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  • Patisserie - Block of the Month #4

    Patisserie Block 4

    Patisserie is a Block Of The Month sampler quilt that has been exclusively designed to use with the Accuquilt GO! QUBE Mix & Match block sets. The great thing about the GO! QUBE Mix & Match sets is that while I’m using the 8” Block set for my pattern sample, you could just as easily use any size QUBE that you have as the shape numbers are all the same! You will just need to adjust the size of your fabric cuts accordingly.
    This pattern was inspired by all those delicious cakes and pastries found at a patisserie, covered in delicately iced designs, and a glorious array of colour to behold. The quilt finishes at 36” x 46” using the 8” QUBE (30” x 38” with the 6” QUBE; 39” x 50” with the 9” QUBE; 48” x 62” with the 12” QUBE). I’m using a rainbow of solids from the Solids Club provided by The Creative Retreat, but your petit fours will look just as scrumptious in prints too!

    Quilt finishes at 36” x 46”; individual blocks should measure 8.5” x 8.5”.

    Materials:

    1. AccuQuilt GO! Big, GO! Cutter or GO! Baby Cutter Fabric Starter Set
    2. AQ55776 GO! QUBE Mix & Match - 8” Block set
    3. AQ55137 GO! Cutting Mat 6 x 6
    4. 10 fat quarters
    5. 1.5m background fabric
    6. 35cm binding fabric
    7. 1.4m backing fabric
    8. 110cm x 135cm batting
    9. Rotary mat, cutter and ruler
    10. General sewing equipment

    Block 4 Materials:

    1. Shape 4 Quarter-Square Triangle – 4" Finished
    2. Shape 5 Half-Square Triangle – 2” Finished
    3. Shape 6 Square on Point-3 1/4" (2 3/4" Finished)
    4. 2 contrasting fat quarters
    5. 5.5” x WOF background fabric

    Cutting Instructions:

    1. From one fat quarter – Fabric 1 (dark):
      • Cut one 5” x 5” square
        • Using Shape 4, cut four QSTs
    2. From second fat quarter - Fabric 2 (light):
      • Cut two 3” x 14” rectangles
        • Using Shape 5, cut twelve HSTs
    3. From background fabric:
      • Cut one 3” x 7” rectangle
        • Using Shape 5, cut four HSTs
      • Cut one 4” x 4” square
        • Using Shape 6, cut one square

    Note: Keep all scraps and remaining fabric/shapes as you may be able to use it later in the quilt.

    Sewing Instructions:

    Note: All seams are ¼“, (6mm), unless otherwise specified

    1. Sew one Fabric 2 HST (Shape 5) to a Fabric 1 QST (Shape 5). Sew another to the remaining edge to create a flying geese unit. Press seams towards the QST. Make 4.

    Patisserie Block 4 diagram 1

    1. Sew the Fabric 1 HSTs (Shape 5) to a background HST (Shape 5). Press seams towards the background fabric. Make 4.
    2. Sew the remaining Fabric 2 HSTs to each edge of the background square. Press seams open.

    Patisserie Block 4 Diagram 2

    1. Sew a Fabric 1 HST to each end of a flying geese unit. Press seams open. Make 2.

    Patisserie Block 4 Diagram 3

    1. Arrange the flying geese and units from step 3 to create a row. Sew together, pressing seams open.

    Patisserie Block 4, Diagram 4

    1. Arrange the units from step 4 and 5 to create the block. Sew the sections together. Press seams open.

    We can’t wait to see your blocks! Feel free to share them with us on Instagram, tagging @blossomheartquilts and @accuquilt_australia, and using the hashtags #blossomheartquilts and #accuquiltBOM. Join us next month for block 2!

    Alyce Blyth is a quilt pattern designer, teacher, blogger at Blossom Heart Quilts and AccuQuilt Associate. She started quilting when her babies were little while her family lived in Japan for 4 years, and now uses her teaching degree for quilty purposes instead. You can find her blog, patterns, book, plus sign up for her weekly newsletter at www.blossomheartquilts.com, follow the fun on Instagram as @blossomheartquilts, or join the quilty chatter in her Facebook group!

