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  • Spring Stitches

    Spring Stitches Pattern by Mandy
    Hearts and circles are great dies to have in your collect! You can make a variety of flowers by layering these shapes, making them extremely versatile. With an 8” circle underneath this ring of hearts, it gives an illusion of a flower. So get ready for Spring with this free pattern by Mandy Murray

    Materials:

    1. AccuQuilt GO! or GO! Big Fabric Cutter
    2. AQ55029 GO! Heart - 2”, 3”, 4
    3. AQ55360 GO! Circle – 8”
    4. AQ55012 GO! Circle – 2”, 3”, 5”
    5. (8) 3 ½” squares of ombre fabrics (iron fusible web to the wrong side)
    6. (1) 8 ½” square of yellow fabric (iron fusible web to the wrong side)
    7. (1) 3 ½” square of patterned fabric (iron fusible web to the wrong side)
    8. (1) 16” square of tone on tone fabric
    9. (1) 32cm wooden embroidery hoop
    10. (1) 12” tear-away
    11. Matching threads for embroidery
    12. Hand sewing needle and thread

    Cutting Instructions:

    1. Using AQ55029 GO! Heart – 2”, 3”, 4” cut:
      • (8) 3” hearts from the ombre fabric
    2. Using AQ55360 GO! Circle – 8” cut:
      • (1) 8” circle from the yellow fabric
    3. Using AQ55012 GO! Circle – 2”, 3”, 5” cut:
      • (1) 3” circle from the patterned fabric
    4. Fold the 16” square of tone on tone fabric into quarters and curve the edges to create a large circle. Keep the circle folded and crease with an iron.

    Sewing Instructions

    1. Open out the largest circle (tone on tone) on to your ironing board. Finger press the 8” circle into quarters and position in the centre of the larger circle. Finger press the 3” circle into quarters and position in the centre of the 8” circle. Iron into place.

    Spring Stitches Diagram-1

    1. Arrange a heart at each quarter crease, positioning the point of the heart approximately ¼” from the 3” circle as per the diagram below.

    Spring Stitches - Diagram 2

    1. Position the remaining hearts in between and slightly manoeuvre until there is no gap along the edge of the 8” circle as per the diagram below.

    Spring Stitches - Diagram 3

    1. Fuse everything down with an iron.
    1. Place the piece of tear away behind your project. Pick a decorative stitch on your sewing machine and applique around the 3” circle.

    Spring Stitches Diagram 5

    1. Using a blanket stitch and coordinating threads, applique around each heart.
    2. Gently pull the tear away off and position the block into the wooden embroidery hoop. Pull tightly. Hand sew and gather around the outer edge of the tone on tone fabric and secure at the back of the hoop.

    Spring Stitches Finished Close-up

    Congratulations on finishing your Spring Stitches Hoop!

    Downloadable project pattern

  • Patisserie - Block of the Month 12

    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 12 Materials

    1. Shape 5 Half-Square Triangle – 2” Finished
    2. Shape 7 Parallelogram – (2 1/16" x 2 13/16" Finished
    3. 2 contrasting fat quarters
    4. 5.5” x WOF background fabric

    Cutting Instructions

    1. From one fat quarter – Fabric 1 (dark):
      • Cut two 3” x 14” rectangles
        • Using Shape 5, cut twelve HSTs
    2. From one fat quarter – Fabric 2 (light):
      • Cut two 6” x 10” rectangles
        • Using Shape 7, cut eight parallelograms
    3. From background fabric:
      • Cut one 3” x 7” rectangle
        • Using Shape 5, cut four HSTs

    Sewing Instructions

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

    1. Following the diagram, use a temporary fabric marker to mark the ¼” seam lines on the wrong side of each Fabric 2 parallelogram (Shape 7). Four parallelograms will be one orientation, four will be the mirror image.
      Patisserie Block of the month 12

    1. Place one of each type of marked parallelogram right-sides together. Sew along the line along the short edge to where the lines intersect, and stop. Press the seam open.

