Saturday, July 3, 2010

Playing with my Accuquilt GO! Fabric Cutter

So, craziness ensued again today...but early in the morning, before the day actually started, I did make time to do a little quilting. I have been itching to play with my Accuquilt GO! Fabric Cutter, so I decided to start their block of the month series. Accuquilt sent out the first block in June and the second block (for July) arrived in my inbox yesterday. I found a pile of coordinating fabrics (Winsome by Nancy Halvorsen for Benartex) in my stash and quickly cut the first two blocks. Block #1 (left) is the double cross block...and went pretty smoothly for me - with the exception of sewing one piece upside down, which was easily fixed with a few moments and a seam ripper. This block used the half square 3" finished triangle die and the 6 1/2" triangle die. Block #2 (right) is the dutchman's puzzle block...and took a little more time, as all those bias triangle sides are a bit fussy....but I was pretty pleased once I had it pieced...I definitely learned some new things when piecing this particular square. This block uses the 4 7/8" triangle die and the half square 3" finished triangle die. All the blocks in this BOTM series are 12" blocks - great for practicing and learning. Now that I have started and have all my supplies together, I am definitely looking forward to the next block in August...I should have a pretty good size sampler quilt once all of the blocks are released!

When my hour of quiet time was over, it was back to reality...I spent quite a bit of time out working in the yard today. I'm off to get cleaned up, then I have a date with my Just CrossStitch Magazine sampler model...which I am hoping to have finished in the next few days....


  1. Fabulous looking quilt blocks! Love the fabrics you are using! Enjoy your new quilting tool!


  2. The blocks are really pretty! I love the colors. I only a quilter in my own mind, so some of what you might as well be a foreign language!

  3. The blocks are beautiful. I like quilting but I'm not that good at it. Cross stitch remains my main passion.

  4. Lovely blocks, and fabrics!
    Looked at the link for the cutter. Don't you loose a lot of fabrics that way?, or can you use the left overs?

  5. Beautiful blocks!

    I got out 4 leftover blocks I had laying around the other day. I thought I might stitch them together to use for a little display on my antique sewing machine. Just that little amount of sewing made me realize why I have not quilted in years. Too much stress trying to sew a straight line and get the points to all match up. I'm hopeless!

  6. Loving your colors of fabric! There is no better way to relax than with needle and thread. Okay, in this case fabrics and sewing I just finished a UFO today and am pleased as punch. Now it is back to hand quilting in the heat of summer. :-)

    Hugs from Holland ~