    Downloadable Project pattern

  • Patisserie - Block of the Month Block # 3

    Patisserie Block #3

    Patisserie is a Block Of The Month sampler quilt that has been exclusively designed to use with the Accuquilt GO! QUBE Mix & Match block sets. The great thing about the GO! QUBE Mix & Match sets is that while I’m using the 8” Block set for my pattern sample, you could just as easily use any size QUBE that you have as the shape numbers are all the same! You will just need to adjust the size of your fabric cuts accordingly.
    This pattern was inspired by all those delicious cakes and pastries found at a patisserie, covered in delicately iced designs, and a glorious array of colour to behold. The quilt finishes at 36” x 46” using the 8” QUBE (30” x 38” with the 6” QUBE; 39” x 50” with the 9” QUBE; 48” x 62” with the 12” QUBE). I’m using a rainbow of solids from the Solids Club provided by The Creative Retreat, but your petit fours will look just as scrumptious in prints too!
    Quilt finishes at 36” x 46”; individual blocks should measure 8.5” x 8.5”.

    Materials:

    1. AccuQuilt GO! Big, GO! Cutter or GO! Baby Cutter Fabric Starter Set
    2. AQ55776 GO! QUBE Mix & Match - 8” Block set
    3. AQ55137 GO! Cutting Mat 6 x 6
    4. 10 fat quarters
    5. 1.5m background fabric
    6. 35cm binding fabric
    7. 1.4m backing fabric
    8. 110cm x 135cm batting
    9. Rotary mat, cutter and ruler
    10. General sewing equipment

    Block 3 Materials:

    1. Shape 2 Square – 2” Finished
    2. Shape 4 Quarter-Square Triangle – 4" Finished
    3. Shape 5 Half-Square Triangle – 2” Finished
    4. 2 contrasting fat quarters
    5. 5.5” x WOF background fabric

    Cutting Instructions:

    1. From one fat quarter – Fabric 1 (dark):
      • Cut one 5.5” x 5.5” square
        • Using Shape 2, cut four Squares
      • Cut one 3” x 7” rectangle
        • Using Shape 5, cut four HSTs
    2. From second fat quarter - Fabric 2 (light):
      • Cut one 5.5” x 5.5” square
        • Using Shape 2, cut four Squares
      • Cut one 3” x 7” rectangle
        • Using Shape 5, cut four HSTs
    3. From background fabric:
      • Cut one 5” x 5” square
        • Using Shape 4, cut two QSTs
      • Cut one 3” x 7” rectangle
        • Using Shape 5, cut four HSTs

    Note: Keep all scraps and remaining fabric/shapes as you may be able to use it later in the quilt.

    Sewing Instructions

    Note: All seams are ¼“, (6mm), unless otherwise specified

    1. Sew one Fabric 1 HST (Shape 5) to a background QST (Shape 5). Sew one Fabric 2 HST (Shape 5) to the remaining edge to create a flying geese unit. Press seams towards background fabric. Make 2.
    2. Patisserie BOM 3 Diagram 1

      1. Sew the remaining Fabric 1 and 2 HSTs (Shape 5) to a background HST (Shape 5). Press seams towards the darker fabric.
      2. Sew each Fabric 1 HST to a Fabric 2 square (Shape 3). Sew each Fabric 2 HST to a Fabric 1 square (Shape 3). Press seams towards the squares. Sew these units together. Press seams open. Make 2.

      Patisserie BOM 3 Diagram 2

      1. Sew the remaining Fabric 1 and Fabric 2 squares (Shape 3) into pairs. Press seams towards the darker fabric.
      2. Arrange the flying geese and units from step 4 to create a row. Sew together, pressing seams open.

      Patisserie BOM 3 Diagram 3

      1. Arrange the units from step 3 and 5 to create the block. Sew the sections together. Press seams open.

      We can’t wait to see your blocks! Feel free to share them with us on Instagram, tagging @blossomheartquilts and @accuquilt_australia, and using the hashtags #blossomheartquilts and #accuquiltBOM. Join us next month for block 2!

      Alyce Blyth is a quilt pattern designer, teacher, blogger at Blossom Heart Quilts and AccuQuilt Associate. She started quilting when her babies were little while her family lived in Japan for 4 years, and now uses her teaching degree for quilty purposes instead. You can find her blog, patterns, book, plus sign up for her weekly newsletter at www.blossomheartquilts.com, follow the fun on Instagram as @blossomheartquilts, or join the quilty chatter in her Facebook group!