    Patisserie Block 12

    1. Use a temporary fabric marker to mark the ¼” seam lines along the right-angle edges on the wrong side of four Fabric 1 HSTs (Shape 5). Place one right-sides together with the left parallelogram as per the diagram. Sew along the line along the top edge to where the lines intersect, and stop, making sure to not sew into the other parallelogram (flipping the edge back will help). Press the seam open.

    Patisserie block of the month 12

      Fold the unit right-sides together so that the remaining marked HST edge aligns with the edge of the second parallelogram and sew along the marked line to the point where the other two seams meet, and stop. Press the seam open.

    1. Sew a background HST, and two Fabric 1 HSTs to the corners to create a square unit. Make four.

    Patisserie block 12

    1. Arrange the four units to create the block layout. Sew the units into pairs and press the seam open. Sew the pairs together and press 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.

    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

  • Behind the Block

    So it recently came to my attention that many ladies struggle with ‘maths’ behind a block. They find a block or design they like, but find it extremely difficult to translate how to make it with the GO! Cutter and dies.

    Well it might surprise you that I don’t worry about the maths. With the Qubes, the maths is done for me! Even if I don’t have a GO! QUBE, the corresponding numbers for the individual dies can be found on the 216 Quilt Block Pattern Booklet. I look at the shapes and how they fit together and the easiest (and quickest) way that I can sew them together.

    Marie on our ‘AccuQuilt Addicts’ Facebook group asked if “Anyone had a tumbleweed pattern using the dies”. Well, a google search of Tumbleweed quilt brings up many, many, many options and of course they are all different! Lucky for us, Marie was able to supply some images of what she was trying to achieve!

    Texas Tumbleweed as a complete quilt Texas Tumbleweed as a complete quilt
    Block that was preferred Although this is the block that she preferred.

    This is easy - right? We can break this block down into its own shapes - squares, half square triangle’s (HST’s), and / or chisels? Well, yes and no. We can easily make this block with any GO! QUBE except for the 4 outside corners, circled right. There is no ‘easy’ way to do this exactly the same, although we can adapt, and of course our version is going to be so much better!

    Diagram 1

    Looking at the block, you can see that it is essentially 4 repeats within the block, which all have been rotated 90° (don’t worry, I promise the pictures get better J ). So, lets break this down further and we have two different sewing options.

    Diagram 2

    Option 1 - with a GO! Qube Mix and Match Set

    Diagram 4

    Taking the bottom left hand corner, we can see it as an easier assembly.  It has now been broken down into series of squares and half square triangle’s (HST’s). This is easy enough – right?

    So we are going to step away from this block for a moment to take our attention to the third page of the 216 Mix and Match Block set and GO! Qubes so we understand how this works. The GO! Qube consists of 8 dies, which all work in conjunction with each other to give a finished block size of 6”, 8”, 9” or 12”. This system works off a 4 patch system, (2 x wide and 2 x high) for the finished block.

     

    Diagram 5

    • Shape 1 is always a quarter of this size. i.e. In the 6” finished block, Shape 1 is 3” finished square and in the 9” finished block, Shape 1 is 4 ½” finished. So, there is (4) Shape 1 in a finished block.
    • Shape 2 is a quarter of this size again, so there will be (16) Shape 2 in a finished block.
    • Shape 3 is a HST which coordinates in size with Shape 1, so there will be (8) Shape 3 in a finished block.
    • Shape 4 is a Quarter Square Triangle, (QST) which finished size coordinates with Shape 1, so there will be (16) Shape 4 in any finished block.
    • Shape 5 is a HST, although this time it coordinates with Shape 2, i.e. it is a smaller HST and you will need (32) Shape 5 to complete a finished block.
    • Shape 6 is a Square on Point. You cannot make a block alone with this shape as it needs Shape 5 to complete one quarter of the block. Although it is square, it is a different size to Shape 1, and as the description implies, it is meant to be on point. Four of these are needed with (16)Shape 5 to make a finished block.
    • Shape 7 is a parallelogram, which is along the same line as Shape 6. Italsoneed Shape 5 to complete the square, so you will need (8) Shape 7 and (16) Shape 5 to complete the finishedblock.
    • Shape 8 is a rectangle of which you will need (8) to complete the finished block.

