Turnabout Patchwork Blog Hop … my turn

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The author is Teresa Mairal Barreu.  She’s an Australian author and blogs at Sewn Up …  you can see her blog HERE.

If you want to order this book: Check out Teresa’s blog on THIS PAGE.

Image result for smiling clock freeMy day to post is Feb. 4.  And for those of you that receive notice of my new posts immediately, you’re likely saying, “Gail posted a day early.”  Well, yes and no.  You see, Teresa lives in Australia and is 19 hours ahead of me!  So, this has gone “live” on Feb. 4, Australian time.

SEW … I have made 2 quilts using the same pattern in this book.  I know that I will be using other patterns in the future!  The method is SEW easy!!!!  With fantastic results (in my opinion!)

Here is one I haven’t shown before (just the sneak peek last week).  I was feeling a little guilty because the pattern called for striped fabric.  Obviously, the purple is not striped.  This one still doesn’t use stripes, but it does use a border print, which is sort-of like stripes, right?  It was fun when the blocks matched up.  It was not fun when they did not!!!  But then I ended up putting those triangles off to the side where they did not need to match up!

The quilting on the black/teal one is similar to the quilting on the purple.  Can you see the difference?

Black & Teal Shells

Black & Teal Shells

I really enjoyed quilting this!  Here are close-ups of the quilting:


This was the very first time I’ve used black batting.  (I think it’s the first quilt I’ve made that had so much black in it!  I used Hobbs 80/20 and of course, it quilted up just as nice as the white!  I spray basted with 505 and when you use black batting, you can really see the spray coverage!  And it re-inforces that you don’t need a lot of spray!


  • Finished size: 52″x 56″
  • Quilted on:  Janome 8900 domestic: ruler quilting and FMQ
  • Batting: Hobbs 80/20 black
  • Thread: Aurifil (dark grey … number is long gone).

Purple Shells

Purple Shells

You can see posts of my progress HERE and HERE  and  HERE. And here’s some quilting photos from the back.



  • Finished size: 52″x 56″
  • Quilted on:  Janome 8900 domestic: ruler quilting and FMQ
  • Batting: Hobbs 80/20 natural
  • Backing: minky
  • Thread: Can Sew industrial thread (very light mauve).

Today’s blog hop presenters are:

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Xs and Os



We all used the same technique making HST (half-square triangles) and arranged them according to the directions.

A Give-a-way

Would you like to win an electronic copy of this book?  Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Write a comment to this post as to why YOU should be the one to win the electronic copy.
  2. Deadline is Feb. 8, 2019 at midnight, Pacific Time.

I will not approve the comments – so no one can see what anyone else has written.  Once the deadline is over, I will have my husband pick out the winner, based on your comments. (And no, I do not want a 10 page report as your comment! Remember, I’m retired from all that and I won’t read past the first 2 sentences! grin! )  If all the comments are considered equal, we will put the names in a hat and choose one.

All comments already have email addresses (available to me, not the public), so it will be easy for me to contact you and the publisher for your electronic copy.


10 thoughts on “Turnabout Patchwork Blog Hop … my turn

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    • Hi Emily,
      I usually use striped fabric for binding … I really like the effect.
      However, when it came to choosing fabric for this quilt … I couldn’t really cut into my stripes!
      This pattern is SEW easy!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


    • Hi Kim,
      Thanks, I’m liking big contrasts more and more!
      The quilting is fun and I don’t panic over the multitude of mistakes … I figure it basically looks pretty good when it’s all done!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


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