Whirlwind and Road to Tennessee Quilt Block Tutorial

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Whirlwind and Road to Tennessee Quilt Block Tutorial | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image by: Teresa DownUnder

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Looking for new designs for your next quilt project? Try these two beautiful blocks. They are simple and beginner-friendly; you can easily create them in a few minutes! Learn the step-by-step instructions with this whirlwind and road to Tennessee quilt block tutorial by Teresa DownUnder on Youtube. You can make different patterns from the Tennesse blocks by changing the position of each piece. Watch the video below to get ideas on what design you can choose from. What are you waiting for? Read on for the full instructions.

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For the whirlwind quilt block:

Materials:

  • 2 pieces of 2-1/2″ x 20″ fabric strips in different fabric designs

Instructions:

Sew the 2 strips together with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Cut at 4-1/2 inch intervals to make 4 squares using a ruler and rotary cutter. Next, cut each square on the diagonal from one corner to the opposite corner to make 8 triangles. These triangles will make 2 blocks. Assemble them in this pattern below then sew them in pairs.  Press them using iron and you are done.

Whirlwind Quilt Block Tutorial
Image by: Teresa DownUnder

 

 

For the road to Tennessee quilt block:

Materials:

  • 8 pieces of 5″ square in different fabrics
  • 16 pieces of 2-3/4″ squares (white or your preferred solid color)

Instructions:

Draw a diagonal line across each 2-3/4″ squares using a marker and ruler. Place the 5-inch square right side up on your work surface. Next, put the smaller squares on opposite corners right side down. Secure both with pins and sew along the diagonal lines. Cut at 1/4″ from each diagonal line. Press the seams to open using an iron. Repeat the same process and make 8 blocks. Assemble the first 4 blocks to form a circle and the other 4 to form an X. You can also assemble them however you like. There are a lot of samples in the video below for your to choose from.

Road to Tennessee Quilt Block Tutorial
Image by: Teresa DownUnder

 

 

Whirlwind and Road to Tennessee Block Tutorial

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