Create a Classic Quilt from an Updated Vintage Block

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The vintage “Turnabout T” block published in 1930 has been updated for today’s quilting techniques and used as the basis for this charming quilt. A second star block was added to create an eye-catching overall design.

Beautiful reds create a striking rendition of the quilt. It will be great in other colors as well. Plus, you can play with value placements to give the quilt an entirely different look.

Turnabout Quilt Pattern

Turnabout Quilt Block Tutorial

Learn more about the block and quilt here, including the fabrics used and more examples.

Turnabout Quilt Pattern

Quilt by Joy McDonald.

Turnabout Quilt Pattern

Quilt by Kristen King.

Kimberly from Fat Quarter Shop demonstrates how the block is made in the following video. She provides lots of tips for precise results.

Click here to watch the video at YouTube if it doesn’t play on your device.

The unfinished block is 15.5″ x 15.5″ and can also be used in many other projects. Or finish one block, perhaps with an added border, for a charming table topper.

Click here for the free “Turnabout” block pattern.

A pattern is available for the quilt with instructions for the following sizes:

  • Throw – 51.5″ x 51.5″
  • Lap – 70.5″ x 70.5″
  • Twin – 70.5″ x 89.5″
  • Queen – 89.5″ x 89.5″

Click here to purchase the “Turnabout” quilt pattern.


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