Posts in the ‘AccuQuilt’ Category

For Shizue

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

This quilt is going to my husband’s grandmother living in Japan. I was given dimensions for a table topper, and was told she likes really bright colors. What do you think?

For  Shizue

I cut all the pieces with the AccuQuilt Go! cutter, and it was so easy that I cut way to many pieces. You can see the color-changing thread I used on the top in the close-up here:
For Shizue - Closeup

The thread changes from yellow to orange and back. I love orange! It is my favorite color (for now anyway).

For Shizue - Backing

I got the backing on sale at the Fabric Shack. Their online store is huge, and I can only image how large their retail space is. Check out the sale section! I buy tons of stuff from that section.

And I was cleaning out 9 years’ worth of stuff out of my kitchen one day, and the cats decided it would make a good funhouse. Jax says,
Cat Condo
“Welcome to the condo, neighbor!”

Mini Quilt

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

I STILL had extra triangles from my main project, so I made this miniature quilt:

Mini-Quilt

Not too sure what I’m going to do with it. It’ll probably just sit in the middle of the dining room table with the napkin holder sitting on it. BTW- that is the dining room table it’s on right now. Here’s a close-up with a corner turned over so you can see the backing:

Mini-Quilt Back

Here’s a little preview of the Main Project, sitting on my quilting frame:
The Next Project

And all the cats say,
bird Bird BIRD
“bird Bird BIRD!”

Quilted Pillow Cover

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

I made a large math accident and cut waaay too many triangles for my next project. Since I used the Accuquilt Go!, the cutting was just too easy and I didn’t stop when I had enough. A few of those extra triangles were used to make a new 18″ x 18″ pillow cover:

Quilted Pillow

As you can see, Mittens approves.

Baby Stars with AccuQuilt Go!

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Here’s another baby quilt!

Baby Stars Quilt

I used the AccuQuilt Go! along with the die that came with the machine. I’m telling you, triangles have never been so easy. Now I’m really spoiled. I think I need ALL the triangle dies. ack.

Baby Stars Close-up

The backing was on sale at Hancock’s of Paducah. I always go nuts looking at fabric that is 40% off (or more). It has only recently occurred to me that I should buy large quantities of the sale fabrics just for backing.

Baby Stars - back

Here it is spread out over my dining room table. I’m not into table runners, but it sure looks good on that table. Maybe I’ll try making a table runner – someday. Oh, who am I kidding? My table has too much stuff on it. No one would even see the table runner under there.

Baby Stars

And Mittens says,
Mittens Tent Stretch
“Morning strrrrrrrrrrrrrretch! Okay, back to sleep.”
Mittens back to sleep

Chocolate Lollipop Tumbler Quilt

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Finished! This went so quick!! Normally I stress out about the weird angles, but the AccuQuilt Go! made it soooo easy. The fabrics are from Free Spirit fabrics, the Chocolate Lollipop line:

Chocolate Lollipop Tumbler

The backing was a large remnant that I picked up from my local fabric shop. It was just a tad too short, so I added that little bit of solid on the bottom. I even got that little piece of solid fabric from the remnants section!

Chocolate Lollipop Tumbler - back

And doesn’t Mittens look like those fake pets they sell? I should buy a dozen of them and just put them up on top the cupboards:
Mittens on display

Chocolate Lollipop and the AccuQuilt Tumbler

Friday, July 17th, 2009

My wonderful hubby said, “Go ahead and get it,” so I did! The AccuQuilt cutter, woooot! My daughter watched me slicing up some scraps, and said, “Mom, it’s just like a big Cuttlebug.” Yes, it is! And I love that Cuttlebug machine a lot, too.

AccuQuilt and Tumbler die

I had purchased a ton of fabric on sale from the Chocolate Lollipop line, and just stuffed them away wondering what I was going to do with them. This is perfect! My test quilt for this tumbler shape. One crank of that handle cuts through SIX layers, and I don’t have to worry about measuring that weird angle properly.

AccuQuilt and Tumbler die

I purposely avoided quilts with angles because it’s difficult to cut and sew. Well not anymore! I cut 144 pieces in just part of an evening. The rest of the evening was filled with Guitar Hero – I ROCK! lol

Tumbler cuts

It’s hard to see, but the corners of each piece have been shaped so that when you sew the pieces together, they line up perfectly. The hardest part for me sewing angles is that when I open my quilt block back up, the edges don’t line up at all. But check this out – I sewed one row together, pressed the seams, and it’s perfectly aligned! For all the non-quilters out there, this is truly an amazing thing!!

One tumbler row

This quilt is going to come together FAST. I can feel it.