    Now, let’s take another look at Diagram 1, above. What do you notice? It is a 9

    patch not a four patch… but that’s ok.. we have this. Let’s look back at our shapes and let’s slot them in.

    We know (2) Shape 5 will give us a square, so top right, top left and centre square

    Diagram 6

    are a set of (2) Shape 5. We have (3) squares, Shape2, top centre, right centre and right bottom.  We also need (2) extra Shape 5 to go onto the middle and bottom row.

    So you may ask now, how do you know you need Shape 5 and not Shape 3? Well you can see

    we have put Shape 3 in the bottom left corner, and that is the largest HST in the GO! QUBE. If we had used Shape 3, in place of Shape 5, then we do not have a HST larger than this one, so it would not work without  hand cutting. It would also end up an extremely large block! (This is just a quarter of the block remember!)

    Diagram 8

    Now remember our corner issue I spoke about earlier? In the original photo, there was more background fabric between the point of the blue fabric and the pink corner piece. Unfortunately, we are not able to recreate that exactly with this system, but rather we have the blue point marrying up to the pink HST… and it looks great.

    Option Two - with a GO! Qube Mix and Match Set and a Companion Set- Classic or Corner
    Diagram 7

    In the GO! Qube Companion Set – Corners or Classic, you have a Chisel, Shape 9.  Shape 9 removes the need to sew (1) Shape 2 and (1) Shape 5 together, (and if you are anything like me, I like to have as few as seams as possible, particularly on a busy block like this!) I have replaced (6) of the pieces above with (3) Shape 9’s. Refer to picture below to see the difference.

    Diagram 7

    What Size Qube do I use now???

    Ok, we have the shapes we need, but what size Qube do I use to sew it??? Well you can use any of the 4 GO! QUBES, as the number coordinate to ALL the GO! QUBES. Keep in mind what you want the overall pattern to look like, i.e. how many repeats, if you want to add connector blocks, sashing’s, etc.

    Diagram 9

    Using the GO! Qube Mix and Match Block – 6” Finished. Working on the overall block and remembering that Shape 3 is ¼ of the size of the 4-patch block is 6” finished, this finished Tumbleweed Block would be a 9 patch block, 3 across and 3 down. This size of this block would be 9” finished.

    Using the GO! Qube Mix and Match Block – 8” Finished, the size of the block would be 12” finished .

    Using the GO! Qube Mix and Match Block – 9” Finished, the size of the block would be 13 ½” finished.

    Using the GO! Qube Mix and Match Block – 12” Finished, the size of the block would be 18” finished. This is quite large and for me, I would not use this for a repeated pattern, but more as a centre on a medallion quilt.

    What if I don’t have the QUBE?

    Like in every sewing, or quilting project, there is always more than one option on ‘how to’.  The reference chart below shows you the corresponding individual die numbers to the Shape numbers in each size. It is easy to convert over.

    GO Qube Mix and Match Sets

    But what if we wanted it smaller again? Well we have to look and see of the shapes required are available in the product catalogue.

    We know by the breakdown of the block, we only need a square, a small HST and a larger HST. If I wanted the square to end up 1” finished, we have the die AQ55470 GO! Square – 1 ½” (1” Finished) (Thank you AccuQuilt for this new die!) and the coordinating HST triangle would be AQ55320, GO! Half Square Triangle – 1” Finished Square. Referring to the chart above, the larger HST is twice the finished size of the smaller one, which means the larger HST would need to be 2” finished. There are two dies available, AQ55063 GO! Half Square Triangle 2” Finished Squares – Multiples or AQ55018, GO! Value die.  Using these three dies would make the block 6” finished!

    See – no maths! It was just a matter of breaking the block down into its smallest components and then coordinating the pieces together. This is why I love my QUBES!

    Below are some layouts I have prepared.

