Quilting in the Month of May

Posted Saturday, May 25th, 2019 in Accuquilt Go cutter | Read More

I apologize for my lack of posts lately. I am finding it very true that time moves very quickly as you get older. This year is nearly half gone and I have so much more I want to do. One of my goals for this year is to quilt all the tops that are waiting in the closet. But I also love to piece new quilt tops, what to do first… piecing usually wins!

This month I made a small quilt from a kit and quilted it. It was designed by my new friend Sue for the quilts we give to veterans going on a Flight of Honor. The quilts are small, lap size, and sew up quickly. This is a Common Threads of Ohio Quilt Guild project.

After finishing it so quickly, I went looking for more red and blue blocks. I found I had enough Winding Ways blocks made to make another quilt. I did make two more blue blocks so I could do the layout with the red in the center. I have the Accuquilt Go cutter for this block which makes cutting it go quickly. I am still deciding which free motion quilting pattern to use. I really like this one and want to make another to keep.

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A “Just for Fun” Quilt!

Posted Saturday, January 24th, 2015 in Accuquilt Go cutter | Read More

I have had this quilt on my to-do list for about a year. I purchased a layer cake and plain white fabric and auditioned it on my Accuquilt Go die early in 2014. Before I could cut it out, we decided to move. This quilt was put on the “back burner” until this month.

I used the 3 1/2 inch drunkards path Go cutter die to cut it out. Each of the 20 blocks has 16 little drunkards path blocks to make a  total of 320 blocks. The most difficult  part of making this quilt was the color placement. There are a couple of places where the same colors touch.

And here it is!

I had enough pieces leftover to make a bonus block. I am going to make a pillow cover with it.

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A Hunter’s Star Baby Quilt

Posted Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 in Accuquilt Go cutter, baby quilt, Quilting | Read More

Bob gave me a Hunter’s Star die for my Accuquilt Go cutter last Christmas. I made a sample block and loved the way it went together. I decided to use this die to cut out a quilt for my newest grandson, Ezra. I have had a bundle of 6 Lily and Will fat quarters along with  coordinating background yardage that I was keeping for something special. I decide this was the “something special”. I had to purchase fabric for borders and a quilt was born!

I was able to cut out two blocks from each FQ using the background fabric for the contrasting fabric.

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BOM 2014 – January -Chilly Silly Snowmen

Posted Saturday, January 25th, 2014 in Accuquilt Go cutter, Fabric Stash | Read More

Here we go again! I found a cute, free, BOM that I just had to make.  I made a few changes to the construction of the blocks but not the appearance. For Christmas, Bob gave me a Snowball die for my Accuquilt Go Cutter that is the same size as the snowman face. Rather than cut lots of two inch squares and sew them back together, I used the die to cut the white fabric. It also cut the blue fabric for the corners on the white squares. I cut strips for the side pieces of the block rather then piece them. The eyes are 3/4 inch black buttons. I sewed the buttons onto the faces before I joined the blocks together.

The pattern is from Quilt Doodle Doodles. The directions are very clear and easy to follow. I think I have found a new favorite blog to follow!

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Eli’s Tractor Quilt

Posted Friday, August 30th, 2013 in Accuquilt Go cutter, baby quilt, Quilting | Read More

Our grandson loves tractors. When he visits us, he likes to ride on the old pedal tractor that Grandpa played with as a child, and ride with daddy on the John Deere lawn mower.When I saw how much he loves tractors, I had to make him a tractor quilt.

I had several John Deere fat quarters that were a Christmas gift from Jeff and Christina several years ago. I also had a tractor panel that I bought to go with the FQs. I cut the FQs into six inch tumbler blocks with my Accuquilt Go cutter and joined them to make borders around the panel. I quilted it with a meandering design.

When I showed the quilt to Eli, he pointed to it and said, “Tractor!”. We put the quilt on the floor and he danced on it and then rolled on it as he wrapped it around himself. Next he stood up and dragged it behind him as he went to the bedroom. I think he likes it! LOL

I’m sorry for the poor photography but he was on the move!

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