      Downloadable Pattern

  • Tic Tac Toe Cushion

    Tic Tac Toe cushion with AccuQuilt Australia by BlossomHeartQuilts.com

    Alyce Blyth has created this gorgeous Tic Tac Toe Cushion, in pink to help us "Pink up October" and help us Support The McGrath Foundation Nurses. Make your own today and donate it to The McGrath Foundation Nurse in your area, to give to Breast Cancer Patients. - The AccuQuilt Australia team.

    X marks the cuddly spot on this cushion! Choose your favourite prints with contrast.

    The cushion finishes at 18” x 18”; individual blocks should measure 9.5” x 9.5”.

    Materials:

    1. AccuQuilt GO! Big, GO! Cutter or GO! Baby Cutter Fabric Starter Set
    2. AQ55006 GO! Square – 3 ½” (3” finished)
    3. AQ55022 GO! Square 2” (1 ½” finished)
    4. AQ55137 GO! Cutting Mat 6 x 6
    5. 2 fat quarters prints
    6. 1 fat quarter background fabric
    7. 1 fat quarter cushion lining
    8. 1 fat quarter backing fabric
    9. 50cm x 50cm batting
    10. 45cm (18”) cushion insert
    11. Rotary mat, cutter and ruler
    12. General sewing equipment

    Cutting Instructions:

      • Cut three 4.5” x 19” rectangles
        • cut forty-eight 2” squares
      • Cut one 4” x 16” rectangle
        • cut four 3 ½” squares
    1. From print two:
      • Cut four 4” x 16” rectangle
        • cut sixteen 3 ½” squares
    2. From background fabric:
      • Cut four 4” x 16” rectangle
        • cut sixteen 3 ½” squares
    3. From the backing fabric:
      • cut two 13” x 18 ½” rectangles

    Sewing Instructions

    NOTE: All seams are ¼“, (6mm), unless otherwise specified

    1. On the wrong side of each 2” square, draw a diagonal line from one corner to the opposite.
    2. Place one 2” right-sides together in the corner of a print two 3 ½” square. Sew along the line and trim off the corners 1/4" from the seam. Press towards print two. Repeat for all print two squares.

    TicTacToe-diagram1

    1. Repeat the process from step two for the background squares and remaining 2” squares for two adjacent corners, pressing seams towards the print.

    TicTacToe-diagram2

    1. Arrange four units from step 2, four units from step 3, and one 3 ½” print one square to create the Tic Tac Toe block. Sew into rows, pressing seams away from the background squares. Sew the rows together and press seams toward the centre row. Make four blocks.

    Go Pink Tic Tac Toe quilt block with AccuQuilt Australia by BlossomHeartQuilts.com

    1. Sew the blocks into pairs, then sew the pairs together, pressing seams open.
    2. Baste the cushion top using the batting and cushion lining. Quilt as desired. The pattern sample used a white thread to quilt 1/4” away from the seams in all the background pieces.
    3. Hem one long edge on each backing fabric piece by folding the edge over 1/2" and press. Fold it over again and press. Sew along the edge to secure the folded hem.
    4. Place one backing fabric piece right-sides together with the quilted cushion top. Place the other backing fabric piece right-sides together – there should be an overlap of the backing fabric pieces by approximately 6”.
    5. Sew 1/4" around the cushion, backstitching over the places where the hems meet the cushion top to safely secure them. Fold the cushion cover right-side out and stuff in the cushion insert.

    Alyce Blyth is a quilt pattern designer, teacher, blogger at Blossom Heart Quilts and AccuQuilt Associate. She started quilting when her babies were little while her family lived in Japan for 4 years, and now uses her teaching degree for quilty purposes instead. You can find her blog, patterns, book, plus sign up for her weekly newsletter at www.blossomheartquilts.com, follow the fun on Instagram as @blossomheartquilts, or join the quilty chatter in her Facebook group!

    Downloadable pattern

  • Donut Delights

    Create this sweet treat or two, but donut eat it. Brighten up your home with this Donut Delight cushion.

