Category: Blog Hops

AccuQuilt B.O.B. Blog Hop- Sue’s Ohio Star quilt

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014


Do you have an AccuQuilt cutter?
AccuQuilt makes quilting so much easier by “cutting” your cutting time exponentially!
You can cut squares, triangles, and even STRIPS with AccuQuilt!

For this Blog Hop, AccuQuilt be promoting BOB (Block on Board) dies!
AccuQuilt says:
“These awesome, convenient dies let you cut everything you need for a block on one die board! Here are some facts about BOB dies:

Speed — Cut an entire block in just one pass.
Utility — All the shapes needed to create a block on one board.
Value — You don’t need to buy multiple dies to cut out a block.
Ease — You don’t have to think about what shapes go together to create a block.”

During this Blog Hop, AccuQuilt has made the pattern corresponding to each bloggers blog post free to download at

With my busy schedule, Sue took on our project for this blog hop.
Here is Sue’s fun quilt with the Ohio Star Die, enjoy!


I opened my brand new 12″ Ohio star Die (55174) today. It is great that you can make a whole quilt with only one Die. I am very excited to see how it sews up.



I cut the fabrics a little bit bigger than the outline of the die.


After running them through my Accuquilt GO, I successfully got the exact size I needed.


Since I decided to make two different colors of Stars I divided my fabrics so each cut would make one Block.

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



You can use the 4 1/2″ portion of the Die for cutting the center of the block, but I found this really cute Michael Miller fabric called Atomic Cats. I thought the three cats grouped together would be perfect for my centers. I used Quilt in a Day’s 4 1/2″ Fussy Cut template to cut each one the same.


After sewing the Quarter Square patches together and cutting my centers, I used the design wall to figure out how to place my patches.

IMG_4760.JPGMy quilt top sewed together so nicely since everything was cut with such accuracy. The top finished at 48″ x 64″.
The Accuquilt GO is the best!

Quilt designed and pieced by Sue Bouchard.


“Hop” on over to the next post and get inspired to cut with AccuQuilt!

August 18th – Samplings from a Blue Ribbon Girl – GO! Flowering Snowball
August 19th – Strip Quilter – GO! Ohio Star
August 20th – Freemotion by the River – GO! Log Cabin
August 21st – A Quilting Life – GO! Dresden Plates
August 22nd – Pleasant Home – GO! Blazing Star
August 23rd – Living Water Quilter – GO! Hunter Star
August 24th – Ray’s Sew Crafty – GO! Double Wedding Ring
August 25th – Blue Feather Quilt Studio – GO! Rob Peter to Pay Paul
August 26th – One Stitch at a Time – GO! Double Wedding Ring
August 27th – Beaquilter – GO! Log Cabin
August 28th – Sew Incredibly Crazy – GO! Rob Peter to Pay Paul
August 29th – Sew Fresh Quilts – GO! Ohio Star


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!