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Turnabout Patchwork Book Tour – the Diamond Star block

https://piccolostudio.com.au/2019/02/02/turnabout-book-t…amond-star-block/

So this is a wee bit exciting! Today I have the pleasure of being part of the Turnabout Patchwork Book tour and sharing my make for you all.

Turnabout Patchwork is by fellow Australian Teresa Mairal Barreu (Sewn Up / Teresa Down Under) and it is a triumph. It is based on the premise of taking simple blocks and adding twists by way of simple slices and turns. All the blocks are so quick and easy to make and the end result, incredibly effective.

I looked through the options and quickly selected the Diamond Star block as my own – simple HST blocks are always my favourites to make because it is amazing what you can do with them. In this case because the block only required two fabrics I was even more intrigued as to the end result – I wasn’t let down that is for sure!

 http://piccolostudio.com.au/2019/02/02/turnabout-book-t…amond-star-block/

For my two fabrics I chose Nancy Zieman’s new posthumous range Afternoon Picnic (distributed by Riley Blake Designs) and a simple white solid. I have been dying to play with this fabric since I saw the makes from it so this was a perfect opportunity. I don’t usually cut beautiful large scale fabrics into small 3″ squares as a rule but there was definitely enough interest in the fabric to make it work as you can see from the first block made.

 http://piccolostudio.com.au/2019/02/02/turnabout-book-t…amond-star-block/
The interest in this block is certainly shown by making a few to see the pattern. I made 4 blocks and twisted them as directed to make this sweet cushion.

 http://piccolostudio.com.au/2019/02/02/turnabout-book-t…amond-star-block/

Look how pretty that is! I bound the cushion in a fabulous grey stripe from Down Grapevine Lane – it was the perfect combination, adding a small detail without stealing the show. I think all my quilts and make this year will have stripes in it somewhere – they are my favourite things after flowers!

 http://piccolostudio.com.au/2019/02/02/turnabout-book-t…amond-star-block/

 http://piccolostudio.com.au/2019/02/02/turnabout-book-t…amond-star-block/

Of course I headed straight into Abby’s room to photograph. She is possibly getting tired of the constant quilty invasion but when every project looks amazing in there, it is impossible to stop.

 http://piccolostudio.com.au/2019/02/02/turnabout-book-t…amond-star-block/

It is funny – my style has changed so much over the past few months that this doesn’t necessarily feel like my own work. But to be honest it was lovely to return to my roots with pastels and florals, I think the decision I have made for this year (apart from striping all the things!) is that I am not going to give myself a style, I am going to create according to my mood and see where it takes me. It may mean I don’t end up with the cohesive social media feed I am supposed to but I sense it will be a whole lot more fun!

 http://piccolostudio.com.au/2019/02/02/turnabout-book-t…amond-star-block/

This beautiful book Moonflute is one of my favourites from my childhood – the illustrations so divine and stuck to the book as plates rather than printed on the pages. It is nearly 40 years old yet still in amazing condition because I remember being so careful with it even as a tiny wee thing.

 http://piccolostudio.com.au/2019/02/02/turnabout-book-t…amond-star-block/

So there we have my very first make of the blog tour – and I say first because I have agreed to do 2 posts. I really did love this book that much.

If you would like to purchase your own copy of the book you can right here. I will be giving away a PDF copy myself so stay tuned for my final post in 2 days to see details of how to win your own.

Thank you so much for having me Teresa – I hope you like what I did with your wonderful block.

Sarah x

 http://piccolostudio.com.au/2019/02/02/turnabout-book-t…amond-star-block/

Follow along with all the other talented makers and creators here:

January 30 – Quarter Snow Ball

Arrowhead

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

Tutti-frutti

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 Rainbows

Gretchen Wylegala blog:  Snug Harbor Quilts

Flying Butterflies

Anorina Morris blog: Samelia’s mum

Raewyn 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

Swirl

Joanne Harris blog: Quilts by Joanne

Sarah Myers blog: The Quilted Diary

Houndstooth

Becca Fenstermaker blog: Pretty Piney

Diamond Star

Sarah Vanderburgh blog: Sew Joy Creations

Sarah Scott blog: Piccolo Studio

February 4 – Striped Fabric Block

Shells

Gail Sheppard blog: Quilting Gail

Julie Burton blog: Running Stitch Quilts

Xs and Os

Linda McLaren blog: The Quilting Biker

Sarah Scott blog: Piccolo Studio

Jaws

Cheryl Brown blog: QuilterChic

Arrowhead

Stephanie Jacobson blog: Steph Jacobson Design

February 6 – Coordinated Strips

Peaks

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

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

Cross

Sandra Starley blog: Textile Time Travels

Anjeanette Klinder blog: Anjeanette Klinder

 

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28 Comments

  • Reply
    Μοιρούλα Μπογιατζόγλου
    02/02/2019 at 6:49 pm

    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

    • Reply
      sarah scott
      02/02/2019 at 7:18 pm

      It really is! So much fun to play with the different ideas

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    Anne Boundy
    02/02/2019 at 7:58 pm

    I love your fabrics – the cushion looks delightful!