    Prepared Layouts

    I hope this has helped you. I will continue to convert any patterns on AccuQuilt Addicts that is requested, or if you would like to have a go yourself, I am available to  assist. Happy Quilting :)

  • Patisserie - Block of the month 11

    Patisserie BOM sampler quilt block 11
    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 11 Materials:

    1. Shape 3 Half-Square Triangle – 4” Finished
    2. Shape 5 Half-Square Triangle – 2” Finished
    3. Shape 7 Parallelogram – (2 1/16" x 2 13/16" 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 6" x 10" rectangle
        • Using shape 7, cut four parallelograms
    2. From second fat quarter - Fabric 2 (light):
      • Cut one 3" x 14" rectangle
        • Using shape 5, cut eight HSTs
    3. From background fabric:
      • Cut one 5.5" x 11" rectangle
        • Using shape 3, cut four HSTs
    4. NOTE: All seams are 1/4" (6mm), unless otherwise specified

      1. Following the diagram, sew a Fabric 2 (shape 5) HST to one end of a Fabric 1 parallelogram to form a rectangle. Press seams open. Make four.

      Patisserie Block 11 img 1

      1. Following the diagram, sew a Fabric 2 HST to the neighbouring edge of the parallellogram. Press seams open. Make four.

      Patisserie Block 11 img 2

      1. Sew a background HST to each parallelogram unit. Press seams open.

      Patisserie Block 11 img 3

      1. Arrange each unit to create the block layout. Sew the blocks into pairs, press seams open. Sew the pairs together and press 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 9!

      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

  • Sleepy Sheep Aromatherapy Mask

    Sleepy Sheep Aromatherapy mask 1

    Enjoy the relaxing properties of this Sleepy Sheep Aromatherapy Eye Mask. You’ll only need to count one sheep before you’re deep asleep!

    Materials:

    1. AccuQuilt GO! Big, GO! Cutter or GO! Baby Cutter Fabric Starter Set
    2. AQ55038 GO! Lullaby
    3. AQ55017 or AQ55014 GO! Strip Cutter 2 ½” (2” Finished)
    4. GO! Cutting Mat – 6” x 6”
    5. GO! Cutting Mat – 6” x 24” or 10” x 24”
    6. (2) 6” x 11” fabric
    7. (2) 6” x 11” woven iron on stabiliser
    8. (1) 2 ½” x 20” fabric for strap
    9. (1) 13” non-roll elastic ¾” wide
    10. (1) 3 ½” x 5” wool or wadding for sheep
    11. Scraps of light pink & brown fabric
    12. Fusible web (approx. 6” piece)
    13. 80cm mini pompom trim
    14. (2) cups rice + your favourite essential oils
    15. Bobkin (or any other turning tool)

    Cutting Instructions

    1. Iron the woven stabiliser onto the wrong side of the 6” x 11” fabric rectangles. Using the pattern piece, cut two eye masks pieces from the pre-fused fabric rectangles.

    Sleepy Sleep Aromatherapy mask 2

    1. Iron fusible web onto the wrong side of the wool, pink and brown fabrics. Using AQ55038 GO! Lullaby cut the sheep applique.

    Sewing Instructions

    1. Position the sheep applique on the left side of the eye mask fabric. Ensure you leave approximately ¼” around the edge for seam allowance.

    Sleepy Sleep Aromatherapy mask 3
    Sleepy Sleep Aromatherapy mask 4

    1. Iron into place and then stitch around close to the edge of the applique using black thread. Stitch around approximately 3 times to give a sketchy look.
    2. Fold the 2 ½” x 20” fabric in half, press and then sew down the long side using a ¼” seam allowance to create a long tube. Use a Bobkin to turn the tube the right way out.

    Sleepy Sleep Aromatherapy mask 5

    1. Feed the elastic through the fabric tube and use quilting clips or a pin to hold the ends.
    2. Baste the mini pompom trim to the front of the eye mask, ensuring that the pompoms are facing inwards during this step.
    3. It is also helpful to baste the elastic strap. Position on the front of the eye mask, approximately 2” from the top. Extend the raw edges of the strap about ½” beyond the edge of the eye mask. Baste in place with a 1/8” seam allowance.

    Sleepy Sleep Aromatherapy mask 6

    1. Place the two fabric eye mask pieces (right sides together), ensuring the strap is enclosed inside and out of the way.
    2. Sew around the eye mask, just inside the basting stitching, however leave a 2” hole for turning.
    3. Clip the curves and turn the mask the right way out through the hole.
    4. Prepare the Aromatherapy filling: Place the rice in a bowl, then add a few drops of your chosen essential oils and stir well.
    5. Using a small funnel, pour half the rice mix into one side of the eye mask. Using a straight stitch on your sewing machine, stitch down the middle of the eye mask to section it off.
    6. Add the remaining rice mixture to the other half of the mask and then hand sew the hole closed.

