Love the back...can't go wrong at a $1/yard.

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  48. Yesterday it didn't get over 37 degrees which is cold for South Louisiana and to day at 1pm we are at 72 degrees. Cwhippc at aol dot com

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  49. This tutorial makes the blocks look simple enough that I might be able to do. Thanks. Orange Park, Florida

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  50. What a fun quilt! It looks so different in different fabrics. I had a blast making the one I did.

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  51. It's awesome. I bought that laser from Harbor Freight but had trouble mounting it so gave up trying. Very cold here. brrrrr....

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  52. Right now it is just above freezing and snowing like crazy. This is the first snowfall this winter and probably won't last, but it is fun to watch. Glad I live in the Pacific Northwest. We have had such a mild winter. I really feel for those having to deal with the frigid temperatures and snow. Love your quilt.

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  53. Today it was 59 in Cleveland area... but it was -4 a few days ago... good thing I like variety, lol!

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  54. It's cloudy and high 40s in Western Oregon. I grew up in Michigan and do not miss those polar vortex temperatures and blizzards one bit!

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  55. Today, here is on the west side of lower Michigan, it is cloudy, misty, foggy and the high was 37 degrees Fahrenheit.

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  56. Today in eastern PA it's approaching 50. Last week, wind chill was -25. Next week, cold weather again. Roller coaster!

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  57. Currently in the Foothills of NC, where I am working...Weather is not so bad for this time of year. I agree, the fabrics from Walmart that you used are surprisingly pleasant to work with. Looking forward to hearing those that aren't....

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  58. In Oregon we are expecting a little snow in the next few days.

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  59. Here in NY - I'm wondering whether it's spring 55 yesterday or winter -20 something last week. It's exciting at that, hahaha!

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  60. The weather here in NJ is warmish and then cold. YEsterday felt like summer and today was rainy and cold. I'm not complaining as long as we don't have bitter cold winds. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. elanagoldberg5@gmail.com

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  61. Still cold in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. But 20 is an improvement from -20 last week!

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