I am so excited today to be participating in the Turnabout Patchwork Blog Hop! This new book was released by Teresa from Sewn Up late last year, and for the next week and a half, we will be celebrating with her!
In Turnabout Patchwork, Teresa uses simple blocks cut and turned different ways to create fun and easy quilts. I enjoyed looking through the book imagining the quilts done up in different color combos from my own stash.
For my project, I chose to do the Arrowhead quilt.
I decided it was time to start using all the indigos and purples I’ve been stashing lately. I love the way these colors blend together, but I needed some contrast for this quilt design as well. For that, I chose this amazing chartreuse from Alison Glass that’s been waiting patiently in my stash for just the right quilt.
The cutting on the accent color was a bit of a tight fit, and I chose not to do the border. If I was doing the quilt again, I might get a little extra of the accent color to be sure I had enough.
Another adaptation I made was to only do 11 rows instead of 12. With my particular set of fabrics, the gradient just blended better that way.
I am so in love with this quilt! The design is really striking and I would love to see it made up lots of different ways. It was a really quick top to finish, so I may be making it again sometime soon.
As for quilting, I’m not 100% sure yet what I want to do. I will probably quilt heavily in the purple and blue areas and leave the green alone so it really stands out. I have a date with the long arm next month, so I have at least a little while to figure it out!
To purchase Turnabout Patchwork, visit Teresa’s Blog by clicking the button below and she will give you all the details for ordering!
And what’s a celebration without a Giveaway?!
Teresa has been gracious enough to allow one of my readers to win an electronic copy of her book AND a PDF pattern of your choice from her shop. Entering is simple: just visit her etsy shop, take a look at all her great patterns, then come back here and leave a comment telling me your favorite.
I’ll be randomly selecting a winner at the end of the Blog Hop. Giveaway is open to everyone over 18. I’ll notify the winner via email, so make sure you’re not a no-reply blogger or leave me your email in the comment in this format: laurelpoppyandpine(at)outlook(dot)com
Last but certainly not least, be sure to stop by each blog in the hop to see all their gorgeous projects and to enter some more fun giveaways!
Blog hop schedule
January 30 – Quarter Snow Ball
February 1 – Modern Shoofly
- Gretchen Wylegala blog: Snug Harbor Quilts
February 2 – Half Square Triangles (HSTs) and squares
Rose Garden Star
- Anne Boundy blog: Said with Love
- Becca Fenstermaker blog: Pretty Piney
February 4 – Striped Fabric Block
Xs and Os
- Cheryl Brown blog: QuilterChic
- Stephanie Jacobson blog: Steph Jacobson Design
February 6 – Coordinated Strips
- Afton Warrick blog: Quilting Mod
Diamond and Crosses
Knots and Crosses
February 8 – Double Disappearing Nine-Patch
- Sherry Shish blog: Powered by Quilting
Two for One
- Mania Hatziioannidi blog: Mania for Quilts
Happy Sewing! ~L