    Sleepy Sheep Aromatherapy mask 7
    Congratulations on finishing your Sleepy Sheep Aromatherapy Eye Mask!
    Downloable Project Pattern

  • Patisserie - Block of the Month 10

    Patisserie Block 10
    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 10 Materials

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

    Cutting Instructions

    1. From one fat quarter – Fabric 1 (dark):
      • Cut one 3.75” x 6” rectangle
        • Using Shape 5, cut four HSTs
    2. From second fat quarter - Fabric 2 (light):
      • Cut one 5” x 5” square
        • Using Shape 4, cut four QSTs
      • Cut one 4” x 4” square
        • Using Shape 6, cut one square
    3. From background fabric:
      ο Cut one 5.5” x 11” rectangle
      - Using Shape 3, 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 four Fabric 2 HSTs (shape 5) to each edge of the Fabric 1 (shape 6) square. Press seams toward the square.
    2. Sew the Fabric 1 QSTs (shape 4) to each edge of the unit from step 1. Press seams toward the QSTs.

    Block 10 img 1

    1. Sew the background fabric HSTs (shape 3) to each edge of the unit from step 2. Press seams toward the HSTs.

    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 9!

    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

  • Sophie's Boho Chic Quilt

    Sophie's Boho Chic Quilt -2

    Make your very own Boho Chic Quilt in this technique laden pattern. Quick and easy to sew, it will become one of your personal favourites!

    Materials

    1. AccuQuilt GO! Big or GO! Fabric Cutter
    2. AQ55160 GO! Rectangle – 4 ½” x 8 ½” (4”x 8” Finished)
    3. AQ55024 GO! Strip Cuter – 1 ½” (1” Finished)
    4. AQ55025 GO! Strip Cutter- 2” (1 ½” Finished)
    5. GO! Cutting mats
      • AQ55111 10” x 10”
      • AQ55113 10” x 24”
    6. 22 x Fat Eights (Large print fabrics work best with this design)
    7. 1.4m of denim fabric
    8. 2m x 1.5 m of backing fabric
    9. 2m x 1.5m of wadding
    10. 50cm of binding fabric
    11. Sewing machine and assorted accessories

    Cutting Instructions

      1. Using the 22 fat eights and AQ55160 GO! Rectangle, cut 4 rectangles from each fabric.
      2. From denim, cut
        • Using AQ55024 GO! Strip 1 ½” cut 20 strips
        • Using AQ55025 GO! Strip 2” cut 11 strips. Sub cut these into 2” by 4 ½”.

    Technique Tip:Remember to start by cutting fewer layers of denim fabric and building up the layers. Depending on the thickness of your fabric, you may only be able to 4 layers at any one time.

    Technique Tip:As I didn’t have a 4 ½” strip die handy, I used the AQ55160 GO! Rectangle die to sub cut. Simply lay the strip parallel to the 4 ½” edge of the die as shown below and sub cut.

    Strip cutting 1

    Sewing Instructions

    All seams are ¼” unless otherwise stated. Use picture at end of pattern as a reference when sewing.

        1. Using your rectangle pieces, sew the denim rectangle, 2’ x 4 ½”, to the bottom of each piece, refer to figure 1. Press towards large rectangle. (You will need to remove 5 of these at a later date and place on the top of fabric, but we will get to that).

    Figure 1

        1. Lay fabric on a floor or design board so they are 11 pieces horizontal and 8 pieces vertical. Arrange colours and fabric to when you are happy with the placement.
        2. Using your first strip, sew the rectangles together vertically. Press towards rectangles.

    Technique Tip:We will be sewing in columns rather than rows on this quilt!