    Materials

    1. GO! Big or GO! Fabric Cutter
    2. AQ55382 GO! Rose of Sharon #2 by Sharon Pederson
    3. AQ55012 GO! Circle 2”, 3”, 5”
    4. AQ55137 GO! Cutting Mat 6” x 6”
    5. 80 cm square white fabric
    6. 35cm of Brown felt, by the metre
    7. 15cm of Purple felt, by the metre
    8. 15cm of Pink felt, by the metre
    9. 70cm of fusible web
    10. 30cm of tearaway
    11. 1.5m of backing fabric
    12. Machine embroidery threads to match felt
    13. 6 x stranded cotton in various colours for sprinkles
    14. Teflon pressing met
    15. Sewing machine with general sewing tools

    Cutting Instructions

    1. Apply fusible webbing to the wrong side of the brown felt
      -Cut 2 x 6” of width of fabric (WOF), cut 9 x 5” circles from AQ55012 GO! Circles 2”, 3”, 5”

    NOTE: As you are using felt with fusible web, start with cutting 1 layer at a time and if you find your felt is not too thick, you may be able to cut two layers. You may find it easier to cut the felt into 6” squares rather than leave it in a strip

    1. Apply fusible web to the wrong side of the pink felt
      -Cut 4 x 4 ½” flowers from AQ55382 GO! Rose of Sharon #2 by Sharon Pederson
    2. Apply fusible web to the wrong side of the purple felt
      -Cut 5 x 4 ½” flowers from AQ55382 GO! Rose of Sharon #2 by Sharon Pederson
    3. From the backing fabric – two squares 26 ½” x 34 ½” (68cm x 88cm)

    Sewing Instructions

    1. Fold the white fabric in half lengthwise and crosswise to find the centre position.
    2. Measure 7” out on both sides of both lines to find centre position of donuts. See illustrations below.

    1. Remove fusible web from back of purple felt flower, Centre on top of brown circle and iron with a pressing mat. Repeat for all other circles and flowers.

    1. Fold the circle flower combo in half and in half again to find the centre position.

      1. Lie the centre of the circle up with the centre of the small circle on AQ55382 GO! Rose of Sharon #2 by Sharon Pederson. Cut out centre hole, one donut at a time.

    TIP: When you need to cut small intricate areas, cut a worn cutting mat into smaller pieces to give you more accuracy.

        1. Arrange 8 of the donuts onto background fabric at marked lines, centring the donuts. Iron in place with pressing mat..
        2. Take the last donut and arrange on die board as shown below. Cut a ‘bite into the donut.

        1. Arrange donut in last space. Iron in place with a pressing mat.
        2. Place tearaway at the back of each applique. Using coordinating thread, machine stitch around the outside of each donut. I chose a buttonhole stitch, although you could satin stitch or decorative stitch.
        3. Once you have completed every donut, remove tearaway.
        4. Using the stranded cotton, hand sew straight lines of different lengths and colours on top of the coloured felt. This will be the sprinkles.
        5. Optional: you may choose to quilt the top at this stage by adding wadding and extra backing fabric and quilting as desired.
        6. Trim the white backing fabric to 26 ½” x 26 ½” (68cm x 68cm).
        7. Using one piece of the backing fabric, fold a 1” seam along the width of the fabric. Press. Fold again and press. Top stitch this fold down. Repeat for second piece of fabric.
        8. With pillow front right side up, layer the two pillow back rectangle on top, matching al raw edges, as shown in image below. The folds will be in the middle of the pillow.

        1. Using a ¼” (6mm) seam, stitch completely around the square. Clip corners and turn inside out.
        2. Insert pillow form

    Congratulations on finishing your Donut Delight Cushion!

     

    Downloadable project pattern

  • Patisserie - Block of the month #2

    Patisserie Block 2 by Alyce Blyth

    Patisserie is a Block Of The Month sampler quilt that has been exclusively designed to use with the Accuquilt GO! QUBE Mix & Match block sets. The great thing about the GO! QUBE Mix & Match sets is that while I’m using the 8” Block set for my pattern sample, you could just as easily use any size QUBE that you have as the shape numbers are all the same! You will just need to adjust the size of your fabric cuts accordingly.
    This pattern was inspired by all those delicious cakes and pastries found at a patisserie, covered in delicately iced designs, and a glorious array of colour to behold. The quilt finishes at 36” x 46” using the 8” QUBE (30” x 38” with the 6” QUBE; 39” x 50” with the 9” QUBE; 48” x 62” with the 12” QUBE). I’m using a rainbow of solids from the Solids Club provided by The Creative Retreat, but your petit fours will look just as scrumptious in prints too!

