My turn on the Turnabout Patchwork blog hop is today

>> Friday, February 1, 2019

Turnabout Patchwork blog hop pic

I hope you've been visiting some the blogs before me in this hop! Each of us has created something using one of the many blocks that Teresa designed for this book. You can go back to this post for the list of bloggers to check them out.

one orange and green block hst and squares

For my turn I am using the half square triangles and squares block in a variation called Diamond Star.

I decided to go bold and play with some bright coral, Pantone's color of the year, and a Ketan batik green. 

turnabout patchwork diamond star

Here are my four blocks arranged in the Star Diamond. Pretty bold, eh! These blocks repeated would make a really nice quilt. But, I didn't have time to make a whole quilt! I decided to set my blocks differently.

pillow cushion Turnabout Patchwork diamond star variation

I took my four blocks and arranged them with the orange touching instead of the green and turned them into a pillow cushion. 

turnabout patchwork diamond star variation blocks rotated

Here are the blocks before being quilted. You can see that in this orientation the design looks quite different. I'm not sure I'd like a whole quilt in this arrangement, but it's perfect for a cushion!

kaffe fasset print pillow cushion

For the reverse side of the cushion I decided to continue with the bold, bright colours and used this Kaffe Fasset print. I tried to add a bit of Teresa's bright Aussie sunshine to my project :)

There's a giveaway too!

Martingale, the publisher of Teresa's book, is generously offering electronic copies of Turnabout Patchwork. 

Please leave a comment here on my blog about what you like best about blog hops!
I'll draw a winner at the end of the hop on February 9th.

Good luck!

Sarah V.

snowbank with cushion

p.s. here's a photo of where I took the photos of my pillow cushion - waaaaaay up on my snowbank! (It's probably a bit bigger by now too!)


TG February 1, 2019 at 6:34 AM  

I love seeing the variations of color and fabrics with the patterns.

Jannette February 1, 2019 at 10:04 AM  

I love seeing the original projects and then how different bloggers put their own spin on what the designer envisioned.
Love your bright and happy cushion! After too many days of COLD, COLD and more cold, it's great to see cheerful colours!

tac73 February 1, 2019 at 10:45 AM  

I love learning about new books and fabrics and seeing projects using different approaches. Always inspiration! Thank you for sharing.

Kathy H February 1, 2019 at 7:11 PM  

I love seeing the same quilt or block in different fabrics. The hop also lets me see what kind of projects are in a book.

Μοιρούλα February 2, 2019 at 3:11 AM  

I'm so impressed by the different looks everyone gets using the same starting point.This looks like so much fun, what a great idea for a book

Said With Love February 2, 2019 at 4:26 AM  

I love this block! and your snow bank is huge!!

karenbbsnow February 2, 2019 at 6:20 AM  

LOL..have a similar snow pile here! I love all the inspiration on blog hops. Most mornings I'm checking them out with my morning coffee while my husband is still sleeping.

Jayne February 2, 2019 at 6:34 AM  

It's always interesting to see the same design made up in different fabrics.

Nancy L February 2, 2019 at 8:26 AM  

I love seeing the projects made in different fabrics and colors. I also enjoy the blogger's personal comments on any adjustments or changes that they made to the pattern.

Unknown February 2, 2019 at 8:33 AM  

The two layouts you used with sashing used on the same quilt would be really interesting!

Karen February 2, 2019 at 8:40 AM  

Blog hops are great for inspiration. So many different looks from one pattern.

CyndyK February 2, 2019 at 9:10 AM  

What I like best about blog hope are the different interpretations that people have with a given pattern. It's so inspirational. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Gretchen Wylegala February 2, 2019 at 9:15 AM  

Great to see what the different settings look like! I love making pillow covers from quilt blocks. Great job!

Linda February 2, 2019 at 9:42 AM  

They're a great way to see lots of different quilts and use of fabric

Rozz01 February 2, 2019 at 11:02 AM  

It is fun to see the various projects made from the quilt book. rozz01(at)cox(dot)net

Farm Quilter February 2, 2019 at 12:43 PM  

Blog hops give me an opportunity to see the creativeness of quilters I never knew about before as well as giving me new blogs to follow!

Liz Horgan February 2, 2019 at 12:49 PM  

Blog hops let me see what's new in the quilting world and I love to see fabric color combinations!
Thank you!

Laura February 2, 2019 at 1:06 PM  

I love the inspiration from blog hops, seeing fabric combinations I might not have considered, seeing quilting options I might not have known about and of course learning new techniques.

Donna V February 2, 2019 at 4:20 PM  

This is the first time that I've followed a blog hop more than one day. I've enjoyed seeing all the blocks. It gives me more ideas on how different fabric choices would look.

Sewgirl February 2, 2019 at 10:20 PM  

Those are some vibrant colors for your pillow. I like seeing all the different ideas for projects on a blog hop. Sometimes its hard to picture a project I would like to make from a single color or size that is presented by the original maker. Seeing someone else's interpretation or color way really helps to influence my liking the project better. Thanks for sharing!!

JANET February 2, 2019 at 10:57 PM  

I enjoy seeing other quilter's ideas. Using different fabric, values, and colors, the pattern changes. So fun to see the different projects.

Carol Andrews February 2, 2019 at 11:26 PM  

Great way to turn those blocks and make a statement. The thing I like be most about blog Hops is meeting new to me quilters and seeing where their quilting journey is taking them. The resulting inspiration from enjoying the eye candy is crazy fun.
Carol Andrews

Quilt Maniac February 2, 2019 at 11:39 PM  

Blog Hops are great for seeing how other talented quilters interpret a designer's patterns! And the giveaways are fun too...pjrquilter(at)msn(dot)com

GranChris February 2, 2019 at 11:48 PM  

I love the design. My grandson would love all that orange.

myzbarb February 3, 2019 at 8:46 AM  

Just what we need in the middle of winter--a bold statement! Blog hops are great way to get inspiration. Sometimes this is a design or design element, sometimes it is color combos or prints vs solids, and sometimes they provide the motivation to try something new.

Kathryn February 3, 2019 at 11:40 AM  

I love to see how many looks you can get by the different fabrics the different bloggers use. Always inspirational. Thanks.

Beth February 4, 2019 at 1:48 AM  

I really like seeing how different quilters interpret the same patterns, or use the same fabric to make very different quilts.

Allison February 4, 2019 at 9:24 AM  

I like how the block turned out and think it would make a great pillow.

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity February 4, 2019 at 10:25 AM  

This reminds me so much of an Amish style quilt pattern. I love it!

Aunt Judy February 6, 2019 at 8:07 AM  

Love your layouts! And so easy to achieve. Thanks for the chance to win.

Willow @bearpaw_stitchdesign February 6, 2019 at 3:24 PM  

My favorite thing about blog hops is getting introduced to new-to-me quilters as well as picking up tips that I haven't previously tried.

virgdale February 6, 2019 at 7:20 PM  

I love all of the inspiration provided with blog hops and seing all the creativity out there.

Gloria February 10, 2019 at 9:36 AM  

I love seeing lots of different blogs that I haven't come across before. This seems particulary true of this Blog Hop. I've 'met' a whole host of designers and makers for the first time - including you!

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