    • Reply
      sarah scott
      02/02/2019 at 8:17 pm

      Thank you so much Anne. I really enjoyed making it even if only using 2 fabrics was a strange concept for me lol

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    karenbbsnow
    02/02/2019 at 9:53 pm

    Beautiful soft colours …. your photos are to die for !!!

    • Reply
      sarah scott
      02/02/2019 at 10:03 pm

      Thank you so much Karen. I think I’m finally getting better with my photos 😊

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    Gretchen Snug Harbor Quilts
    03/02/2019 at 12:51 am

    Beautiful! It is so interesting to see the two very different pillows from the same block! I am currently on a black and white striped binding kick for many of my projects – I may need to find that gray and white stripe! Love the whole project!

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      sarah scott
      04/02/2019 at 7:21 pm

      Thank you Gretchen – I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing everyone’s makes too because they are so varied

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    Rosalind Gutierrez
    03/02/2019 at 2:35 am

    Fabulous pillow and A+ on the bed frame with ivy/lights back drop.

    • Reply
      sarah scott
      04/02/2019 at 7:21 pm

      Thank you! My daughter is very lucky to have such a pretty room and I am very lucky to have a nice place to take photos lol

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    Susan the Farm Quilter
    03/02/2019 at 4:11 am

    Beautiful pillow!! You’re right, that gray stripe was the perfect binding for this pillow!

    • Reply
      sarah scott
      04/02/2019 at 7:20 pm

      I think grey stripe is always the perfect binding to be fair lol

  • Reply
    Donna Vunderink
    03/02/2019 at 7:56 am

    Very pretty pillow. You say this is your first post as part of a blog hop. It’s my first time to follow a blog hop each day and it’s been great. Thanks!

    • Reply
      sarah scott
      04/02/2019 at 7:18 pm

      There have been some amazing contributors Donna – I am loving following too!

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    Renee Boyett
    03/02/2019 at 8:12 am

    This is absolutely gorgeous! I’m so jealous you have such a lovely room you can photograph quilts in. I hang mine on the wall in my sewing room for pictures because of the poor lighting in the bedroom. Plus, my cats will think the quilt is all for them. Great photographs!

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      sarah scott
      04/02/2019 at 7:18 pm

      Yes our cat is quick to claim my quilt projects especially as my sewing table is right by the heater. This room I take photos in belongs to my 17 year old daughter Abby. In the beginning when she said she wanted an all white room a wee part of my soul died but turns out it is the perfect backdrop for my quilts so win win lol!

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    Carol Andrews
    03/02/2019 at 2:52 pm

    What a sweet pillow and yes the grey striped binding is perfect.

    • Reply
      sarah scott
      04/02/2019 at 7:16 pm

      I honestly think the world is immediately better when you add striped binding 🙂

  • Reply
    Christi
    03/02/2019 at 3:19 pm

    This would be pretty in my bedroom. Very nice.

    • Reply
      sarah scott
      04/02/2019 at 7:15 pm

      It is a gorgeous cushion Christi, if you look at my latest post you will see my second make for the book tour which coordinates perfectly.

  • Reply
    Barbara Colvin
    04/02/2019 at 12:09 am

    HST’s are so versatile!! Love that floral.

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      sarah scott
      04/02/2019 at 6:24 pm

      It is a gorgeous floral Barbara- so much detail!

  • Reply
    Kathie L
    04/02/2019 at 3:12 am

    I love ideas for quick quilts, and this book look terrific. Thanks for participating.

    • Reply
      sarah scott
      04/02/2019 at 6:23 pm

      It really is 🙂 I have a new post going up today with my second make and a wee giveaway to win the book so make sure you enter Kathie!

  • Reply
    Kim
    05/02/2019 at 11:51 am

    I love star quilts!

    • Reply
      sarah scott
      11/02/2019 at 4:22 pm

      I really do too Kim – they are such an effective sew for something that doesnt take forever to make.

  • Reply
    GloryB
    11/02/2019 at 12:50 am

    I really love both the fabric and your cushion. So fresh and Summery – – just what is needed just now in a grey UK!

    • Reply
      sarah scott
      11/02/2019 at 4:06 pm

      you need to make yourself one so that you can look at it instead of the skies Gloria

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