February 06, 2019

Turnabout Patchwork - Christmas Knots and Crosses

Welcome to my stop on the Turnabout Patchwork blog hop! I'm glad to have you visit 😊 If you're new here and you like what you see, you're invited to sign up for my monthly newsletter, The Bulletin. That's where I share a favourite recipe, a list of fun things to make and news from here and I'd love to have you. I also have a QAL that has just started and I'd love to have you join in! The Medallion Magic QAL will run for 6 months with a finish party starting in August and the first month is for gathering your fabric, so you wouldn't even be behind yet 😊

Turnabout Patchwork is a fun, new book by Teresa of Sewn Up, Teresa Down Under. Teresa has lots of different quilts in the book, all made with very simple blocks that are then cut apart and sewn back together in a different arrangement to create quilts that look complex, but are still easy to piece together.
Turnabout Patchwork blog hop | DevotedQuilter.com
Back in December, when we were decorating for Christmas, I looked at my Singer treadle machine in the entryway and thought, "I need a Christmas quilt to put there." This is how it looks all year...
Noodles quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
and now this is how it will look at Christmas time 😊
Christmas Knots and Crosses | DevotedQuilter.com
Christmas Knots and Crosses | DevotedQuilter.com
I chose to make the Knots and Crosses variation of the Coordinated Strips block and the four fabrics came from my stash. The mini quilt is made of 16 blocks and it measures 27" x 27".
Christmas Knots and Crosses | DevotedQuilter.com
These are the original blocks.
Turnabout Patchwork blog hop | DevotedQuilter.com
Excuse the nighttime lighting!
Then I cut them apart and stitched them back together to create the Knots and Crosses blocks. Teresa's directions are clear and it's crazy fun to cut the original blocks apart and use the parts to make something that looks so different.
Christmas Knots and Crosses | DevotedQuilter.com
More yucky nighttime lighting
Christmas Knots and Crosses | DevotedQuilter.com
And again...I was too anxious to keep sewing to wait until I could get daytime pictures, lol
I considered doing a different free motion quilting design in each section, but when I really looked there are a lot of sections. Everything I considered putting in the sections would require starting and stopping a bazillion times and that really didn't appeal to me. Then I remembered that all while I quilted my Sparkler quilt I had to keep reminding myself to make the sparkler lines asymmetrical so they wouldn't look like snowflakes. Flipping that around, if I made them symmetrical they would be snowflakes 😊 With the addition of some loops, I had a quick fmq design that was perfect for a Christmas quilt.
Christmas Knots and Crosses | DevotedQuilter.com
Christmas Knots and Crosses | DevotedQuilter.com
I used Aurifil 12, Spring Green, and I love how it blends with some fabrics and contrasts in others.

Have you been following along with the rest of the blog hop? There have been some gorgeous quilts shared already and there are more to come, so be sure to visit everyone!

Before you do, though, you can leave a comment here for a chance to win a digital copy of Turnabout Patchwork, courtesy of Martingale 😊 To be entered, tell me what holidays you decorate for. We only change things up for Christmas, but I'm considering adding other season decorations, mostly because I want to make more seasonal quilts, lol!

Congratulations to the giveaway winner - comment #13 - Laura!

Here's the full blog hop schedule so you can see all the beautiful things that have already come from Turnabout Patchwork. Happy blog hopping!

Wednesday, January 30 - Quarter Snow Ball
Tutti-Frutti - Quilt Design Duo and Puppy Girl Designs
Sun Dunes - Sarah Goer Quilts and Tamarinis

Friday, February 1 - Modern Shoofly
Flying Rainbows - Snug Harbor Quilts
Flying Butterflies - Samelia's Mum and Stitching Farmgirl
Flying Flags - Tamarinis and Pretty Piney
Flying Confetti - Saroy and Slice of Pi Quits

Saturday, February 2 - Half Square Triangles and Squares
Rose Garden Star - Said with Love
Houndstooth - Pretty Piney
Diamond Star - Sew Joy Creations and Piccolo Studio

