Archive for May, 2014

AccuQuilt Blog Hop, New Dies-Our Go! Kite project

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014


How are you enjoying the AccuQuilt Block Party Blog Hop?
Have you seen something you want to try soon?


Sue and I are about done with our Go! Kite project, let us know what you think!
We got all the blocks made and got ready to design the quilt.


I decided to sew them together in groups of four and then place them on point.
To avoid sewing the four points together in one seam, Sue added lattice and cornerstones.

We used just the triangle part of the die to make this fun border. Make sure you cut pairs of fabric wrong sides together to get the mirror image.

We got the top pieced together and ready to send to the quilter. It went really fast with the Accuquilt GO and Kite die!

A big Thank-You to AccuQuilt for asking us to participate in their premier of their new Dies!
You can view the new AccuQuilt Dies here.
Also, “Hop” on over to Nancy Mahoney’s blog for tomorrow’s Inspiring Project post!


AccuQuilt Blog Hop and New Dies!

Sunday, May 18th, 2014


AccuQuilt has 11 New Dies that they are releasing this Spring!
We are participating in their Block Party Blog Hop to premier their new dies!
Every day, a blogger will feature one of AccuQuilt’s new dies and give you ideas as to some of the fun projects you can create with AccuQuilt!

As you know, it can get a little busy, now with 5 grandchildren AND getting my quilts done.
Sue and I have teamed up to make this project using AccuQuilt’s new 4″ finished Kite die.

When we received the die, we were very excited to see how it would sew up.
Sue and I cut the fabrics a little bit bigger than the outline of the die.

After running them through my AccuQuilt GO, we successfully got the exact size we needed.


I laid out the patches so that we could get a visual of how the blocks would look.

The notches at the ends of the patches are such a great way to position your fabrics for sewing. We love it!


After sewing a few patches together, I can use the design wall to figure out what to do with them.

I think I will place the patches on point and make the Hummingbird Block. Before I finalize anything though, we will make some more. They go so fast with the Accuquilt!

Sue and I will post the progress on this project on our Blog Hop day, the 28th.

“Hop” on over to the other blogs participating to see what they are up to with their new AccuQuilt Die!

May 19th – Samplings from a Blue Ribbon Quilter – GO! Simple Shapes by Edyta Sitar
May 20th – Beaquilter – GO! Flowering Snowball
May 21st – Freemotion by the River – GO! Ohio Star
May 22nd – May Chappell – GO! Kite
May 23rd – Sew Incredibly Crazy – GO! Flowering Snowball
May 24th – Laundry Basket Quilts – GO! Simple Shapes and GO! Dancing Umbrella
May 26th – Inventive Denim – GO! Rag Circle
May 27th – Sew Fresh Quilts – GO! Kite
May 28th – Quilt in a Day – GO! Kite
May 29th – Nancy Mahoney Designs – GO! Kite
May 30th – Ray’s Sew Crafty – GO! Flowering Snowball