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Turnabout Patchwork Book Tour – Xs and Os

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

Why hello again! Another day and another stop on the Turnabout Patchwork Book Tour – this time the Xs and Os block. I think it is always a great sign when a blogger likes a book so much they request an extra stop along the way lol. If this is your second visit to me then welcome and I hope you love my makes, if not then you can find my first post featuring the Diamond Star Block here. Make sure you scroll to the end of this post too because I have a competition you will all love to enter.

The Xs and Os block is another HST (half square triangle) creation and it is super quick to assemble which is always a bonus for me who often grows impatient waiting for end results. With a simple stripe fabric you can add some brilliant extra detail to your make, especially once you twist and flip as the book suggests.

http://piccolostudio.com.au/2019/02/04/turnabout-patchw…k-tour-xs-and-os/

As you can see I used the same fabrics as I did in my first block and for great reason as you will see. The two prints are Nancy Zieman’s new posthumous range Afternoon Picnic (distributed by Riley Blake Designs) and my favourite grey stripe from Sedef at Down Grapevine Lane.

http://piccolostudio.com.au/2019/02/04/turnabout-patchw…k-tour-xs-and-os/

Once again I decided to make a cushion and what a beauty she turned out to be. Using the 4 blocks meant I ended up with a cushion cover measuring 55cm square. I wanted to do something a bit different this time and edged it in pom poms instead of binding – I am so so glad I did.

http://piccolostudio.com.au/2019/02/04/turnabout-patchw…k-tour-xs-and-os/

http://piccolostudio.com.au/2019/02/04/turnabout-patchw…k-tour-xs-and-os/

I won’t lie I am a bit impressed with how I lined up those centre stripes. I would like to say it was planned but I can’t tell a lie – it was a lovely perfect accident. How I wish all my quilting endeavours had happy accidents like this!’One last photo before I reveal my end game …

http://piccolostudio.com.au/2019/02/04/turnabout-patchw…k-tour-xs-and-os/

All along I knew I wanted to make a set of cushions with these blocks that coordinated not matched – they turned out perfectly!

http://piccolostudio.com.au/2019/02/04/turnabout-patchw…k-tour-xs-and-os/

I can see them on beds, couches, day beds – anywhere a cushion is necessary. I will be adding these to the shop in the next couple of days – I am drowning in cushions here and these deserve their own place to shine.

http://piccolostudio.com.au/2019/02/04/turnabout-patchw…k-tour-xs-and-os/

Now for the exciting news for you! I have one PDF copy of Turnabout Patchwork to give away to a lucky reader. To enter all you need to do is leave a comment on this post and I will draw a winner at the end of the week. This competition is open worldwide so please enter away!

And that my friends is a very happy wrap from me. I have a lot of upcoming blog posts planned including photos of my new updated sewing room which is filled with all things pretty (I’m sure you wouldnt expect anything less!)

Sarah xx

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

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

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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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76 Comments

  • Reply
    karenbbsnow
    04/02/2019 at 9:38 pm

    Beautiful. Love them both . karenbbsnow@gmail.com

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      sarah scott
      05/02/2019 at 8:40 am

      Thanks Karen 😊

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    Karen Zoffmann
    05/02/2019 at 7:27 am

    Love the pillows for a lovely garden room. Makes me think of spring.

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      sarah scott
      05/02/2019 at 8:41 am

      Me too. I need a lovely white cane lounge to put them on!

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    Laura M
    05/02/2019 at 7:32 am

    Love your new pillows using the versatile pattern.

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      sarah scott
      05/02/2019 at 8:41 am

      Such a great pattern and book!

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    Nancy Lewis
    05/02/2019 at 7:53 am

    Your pillow turned out to be darling!! I love your fabric placement. Great job!!

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      sarah scott
      05/02/2019 at 8:42 am

      Thanks Nancy 😊

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    Linda Williamson
    05/02/2019 at 8:13 am

    Your cushions are beautiful. Love those prints and stripes. These blocks would make a stunning quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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      sarah scott
      05/02/2019 at 8:42 am

      They really would Linda! I like the simplicity of only 2 fabrics too

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    Rosalind Gutierrez
    05/02/2019 at 8:13 am

    The pillows are lovely and I like the pom poms too.