    Quilt finishes at 36” x 46”; individual blocks should measure 8.5” x 8.5”.

    Materials:

    1. AccuQuilt GO! Big, GO! Cutter or GO! Baby Cutter Fabric Starter Set
    2. AQ55776 GO! QUBE Mix & Match - 8” Block set
    3. AQ55137 GO! Cutting Mat 6 x 6
    4. 10 fat quarters
    5. 1.5m background fabric
    6. 35cm binding fabric
    7. 1.4m backing fabric
    8. 110cm x 135cm batting
    9. Rotary mat, cutter and ruler
    10. General sewing equipment

    Block 2 Materials:

    1. Shape 2 Square – 2” Finished
    2. Shape 3 Half-Square Triangle – 4” Finished
    3. Shape 5 Half-Square Triangle – 2” Finished
    4. 2 contrasting fat quarters
    5. 5.5” x WOF background fabric

    Cutting instructions:

    1. From one fat quarter – Fabric 1 (dark):
      • Cut one 3” x 5.5” rectangle
        • Using Shape 2, cut two Squares
      • Cut one 5.5” x 5.5” square
        • Using Shape 3, cut two Half-Square Triangles (HST)
    2. From second fat quarter - Fabric 2 (light):
      • Cut one 5.5” x 5.5” square
        • Using Shape 2, cut four Squares
      • Cut one 3” x 3.75” rectangle
        • Using Shape 5, cut two HSTs
    3. From background fabric:
      • Cut one 5.5” x 5.5” square
        • Using Shape 3, cut two HSTs

    NOTE: Keep all scraps and remaining fabric/shapes as you may be able to use it later in the quilt.

    Sewing Instructions:

    NOTE: All seams are ¼“, (6mm), unless otherwise specified

    1. Sew each Fabric 1 HST (Shape 5) to a Fabric 2 HST (Shape 5). Press seams towards darker fabric.
    2. Sew one HST from step 1 to a Fabric 2 square. Sew the remaining Fabric 2 squares to a Fabric 1 square. Press seams towards the darker fabric. Sew these units together. Press seams open.

    Patisserie BOM Diagram 1

    1. Sew each background HST to a Fabric 1 HST. Press seams towards the background.
    2. Arrange the units from step 2 and 3 to create the block. Sew into pairs, pressing seams to one side, then sew the pairs together, pressing the seam open.

    Patisserie BOM Diagram 2
    We can’t wait to see your blocks! Feel free to share them with us on Instagram, tagging @blossomheartquilts and @accuquilt_australia, and using the hashtags #blossomheartquilts and #accuquiltBOM. Join us next month for block 2!
    Alyce Blyth is a quilt pattern designer, teacher, blogger at Blossom Heart Quilts and AccuQuilt Associate. She started quilting when her babies were little while her family lived in Japan for 4 years, and now uses her teaching degree for quilty purposes instead. You can find her blog, patterns, book, plus sign up for her weekly newsletter at www.blossomheartquilts.com, follow the fun on Instagram as @blossomheartquilts, or join the quilty chatter in her Facebook group

    Downloadable Pattern

  • Patisserie - Block of the Month #1

    Pattisserie Block 1
    By Alyce Blyth from Blossom Heart Quilts

    Patisserie is a Block Of The Month sampler quilt that has been exclusively designed to use with the AccuQuilt GO! QUBE Mix & Match block sets. The great thing about the GO! QUBE Mix & Match sets is that while I’m using the 8” Block set for my pattern sample, you could just as easily use any size QUBE that you have as the shape numbers are all the same! You will just need to adjust the size of your fabric cuts accordingly.

    This pattern was inspired by all those delicious cakes and pastries found at a patisserie, covered in delicately iced designs, and a glorious array of colour to behold. The quilt finishes at 36” x 46” using the 8” QUBE (30” x 38” with the 6” QUBE; 39” x 50” with the 9” QUBE; 48” x 62” with the 12” QUBE). I’m using a rainbow of solids from the Solids Club provided by The Creative Retreat, but your petit fours will look just as scrumptious in prints too!

    Quilt finishes at 36” x 46”; individual blocks should measure 8.5” x 8.5”.