Monday, February 4 - Striped Fabric Block
Jaws - QuilterChic
Arrowhead - Steph Jacobson Design

Wednesday, February 6 - Coordinated Strips
Peaks - Quilting Mod
Diamond and Crosses - The Quilting Biker and Pampered Pettit
Knots and Crosses - Devoted Quilter and A Bright Corner

Friday, February 8 - Double Disappearing Nine-Patch
Holiday Trellis - Powered by Quilting
Stepping Stones - Snowy Days Quilting and Anja Quilts
Two for One - Mania for Quilts

28 comments:

  1. I love your color choice. The quilt turned out wonderful.

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  2. I do the most decorating for fall, Hakkoeee

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    1. Oops, Halloween, Thanksgiving, & Christmas. But I do put up a few decorations for Valentine's day, St Patrick's day, Easter, Spring, & patriotic.

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  3. I only decorate for Christmas and a bit for the fall, love the fall colours. ..karenbbsnow@gmail.com

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  4. I don't really decorate for holidays. But I do change my placemats for the seasons.

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  5. Leanne, it came out so well! I like how you changed up the quilt on your antique machine; it's a great way to make it more seasonal. Hope you're doing well!

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  6. Great quilt, and I love your quilting motif! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  7. Beautiful quilt!! I decorate for each month. If there is a holiday, I use that theme, if not, I use the season. It has grown to my front porch, so it becomes a pretty big job.

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  8. Love the quilt! It looks so complicated but the Turnabout makes it look so simple. When my kids were small, I used to decorate for lots and lots of holidays. Now that I'm older and it's more of a pain to get all those decorations out of the garage, I do just the major ones--Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. And most of those decorations are quilts :)

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  9. Guess I am too preoccupied with quilting to decorate for holidays but do get out the lights & decor for Christmas. rozz01(at)cox(dot)net

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  10. I have gotten out of the habit of decorating for holidays and seasons. Probably because I found I still had Christmas decorations up in June! lol One of my favorite seasons to decorate for was fall--some of my favorite colors.

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  11. I love your idea of putting a finished piece under your treadle!

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  12. I change the table in my entry way at least one a month. Quilts, pictures, china, I love to change it up.

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  13. I'm with you around decorating (only for Christmas), but I do have seasonal table runners and hope to make more.

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  14. I like to change at least some of the decorations each month. Love your quilt.

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  15. I love decorating for the fall, but keep it spring time in my sewing room :) Your quilt came out lovely and is a great size to decorate your treadle.

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  16. Like you I only decorate at Christmas. Thank you for sharing your lovely quilt

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  17. Love the way your quilt turned out! Like you I used to only decorate for Christmas, but then I started making projects that were for other holidays and before you knew it, I had decorated for Valentines, St Patricks, 4th of July and Halloween! Thanks for sharing!!

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  18. We started decorating for January with any snowmen decorations. It looked so bare after the Christmas decorations went away.

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  19. Love to put out decor for all of the different seasons and holidays.

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  20. I decorate for Xmas. I do have a table running for thanksgiving.

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  21. Well done! I love it. I definitely want to try that quilting motif. Just need to get my head around how to do it. And then practice...and maybe practice some more LOL

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  22. I used to decorate when the kids were younger and living here. Now I don't decorate for any holiday. Funny, I still make quilts for holidays. Go figure.

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  23. I love how this turned out ad I really like the quilting motif! I am loving the patterns in this book! Great job!

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  24. What a beautiful Christmas quilt! It really looks at home with your treadle!! This book has awesome patterns!!!

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  25. The quilting in the Christmas quilt is so adorable!

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  26. Beautiful quilt and fun technique--I have made one of Teresa's quilts!
    I would love to decorate for more than Christmas, but that's about all I do...

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  27. I decorate for Christmas. I like your quilt and you used the perfect fmq design.

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