        1. Repeat step 3 for column 2. Prior to pressing, remove (unpick) the last denim strip from the bottom of the column. Resew to the top of the column. Do this for subsequent even columns.
        2. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until all columns are sewn together.
        3. Using 2 x 1 ½” strips of denim, sew together at short ends. Press seams open. Repeat for all remaining strips.
        4. Using your first column, sew strip to right hand edge, matching centres. Sew from top to bottom.
        5. Attach second column to right hand side of strip and sew from bottom to top, as shown in figure 2.

    Figure 2

    Technique Tip:It is important to long sew seams in different directions as shown in Figure 2, in order to stretching, or ‘banana bending’.

    Quilting and Finishing

        1. Layer wadding between quilt top and backing.
        2. Pin or baste layers together.
        3. Machine quilt with an all- over design.
        4. Add binding, mitring corners.

    Sophie's Boho Chic Quilt -1 \

    Downloable Project Pattern

  • Patisserie - Block of the Month 9

    BOM Patisserie Block 9 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 8 Materials

    1. Shape 2 Square – 2” Finished
    2. Shape 5 Half-Square Triangle – 2” Finished
    3. Shape 7 Parallelogram – (2 1/16" x 2 13/16" 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
    2. From second fat quarter - Fabric 2 (light):
      • Cut one 3” x 5.5” rectangle
        • Using Shape 2, cut two squares
      • Cut one 3” x 7.5” rectangle
        • Using Shape 5, cut four HSTs
      • Cut one 5” x 6” rectangle
        • Using Shape 7, cut two parallelograms
    3. From background fabric:
      • Cut one 3” x 15” rectangle
        • Using Shape 5, cut eight HSTs

    Sewing Instructions

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

    1. Sew a Fabric 1 (shape 5) HST to a background HST. Press seams open. Sew a Fabric 2 (shape 2) square to each end. Press seams toward the square. Make 2.

    Block 9 - Diagram 1

    1. Noting the orientation of the pieces in the diagram below, sew a Fabric 1 and a background HST to either end of a Fabric 2 (shape 7) parallelogram. Make 2. Repeat the process for the Fabric 1 parallelograms and remaining HSTs. Make 2.

    Block of the Month Diagram 2

    1. Following the diagram below, sew two of each unit together to create half the block. Press the seams open. Make 2.

    Diagram 3 - block 9

    1. Sew the block 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 9!

    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 your project!

    Downloadable project pattern

  • Patisserie - Block of the Month 8

     

     

    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
    11. .

    Block 8 Materials

    1. Shape 3 Half-Square Triangle – 4” Finished
    2. Shape 5 Half-Square Triangle – 2” Finished
    3. Shape 7 Parallelogram – (2 1/16" x 2 13/16" 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 3, cut two Half-Square Triangles (HST)
      • Cut one 3” x 14” rectangle
        • Using Shape 5, cut eight HSTs
    2. From second fat quarter - Fabric 2 (light):
      • Cut one 6” x 10” rectangle
        • Using Shape 7, cut four parallelograms
    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 the background HSTs to the Fabric 1 (shape 3) HSTs. Press seams towards the darker fabric.
    2. Sew a Fabric 1 (shape 5) HST to either side of a Fabric 2 parallelogram to form a rectangle. Press seams open. Make four.

    Block 8 img 1 Patisserie by Alyce Blyth

    1. Sew two parallelogram units from step 2 together. Press seams open. Make two.

    Block 8 img 2 Patisserie by Alyce Blyth

    1. Sew each parallelogram pair to a HST unit from step 1. Press seams toward the HSTs.
    2. Sew the block 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 9!

    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 your project!

    Downloadable project pattern

  • Cluck, Cluck Easter Wreath

    Cluck, Cluck Easter Wreath by Mandy Murray

    Easter lunch will be eggcellent with this gorgeous Easter wreath decoration. Your guests will have something to cluck about when they find out you made it yourself! Check out this free tutorial and create your own Cluck, Cluck Easter Wreath.