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      sarah scott
      05/02/2019 at 8:43 am

      Thank you Rosalind 😊

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    Allison Evrard
    05/02/2019 at 8:42 am

    I love your pillows, particularly your fabric choices! They look so much like spring, a welcome change from the cold, snowy weather we’ve had lately.

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      sarah scott
      05/02/2019 at 8:43 am

      The fabrics are lovely. It has been so hot here and my poor garden is suffering so was lovely to think of spring

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    Anita L Jackson
    05/02/2019 at 9:51 am

    Those fabric choices are so beautiful in your pillows! And spot on- the pom poms work fabulously!

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      sarah scott
      05/02/2019 at 8:44 am

      I combined my 2 greatest loves – Pom Pom’s and stripes lol

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    Susan the Farm Quilter
    05/02/2019 at 9:57 am

    Your pillows are so pretty! Love the fabrics you chose to use…reminds me of spring/summer as the snow falls outside!

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      sarah scott
      05/02/2019 at 8:44 am

      Thank you Susan 😊

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    Teri
    05/02/2019 at 11:13 am

    Your pillows are beautiful! I like using stripes in quilts.

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      sarah scott
      05/02/2019 at 8:44 am

      Me too Teri. Stripes are my faves

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    Gretchen Snug Harbor Quilts
    05/02/2019 at 11:36 am

    This pillow is as gorgeous as the other! They look beautiful together! I love the little trim on this one! Great job, and kudos for being able to finish 2 projects!

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      sarah scott
      05/02/2019 at 8:45 am

      Thank you Gretchen. It was great to make 2 projects and see them work together

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    Barbara Colvin
    05/02/2019 at 12:21 pm

    Those pillows turned out beautiful! I need to make a pair for my couch.

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      sarah scott
      05/02/2019 at 8:45 am

      Barbara you do!

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    Janet T
    05/02/2019 at 12:49 pm

    I’m glad you didn’t ask us to choose which pillow we liked better, because that would be very hard to do! Love the pompom edging. Great touch! Both pillows are beautiful!!

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      sarah scott
      11/02/2019 at 4:21 pm

      oh I could never ask you to do that when I cant choose myself Janet! Thank you 🙂

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    Kathie L
    05/02/2019 at 1:03 pm

    Both pillows are terrific. I think this book will be inspiring for a lot of projects. Thanks

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      sarah scott
      05/02/2019 at 8:46 am

      It really would be. I had so many creative ideas looking through it

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    Ines Sáenz
    05/02/2019 at 1:08 pm

    Muy tierno y delicado

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      sarah scott
      11/02/2019 at 4:21 pm

      Gracias Ines

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    Christi
    05/02/2019 at 1:14 pm

    I love how pretty this is. Elegant and dainty.

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      sarah scott
      11/02/2019 at 4:20 pm

      Thank you Christis – it was great to play with pretty things x

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    Jenny Hooker
    05/02/2019 at 1:38 pm

    I love your choice of fabrics Sarah and your ability to make any project your own unique style.

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      sarah scott
      05/02/2019 at 8:56 am

      Thank you Jenny. I always hope my work looks like my own 😊

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    Anne Dawson
    05/02/2019 at 1:54 pm

    Love your cushions. The book looks great😍

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      sarah scott
      05/02/2019 at 8:56 am

      It’s a wonderful book Anne, so many great projects

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      sarah scott
      11/02/2019 at 4:19 pm

      Thank you so much Anne! And I am glad you like the look of the book because you are the lucky winner today. I have just drawn your name out of the hat. I will be in touch via email shortly x

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    Nancy
    05/02/2019 at 1:59 pm

    Oh my goodness. Those pillows are so fresh looking! I love the way they turned out…They would look great on my couch for spring!! Just lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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      sarah scott
      05/02/2019 at 8:57 am

      You must make a pair Nancy, they are a quick sew.

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      sarah scott
      11/02/2019 at 4:18 pm

      You should definitely make some Nancy!

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    Holly
    05/02/2019 at 7:19 pm

    Love your cushions Sarah. So simple but so effective <3

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      sarah scott
      11/02/2019 at 4:18 pm

      I am very attached to cushions at the moment – it is crazy lol

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    Shannyn
    05/02/2019 at 7:19 pm

    Beautiful work as always 😍😍😍

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      sarah scott
      11/02/2019 at 4:17 pm

      Thanks gorgeous one x

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    Shelley Wild
    05/02/2019 at 7:39 pm

    Sarah you are so inspiring in both your work and the way you write. Off to see everyone else’s creations!