    Materials

    1. AccuQuilt GO! Big, GO! Cutter or GO! Baby Cutter Fabric Starter Set
    2. AQ55776 GO! QUBE Mix & Match - 8” Block set
    3. AQ55137 GO! Cutting Mat 6 x 6
    4. 10 fat quarters
    5. 1.5m background fabric
    6. 35cm binding fabric
    7. 1.4m backing fabric
    8. 110cm x 135cm batting
    9. Rotary mat, cutter and ruler
    10. General sewing equipment

    Block 1 Materials

    1. Shape 1 Square – 4” Finished
    2. Shape 3 Half Square Triangle – 4” Finished
    3. Shape 4 Quarter Square Triangle – 4” Finished
    4. 2 contrasting fat quarters
    5. 5.5” x WOF background fabric

    Cutting Instructions

    1. From one fat quarter – Fabric 1 (dark):
      • Cut one 3” x 7” rectangle
        • Using Shape 3, cut four Half Square Triangles (HST)
      • Cut one 3” x 5.5” rectangle
        • Using Shape 2, cut two Squares
    1. From second fat quarter - Fabric 2 (light):
      • Cut one 3” x 7” rectangle
        • Using Shape 3, cut four Half Square Triangles (HST)
      • Cut one 3” x 5.5” rectangle
        • Using Shape 2, cut two Squares
    1. From background fabric:
      • Cut two 5.5” x 5.5” squares
        • Using Shape 3, cut four HST

    NOTE: Keep all scraps and remaining fabric/shapes as you may be able to use it later in the quilt.

    Sewing Instructions

    NOTE: All seams are ¼“, (6mm), unless otherwise specified

    Pattisserie Block 1 - diagrams1

    1. Sew one Fabric 1 HST (Shape 5) to one edge of Fabric 2 square (Shape 2). Sew another Fabric 1 HST (Shape 5) to the neighbouring edge of the square. Press seams towards the square.
    • Repeat for remaining Fabric 1 HSTs and Fabric 2 square.
    • Repeat for Fabric 2 HSTs and Fabric 1 squares.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Sew one background HST (shape 3) to a unit from step 1. Press seam towards the background triangle. Repeat for all units.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Arrange the units from step 2 to create the block. Sew into pairs, pressing seams to one side, then sew the pairs together, pressing the seam open.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    We can’t wait to see your blocks! Feel free to share them with us on Instagram, tagging @blossomheartquilts and @accuquilt_australia, and using the hashtags #blossomheartquilts and #accuquiltBOM. Join us next month for block 2!

    Alyce Blyth is a quilt pattern designer, teacher, blogger at Blossom Heart Quilts and AccuQuilt Associate. She started quilting when her babies were little while her family lived in Japan for 4 years, and now uses her teaching degree for quilty purposes instead. You can find her blog, patterns, book, plus sign up for her weekly newsletter at www.blossomheartquilts.com, follow the fun on Instagram as @blossomheartquilts, or join the quilty chatter in her Facebook group!

    Congratulations on finishing Block 1 of Patisserie!

    Downloadable project pattern

  • Ice-Cream Party Mini Quilt

    Ice-cream party mini quilt close up

    All you need is ICE-CREAM! Create this super cute Ice-Cream Party Mini Quilt using wool felt and fun prints. Perfect eye-candy for your sewing room or kid’s bedroom!

    Materials

    1. AccuQuilt GO! Big, GO! or GO! Baby Fabric Cutter
    2. AQ55097 GO! Cupcake
    3. AQ55027 GO! Triangles in a Square 3” Finished
    4. AQ55045 GO! Rose of Sharon by Sharon Pederson
      • 1” circle
    5. AQ55115 GO! Cutting Mat- 6 x 6
    6. 9” x 12” spot background fabric
    7. (1) fat quarter – light brown
    8. (3) wool felt squares – light brown, light blue and hot pink
    9. Scrap piece of pink spot fabric (cherry)
    10. Binding fabric
    11. 10” x 13” wadding
    12. 12” x 15” backing fabric
    13. Fusible web
    14. DMC embroidery floss: black, yellow, orange and dark brown

    Cutting Preparation

    1. Begin by ironing a 3” x 5” piece of fusible web onto one side of each felt square. Iron a 1 ½” square of fusible web onto the scrap piece of pink spot fabric (cherry).