    Materials:

    1. AccuQuilt GO! Baby, GO! or GO! Big Fabric Cutter
    2. AQ55375 GO! Folk Art Fowl by Bill Kerr
    3. AQ55037 GO! Baby, Baby
    4. AQ55326 GO! Crazy Petals
    5. AQ55137 GO! Cutting mat - 6” x 6”
    6. A3 white stiffened felt sheet
    7. 40cm Fusible web (Heat n Bond Ultra)
    8. (2) 6” x 6” squares of fabric for Hen
    9. (2) 6” x 6” squares of fabric for Rooster
    10. 2” x 2” square yellow fabric for baby chicken
    11. ½” x ½” square of orange felt for chicken beak
    12. (19) 2” x 2” squares of assorted fabrics for eggs
    13. 1” x 1” square of black fabric for eyes
    14. 30cm Metal ring
    15. Fake vine
    16. 30cm Jewellery wire
    17. Mini Pompoms
    18. 60cm Ribbon
    19. Glue gun and glue sticks
    20. White embroidery floss
    21. Sewing machine with associated tools and notions.
    22. Assorted threads to match fabrics.

    Cutting Instructions:

    Cluck, Cluck Easter Wreath Diagram-1

    1. Using a rotary mat, cutter and ruler, prepare the stiffened felt sheet by cutting to the following sizes:
      • (2) 6” x 6” squares
      • (9) 2” x 2” squares
    2. From the fusible web, cut the following:
      • (4) 6” x 6” squares
      • (18) 2” x 2” squares
    3. Using a 2” square of stiffened felt, iron a 2” square of fusible web to both sides of stiffened felt sheet. Let cool and remove one side of the paper from the fusible web. Place the egg fabric right side up and fuse together with the iron. Repeat for opposite side. Repeat this step until you have (9) 2” x 2” squares of fabric covered stiffened felt (Refer to diagram 1).
    1. Follow step 3 for the 6” x 6” pieces, attaching the hen fabrics. Repeat for rooster fabric until you have (2) 6” x 6” fabric covered stiffened felt.
    2. Using AQ55375 GO! Folk Art Fowl by Bill Kerr die, cut the following:
      • (1) Hen from a 6” square
      • (1) Rooster from a 6” square
      • (9) Egg shapes from 2” squares

    NOTE: Due to the thickness of the fabric, cut only one shape at a time.

    1. To create the baby hatching chicken, prepare the fabrics by ironing fusible web to the wrong side of the yellow, orange and egg fabrics.
    2. Using AQ55375 GO! Folk Art Fowl by Bill Kerr die, cut one egg shape.
    3. Using AQ55326 GO! Crazy Petals, cut one yellow circle, using the largest circle.
    4. For the beak on the baby chicken, hand cut a small triangle shape.
    5. Referring to image of the hatching chicken below, free hand cut the egg shape with a slight curve, approximately 5/8” from the top. With right sides of fabric facing up, position the pieces on the rooster in the following order:
      • Place the circle piece first
      • Place egg shell on top. You may need to trim it down until the circle shape you cut out fits nicely for the chicken coming out of the egg.
      • Lay the beak on top of circle. Fuse all in place with an iron.

    cluck cluck Easter Wreath Picture 1

    1. Iron fusible web to the wrong side of the black fabric. Cut (4) circles from AQ55037 GO! Baby, Baby die. Fuse an eye onto both the hen and rooster and then (2) for the baby chicken, just above the beak.

    Sewing Instructions:

    Cluck Cluck Easter Wreath Picture 2

    1. On your sewing machine, select straight stitch, adjusting length to 2mm. Raw edge applique the baby chicken approximately 2 mm from edge.
    2. Repeat this method for all other shapes.
    3. Using (2) strands of the white embroidery floss and a hand sewing needle, stitch a French knot in the centre of each eye. This gives a fleck and also holds the tiny black circle in place.

    Cluck Cluck Easter Wreath Picture 3

    1. Wrap the fake vine around the metal ring and secure in place with wire.
    2. Position the hen and the rooster at the bottom of the hoop. Hot glue in place.
    3. Add (2) of the stiffened felt egg shapes at the base of the hen and hot glue in place.
    4. Scatter the egg shapes around the outside wreath, entwining them amongst the vine.
    5. Position the mini pompoms between the eggs and hot glue everything in place.
    6. Thread the ribbon through the top of the ring and tie the ends together. Your Easter Wreath is ready to hang.

    Cluck Cluck Easter Wreath Picture 5

    Congratulations on finishing your Cluck, Cluck Easter Wreath!

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