Friday, February 8, 2019

Turnabout Patchwork Blog Hop & GiveAway

Update -random number generator picked comment #10 - Lori DJ. Thank you all for stopping by and commenting! --Giveaway closed--

Happy to be part of Teresa Mairal Barreu of Sewn Up Patterns' book tour/ blog hop for her delightful new book Turnabout Patchwork After trying these techniques, you'll never look at a traditional block in the same way, ever again.
Please be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win a copy of her new and creative book. And be sure to visit her blog and the others on the tour for more chances and to see the awesome projects and win prizes too!

Double Disappearing Nine Patch Block - Cross

This is my miniature Cross Quilt top - which finishes at only 10 inches. I think it will be my new February and Valentine's Day quilt or maybe a holiday pillow.

I started with 2 1/2 inch strips instead of the recommended 5 inches so I'm the crazy tiny piecing person. Since this pattern is a variation on the Disappearing 9 Patch block, I started off making 9 Patches. It takes two 9 Patches to create one Cross block and one supporting block.

Here I was playing with the fun design options with this pattern. There are several different ways to arrange the Cross blocks and the background block.

Black and white and pink are my go-to happy colors and you can't go wrong with polka dots, hearts, and stars! Check out Teresa's new book and join in the fun!!! & Remember to leave a comment here for your chance to win a digital copy of Turnabout Patchwork from Martingale.

Hop on to see what other quilt designers have created starting with a simple nine patch block, slicing it and rearranging it into different blocks and layouts - February 8th and scroll down further for the full blog hop.

February 8 – Double Disappearing Nine-Patch

Holiday Trellis
Sherry Shish blog: Powered by Quilting
Stepping Stones
Bobbi Bridgeman blog: Snowy Days Quilting
Anja Clyke blog: anjaquilts
Two for One
Mania Hatziioannidi blog: Mania for Quilts
Sandra Starley blog: Textile Time Travels - you are here :) 
Anjeanette Klinder blog: Anjeanette Klinder
Blog hop schedule
January 30 – Quarter Snow Ball
Jen Shaffer blog: Patterns by Jen
Lorinda Davis blog: Laurel, Poppy and Pine
Sweet Bows
Kate Colleran blog: Seams like a dream
Sandra Healy blog: Sandra Healy Designs
Moira de Carvalho blog: Quilt Design Duo
Lynn Kane blog: Puppy Girl Designs
Sun Dunes
Sarah Goer blog: Sarah Goer Quilts
Tammy Silvers  blog: Tamarinis

February 1 – Modern Shoofly

Flying RainbowsGretchen Wylegala blog:  Snug Harbor Quilts
Flying ButterfliesAnorina Morris blog: Samelia’s mumRaewyn Barge blog: Stitching Farmgirl
Flying Flags
Tammy Silvers blog: Tamarinis
Becca Fenstermaker blog: Pretty Piney
Flying Confetti
Laura Piland blog: Slice of π Quilts
Sarah Ruiz blog: Saroy

February 2 – Half Square Triangles (HSTs) and squares

Rose Garden Star
Anne Boundy blog:  Said with Love
Joanne Harris blog: Quilts by Joanne
Sarah Myers blog: The Quilted Diary
Becca Fenstermaker blog: Pretty Piney
Diamond Star
Sarah Vanderburgh blog: Sew Joy Creations
Sarah Scott blog: Piccolo Studio

February 4 – Striped Fabric Block

ShellsGail Sheppard blog: Quilting Gail
Julie Burton blog: Running Stitch Quilts
Xs and Os
Linda McLaren blog: The Quilting Biker
Sarah Scott blog: Piccolo Studio
Cheryl Brown blog: QuilterChic
Stephanie Jacobson blog: Steph Jacobson Design

February 6 – Coordinated Strips

Afton Warrick blog: Quilting Mod
Diamond and Crosses
Linda McLaren blog: The Quilting Biker
Brandy Pettit blog: Pampered Pettit
Knots and Crosses
Leanne Parsons blog: Devoted Quilter
Andy Knowlton blog: A Bright Corner

Would you like a copy of Turnabout Patchwork? Then leave a comment :) Martingale is giving away a digital copy to one of my readers. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post with your favorite quilt style, technique, or pattern (old or new).
Be sure to leave your email address so that I and Martingale can contact you, if you win. The giveaway closes at 11:59 Eastern on February 15, 2019.

 --Giveaway closed-- Thank you for all the comments and visits.


  1. Your blocks are stunning and I would be interested in the new book.

  2. This is such a cool technique--I made Four Season's of the Heart-one of Teresa's patterns. I'd love to make more!

  3. Every day I say this is the best one yet. can't wait to get my hands on this book

  4. I really like HST - one of my favorite blocks is a Sho Fly block

  5. I love your fabric choices. Great block.

  6. Great pattern change for a mini quilt. I like old fashioned log cabin quilt patterns. rozz01(at)cox(dot)net

  7. Your fabric choices would be great for a Valentine's Day quilt for my granddaughter. Her color scheme is black, white, and pink.

  8. Wow that's a small block! This book looks like fun.

  9. I like to try new techniques once in a while. Fabric manipulation and origami are high on my bucket list right now.

  10. It looks like an interesting book. You made some really cute blocks.

  11. Just love these quilts that use the "disappearing 9-patch" with further slices!
    thanks for sharing

  12. My favorite quilt style is modern and I love taking "old" blocks and turning them into something completely different...just like every quilt in this book!!

  13. My 'go to' pattern would be the disappearing nine patch but I never thought of cutting it in half diagonally. Great idea

  14. Your tiny size looks fun, fun, fun.

  15. perfect size for a mug rug, very cute.

  16. When all else fails I turn to Granny Squares but I love your color choices for this one.Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

  17. I like flying geese, amazing what the modern quilters do with them.

  18. My favorite style quilt would be traditional pieced.

  19. I like traditional style blocks with bright cheerful colors :)

  20. My favorites are the Feathered Star and Double Wedding Ring quilts.

  21. Beautiful blocks for the quilt. I do like all sorts of star blocks.

  22. You have the start of a great looking quilt. I like the idea of cutting up the 9 patch and rearranging, Its amazing how different the blocks look in the end. Thanks for sharing!!

  23. D9P is a GO TO Pattern for a quick finish. Love watching this Blog Hop! I'd Love this Book. Hi Sandra!

  24. Don't really have favorites in the quilt world. Love to learn new techniques all the time.

  25. An interesting layout for another beautiful quilt. Love the versatility of this pattern.

  26. My favourite technique is machine piecing and I have made several Disappearing Nine Patch quilts but never a Double Disappearing Nine Patch. I am amazed at the how different the quilts are.

  27. Love disappearing nine patches. So many variations.

  28. I love it when a quilt looks harder to make than it really is. This book looks like it has a lot of great techniques to do that.


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