    Cutting Instruction

    cutting instructions diagram

    Construction

    1. Lay the 4 triangles as per diagram 1. Ensure the 3” base of the triangles run horizontal.
    2. Sew a triangle to each side of the centre triangle (top row of diagram 1) with a ¼” seam allowance and press the seams open.
    3. Matching the 3” bases, sew the bottom triangle to the top row unit as per diagram 2 and press seam open.
    4. Trace around the triangle unit onto fusible web. Cut out and iron to the wrong side of the triangle unit.
    5. Find the top centre of the triangle and measure 2” either side. Mark with a fabric pen. Trim the triangle as per diagram 3.

    construction

    1. old the background fabric in half to find centre markings and press with an iron. Open and lay flat on an iron board. Remove the paper backing from each applique piece and layer onto the background fabric as per diagram 4. Starting with the cone, followed by the pink ice-cream (overlap the cone approximately ¼”), then the brown and followed by the blue. Fuse into position.

    diagram 4

    1. Stitch around the applique pieces using your desired technique. I outlined the piecing detail of the cone and then satin stitched around the outer edge. I used blanket stitch to applique around the ice-cream and cherry.
    1. Using DMC embroidery floss, add sprinkles with random long stitches on the blue ice-cream and French knot chocolate chips on the brown ice-cream. Long-stitch the cherry stem.

    Step 8 pictures

    1. Layer the following to create a quilt sandwich: backing fabric (right side down), wadding, and quilt top (right side up). Quilt as desired, trim and bind.

    Congratulations on finishing your Ice-Cream Party Mini Quilt!

     

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  • Big Block Buddy Cushions

    Big Block Buddy Cushions

    ‘I like big blocks and I cannot lie, these other quilters can’t deny!'

    I have recently become obsessed with big blocks. Perfectly showcasing the fabric and minimalistic in its look, there is no what better way to create them then with the Qubes! Big Block Buddy Cushions are easy to make and the block can quickly be transformed into a stunning quilt!’

    Materials

    • AccuQuilt GO! Big or GO! Cutter Fabric Starter Set
    • AQ55778 GO! QUBE Mix & Match - 12” Block set
      • Shape 2 Square – 3” Finished
      • Shape 3 Half Square Triangle – 6” Finished
      • Shape 5 Half Square Triangle – 3” Finished
      • Shape 6 Square on Point - 4 ¼” Finished
    • AQ55137 GO! Cutting Mat 6 x 6
    • AQ55111 GO! Cutting Mat 10 x 10
    • 1.5m of white fabric
    • 2 x contrasting fat quarters
    • 1 x 60cm square of wadding
    • 1 x 45cm invisible zipper
    • 1 x 45cm cushion insert
    • Rotary mat, cutter and ruler.
    • General sewing equipment

    Cutting Instructions:

    From white fabric:

    1. Cut 2, 5” x Width of Fabric (WOF)
      • Using Shape 5, cut 24, Half Square Triangles (HST)
    2. From remaining fabric cut, 2 x 24” (60cm) squares – 1 for pillow front backing and 1 for pillow back.

    From one fat quarter – Fabric 1:

    1. Cut 1, 7 ½ ” x WOF approx. 21”
      • Using Shape 3, cut 4, HST
    1. From remaining fabric
      • Using Shape 5, cut 4 HST

    From second fat quarter -Fabric 2:

    1. Using Shape 6, cut 5 Square on Point
    2. Using Shape 2, cut 4 Squares

    NOTE: if you cut conservatively, you will be able to get a reverse set of cushions. See footnote for layout.

    Sewing Instructions

    NOTE: All seams are ¼“, (6mm), unless otherwise specified

    1. Sew one Fabric 1 HST (Shape 5) to each edge of Fabric 2 square on point (Shape 6) to make centre unit. Press seams towards triangles.
    2. Sew one white HST(Shape 5) to each edge of Fabric 2 square on point (Shape 6) to make a square unit. Press seams towards triangles. Make 4 units in total.

    Big Block Buddy Cushions diagram 1

    1. Sew one white HST (shape 5) to the side and bottom of Fabric 2 square (Shape 2) as shown. Press seams towards triangles. Make 4 combined units.
    2. Sew one Fabric 1 HST (shape 3) and one combined unit together as shown. Press seam towards largest triangle. Make 4 units in total.