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      sarah scott
      11/02/2019 at 4:17 pm

      I’m not as inspiring as my lovely friend who has just completed a gruelling uni course. You should meet her – she is excellent!

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    Joanne Rush
    05/02/2019 at 7:48 pm

    Gorgeous work as always Sarah. Wish I had a room like that to take photo in 😍

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      sarah scott
      11/02/2019 at 4:16 pm

      She is a very lucky girl! I wish it was always this tidy to take photos in 😉

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    Lisa Commins
    05/02/2019 at 8:12 pm

    Oh my 😍
    I would love to make these! I have just moved my 2 daughters in to a shared room and one on each of their beds would look so beautiful x

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      sarah scott
      11/02/2019 at 4:16 pm

      They would be perfect for that Lisa – although you would probably need to make them the same size and do pom poms for everyone lol

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        Lisa Commins
        12/02/2019 at 12:57 pm

        I might even make a set for myself! Love Pom Pom trim!! 😍

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          sarah scott
          13/02/2019 at 8:37 am

          you should! If you do make sure you share it with me – I would love to see it 🙂

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    Karyn Rastrick
    05/02/2019 at 8:40 pm

    Gorgeous! I would love to give it a go x

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      sarah scott
      11/02/2019 at 4:15 pm

      You absolutely should Karyn!

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    Jacqui Coles
    05/02/2019 at 8:52 pm

    so pretty. would love to attempt adding pom pom to a pillow. wow

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      sarah scott
      11/02/2019 at 4:14 pm

      These are big pom poms Jacqui so it wasnt all that difficult to add them – I could use my standard foot. I pinned the sides only and did those first, then I pinned the top and bottom. I found it easier that way

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    Lacey Detka
    05/02/2019 at 11:25 pm

    They’re both gorgeous!!!! Love the pom poms 💕

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      sarah scott
      11/02/2019 at 4:13 pm

      You must add this to your list Lacey – looking at how you are smashing quilting now this would be a perfect project for you!

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    Andrea
    06/02/2019 at 1:20 am

    so pretty!

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      sarah scott
      11/02/2019 at 4:12 pm

      Thank you Andrea 🙂

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    Pamela Reim
    06/02/2019 at 5:12 am

    Nice combination with the subtle stripes & flower wow!

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      sarah scott
      11/02/2019 at 4:12 pm

      That is what I love about stripes – they make any project wow!

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    Lenore
    06/02/2019 at 6:05 am

    I adore your colour choices and pattern for the cushions, they are gorgeous.

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      sarah scott
      11/02/2019 at 4:10 pm

      Thank you so much Lenore 🙂

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    Jayne P
    06/02/2019 at 7:41 am

    Two great pillows but really love the pom pom trim

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      sarah scott
      11/02/2019 at 4:10 pm

      Jayne that is because you clearly have amazing taste 😉

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    Judy W.
    06/02/2019 at 11:43 pm

    What lovely pillows! I like the added pom poms, too. Thanks for the chance to win.

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      sarah scott
      11/02/2019 at 4:09 pm

      You are welcome Judy. I really love using Pom Poms, they add fun to everything

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    Libby
    07/02/2019 at 2:49 am

    I love your pillows. I am going to start looking for the very same fabrics to make a pair for myself. The floral fabric is really a spirit lifter – makes me think of spring!! Great choices. I’m so glad you joined this blog hop – what a great group of quilters!

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      sarah scott
      11/02/2019 at 4:09 pm

      You absolutely should Libby – I would recommend a whole quilt in it actually and wish I had had more fabric to do that.

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    Willow Olson
    07/02/2019 at 6:01 am

    Love the coordinating pillows – so refreshing <3

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      sarah scott
      11/02/2019 at 4:08 pm

      They were fun to make Willow – now I am on a patchwork cushion bent lol

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    Joan
    07/02/2019 at 3:20 pm

    Everything is more fun with pom pom’s 😊😊

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      sarah scott
      11/02/2019 at 4:07 pm

      it really really is! I don’t think I will ever tire of them

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    GloryB
    11/02/2019 at 12:55 am

    Another taste of Summer for a grey UK winter. They have both cheeredme up – I can hear the rain on the roof lantern as I type!

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      sarah scott
      11/02/2019 at 4:05 pm

      It is a cold rainy day here too – seems Australia cant make up its mind this week!

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