Turnabout Patchwork - X's and O's

Squee!!  Allow me to introduce you to "X's and O's".   

This quilt is one of the quilts from Teresa Mairal Barreu's new book, "Turnabout Patchwork".  You can see her announcement post here.  If you're looking for the book to purchase, Teresa has a link on that page.

The premise for Teresa's book is making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

Her book is well done, with excellent instructions and illustrations.  Lots of inspiration!

There is a giveaway ... be sure to check out this full post for details!

For details on the blog hop, head here ...

I adore working with stripes, so the projects I selected to work with for the Blog Hop use striped fabrics really effectively.

The fabrics for this quilt are from Stache Fabric & Notions, they are some gorgeous Art Gallery Fabrics.  The variations in the stripe produced some really lovely different quilt blocks.
First step - starch!!  Lots of starch.  This technique has all bias edges, and starch really helps control all those edges.  Teresa has great info on how to handle all these bias edges in her book.

Putting two squares together and sewing around the outside, this is step two ...
Press the HST's open and trimming up with my Bloc_Loc ruler - love all the trimmings, and the perfectly square block to work with.
The basic block ...
Chain piecing ...
Four blocks to make one design block ...
On the design wall ...
On the frame ... ruler work for this one!  
Ta-done!
Lots of variations in the blocks from that uneven stripe ...


For the back, Grunge "Hits the Spot" and the lovely straight quilting lines.

The batting is Quilters Dream 100% Cotton, and the thread is Hab 'n Dash Glide.  My Bernina Q24 calculated 118,000|+ stitches in the quilting.  Of course the binding is bias cut from those glorious stripes!

The giveaway!  There are three items to win (one item per winner - 3 winners!):
Teresa is generously giving away one of the patterns from her Etsy shop and a PDF copy of her book "Turnabout Patchwork".
Michealanne from Stache Fabrics & Notions is graciously offering a $25 gift certificate to her shop.  How awesome is that!

How to enter my giveaway?  Leave a comment here on the blog, on my Quilting Biker Facebook page or Instagram (@quiltingbiker), and I'll have a random selection for winners after the end of the blog hop - on Feb 10th.  


Here is the complete Blog Hop Schedule ...

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





Comments

  1. I really love the motion of the stripes!! Thank you.

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  2. I love how the stripes look on that. Great job.

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    1. Thanks Sharon! It's amazing how stripes can turn out :)

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  3. I really like the use of the uneven stripes in this block.

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  4. Your quilt is perfect!! The quilting really makes it pop. Thanks for sharing!!

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  5. LOVE the fabrics you chose to work with - that stripe really takes the pattern to over-the-top fabulous!!

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  6. I like to use stripes also. Love your quilt. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Stripes can be so much fun! Thanks!

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    2. tac73, you're a winner! Please let me know contact details to get your prize to you.

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  7. i love your quilt and i have the perfect striped batik for this one.

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    1. Thanks, and a striped batik would be amazing in this design.

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  8. Love love love this one! I have some striped fabric that I need a plan for. I may have found it! Wonderful job!

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    1. Thank you! Glad to spark some inspiration :)

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  9. Uneven stripes really do work well for this turnabout! Fun!!

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    1. Thanks, I thought this turned out well too :)

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  10. What a wonderful use of that uneven stripe fabric. So effective!

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  11. Great quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Great quilt, I love the stripes with the solid. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. Thanks! Appreciate you providing your contact info :)

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  13. Love stripes, too! Been looking for ideas for a quilt for my kids. Tag! This is it!

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    1. Zaurie, you're a winner! Please let me know your contact info to get your prize to you.

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  14. I usually try to avoid stripes but I may have to rethink that because they look great in your quilt

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  15. Perfect marriage of fabric & pattern plus A+ piecing & quilting. rozz01(at)cox(dot)net

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  16. This looks so fabulous! It looks like it may be a pattern that comes together quickly? I always need one of those go to quilts for gifts and such.

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    1. Thanks Willow. Yes, this comes together quite quickly. You can also upsize the blocks to make it even quicker ;)

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    2. Willow, you're a winner! Please let me know your contact details so I can get your prize to you!

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  17. Looks like a great book with clear instructions. I like the uneven stripe blocks.

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    1. Thanks Kathy! Those uneven stripes can be easier to work with than even stripes - no matching required!

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  18. This is looking a wonderful book with lots of great projects.

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  19. Great use of the stripes! I finally know what to do with the stripes I bought a few years ago. This has been a great hop!

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    1. Thanks Janet! Lots of inspiration in the book and from my fellow bloggers!

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  20. The stripes really work for this design and the solid is a great compliment! Nice work!

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    1. Thanks Cinthia! These are the fabulous Art Gallery fabrics so they are wonderful to work with.

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