    Big Block Buddy Cushions diagram 2

    1. Arrange blocks as shown below. Sew the three blocks of top row together. Press seams away from centre.
    2. Sew three blocks of middle row together. Press seams towards centre.
    3. Sew three blocks of bottom row together. Press seams away from centre.
    4. Sew strips together, nesting seams as you go.

    Big Block Buddy Cushions diagram 3

    1. Once your quilt block is complete, layer your 24” (60cm) square of white pillow front backing fabric, right side down, 24” (60cm) square of wadding and quilt block, right side up, centring all three.
    2. Pin or baste layers together.
    3. Quilt as desired.
    4. Trim cushion top back to 18 ½” (47cm).
    5. Using cushion backing fabric, cut in half, horizontally. Insert invisible zip and trim backing fabric to 18 ½” (47cm).
    6. With right sides together, using a 1/4” (6mm) seam allowance , and opening zipper slightly prior to sewing, sew around the square to complete the cushion. Zig zag or overlock raw edges.
    7. Trim corners and turn inside out, iron seam allowance flat and add cushion insert.

    Congratulations on finishing your project!

    Footnote: Cutting layout for reverse pair of cushions. Create many blocks to make this stunning quilt.

    Big Block Buddy Cushions diagram 4

    Big Block Buddies Quilt

    Download Project Pattern

  • In Bloom Tea Cup

    In Bloom Teacup Pincushion

    The Flower Shapes die included in the GO! Qube Specialty Set – Serendipity by Edyta Sitar are perfect for wool felt appliqué projects, like this In Bloom Teacup Pincushion. Create a lovely gift for your sewing friends with this quick and easy tutorial

    Materials:

    1. AccuQuilt GO! Big, GO! Cutter or GO! Baby
    2. GO! Qube Specialty Set – Serendipity by Edyta Sitar
    3. 10” circle of cotton fabric
    4. 10” circle of fusible woven interfacing
    5. (4) contrasting colours of wool felt scraps
    6. Fusible web
    7. 30cm mini pompom trim
    8. Fabric glue
    9. Stuffing
    10. Elastic band
    11. Embroidery threads or embroidery floss

    Cutting Instructions:

    Please note:Before cutting out shapes, iron fusible web onto one side of the felt.

    In Bloom Pincushion Table

    Sewing Instructions

    1. Begin by fusing the woven interfacing to the wrong side of the 10” fabric circle.
    2. Layer the felt pieces (fusible side down) onto the right side of the fabric circle, as per diagrams 1 & 2.

    In Bloom Pincushion Diagrams 1 and 2

    1. Appliqué around the felt shapes either by hand or using a sewing machine. I used a 2mm x 2mm blanket stitch on my machine to stitch around the large flower and large circle.
    2. Then, using embroidery floss stitch a cross in the centre of the small circle. Stitch French knots on each petal of the small flower and around the small circle, as per diagram 3.

    In Bloom Pincushion Table Diagram 3

    1. Place the circle unit, right side facing down into the teacup and fill tightly with stuffing.
    2. Grab the excess fabric of the circle and pull together to create a ball. Secure tightly with the elastic band. Ensure you smooth out as many lumps and pleats as you can.
    3. Test to see it fits nice and snug into the teacup (the right way up).
    4. Once you’re happy with the fit, secure around the elastic band with some hand sewn stitches. You can now remove the elastic band (if desired).
    5. Place fabric glue approximately 1cm from the rim of the teacup and then insert the pincushion.
    6. Place some glue along the flat edge of the trim and push it down between the pincushion and the teacup.

    In Bloom Pincushion Table Diagram 4

    Congratulations on finishing your In Bloom Teacup Pincushion!

    Downloadable Pattern

  • Introducing our new AccuQuilt Associate

    We are so very excited to announce our first AccuQuilt Associate – Alyce Blyth!

    When her husband first bought her a $100 sewing machine five years ago, he really had no idea what it would lead to. But then again, neither did Alyce. Five years, an international move to and from Japan, yards of fabric, hours of computer time logged, and thousands of seams, Alyce isn't looking back. She has built a successful blog focused on teaching and community at Blossom Heart Quilts, written a book, DIY Block Design, started teaching quilting classes at local quilt stores, and most importantly, made quilts for her kids and their cousins. Because not only are they packed with love and sentiment, but those quilts are the best size to make! In summary? Her passion is quilt design and teaching, and coffee. That's about all you need to remember.

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