Monday, April 29, 2019

Ready. Set. GO!

It's April!  I'm not sure how this month flew by so fast, but it did, and I somehow managed to finish a quilt even though I was without a sewing machine for a week!  I'm excited to show you this fun quilt that I made for this month's Island Batik challenge.  
I used my walking foot on my new-to-me Baby Lock Jazz to make "organic" wavy lines using Aurifil 50 wt #2021 (one of my absolute favorite because it blends with everything!) and Hobbs 80/20 bleached batting
Our challenge was to make a baby quilt (40" to 48" square) using Accuquilt dies.  

As you may recall from a few posts back, the Island Batik Ambassadors received an Accuquilt Ready. Set. GO! package that was AMAZING!  This included the 8" GO! Qube set of dies AND the Quilt in a Day GO! Qube book full of awesome block patterns! 
Check out how the Accuquilt label matches my paint! 

I flipped through the book a million times and finally decided to go with the Susannah block.  And then I sorted through all of my Island Batik fabric to decide on which ones to use, and that always takes me FOREVER, especially with all the fabric that Island Batik sent to me!  I decided to use the solid black and white along with two of the orange stash builder strips (5" x WOF).  

I didn't set a stopwatch to see how long it took to cut these pieces, but I can tell you it wasn't long at all! 
The entire pieces! Crazy, right? 
....and the scraps from all that cutting.  That's it! 
If you haven't had a chance to play with an Accuquilt, I would encourage you to find a sewing center or, better yet, a quilty friend who has an Accuquilt and try it out!  It's a great way to organize your scraps....or make a quilt in a day!  

Disclosure:  The products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge by Island Batik, Accuquilt, Aurifil and Hobbs Batting.