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  • 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!

  • Patisserie - Block of the month 7

    AccuQuilt BOM Patisserie Block 7
    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 7 Materials

    1. Shape 3 Half-Square Triangle – 4” Finished
    2. Shape 5 Half-Square Triangle – 2” Finished
    3. 2 contrasting fat quarters
    4. 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 10.5” rectangle
      • Using Shape 5, cut six HSTs
  • From second fat quarter - Fabric 2 (light):
    • Cut one 5.5” x 5.5” square
      • Using Shape 3, cut two Half-Square Triangles (HST)
    • Cut one 3” x 10.5” rectangle
      • Using Shape 5, cut six HSTs
  • From background fabric:
    • 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 the background HSTs to two Fabric 1 (shape 5) HSTs, and to two Fabric 2 (shape 5) HSTs. Press seams towards the darker fabric.
    2. Sew a Fabric 1 (shape 5) HST to either side of a Fabric 2 HST unit. Press seams towards Fabric 1. Make two.

    Patisserie BOM 7 Diagram 1

    1. Sew a Fabric 2 (shape 3) HST to the unit from step 2. Make 2.

    Patisserie Block 7, Diagram 2

    1. Repeat the process for the Fabric 1 HST units and remaining Fabric 2 HSTs.
    2. Sew the units into Fabric 1/Fabric 2 pairs. Press the seams towards the darker fabric. Sew the pairs together, pressing 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 8!

    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

  • Introducing Jackie Gillies!

    Jackie GilliesIntroducing our newest AccuQuilt Associate and blogger Jackie Gillies!

    Anyone who knew Jackie Gillies growing up would laugh at the idea of her doing anything domesticated, like sewing or ironing or cooking!

    A former lawyer, Jackie changed careers before having her first child and, in a story that is as old as time, was pregnant with her second child in 2013 when she stumbled across a blog post about how to make a patchwork quilt. She finished the last stitch on that quilt using a borrowed sewing machine half an hour before she went into labour… and the love affair with fabric and quilting was born (along with a super cute baby boy!). Her husband was a surprised as anyone when she asked for sewing machine for her birthday!

    Since then, Jackie has started a charity – making quilts for women and children fleeing domestic violence - called KeepSafe Quilts. She was one of three quilty women to launch Modern Makers Retreat, a tribe of modern makers focussed on supporting Aussie makers and businesses. She has also become quite addicted to making rainbow quilts! If anyone were to ask, Jackie would deny that she hoards fabric. She prefers to think of herself as the curator or a fine textile collection…

    We look forward to bringing you Jackie's blog posts. Stay tuned.

  • Sew Much Love Pouch

    Sew Much Love Pouch by Debbie Lomas

    The Sew Much Love Pouch is a perfect gift for your loved ones special items. Make this special gift for them to let them know you have Sew Much Love to give.

    Materials:

    1. AccuQuilt GO! Baby, GO! or GO! Big Fabric Cutter
    2. AQ55029 GO! Heart - 2”, 3”, 4”
    3. AQ55418 GO! Angel
    4. 35cm (14in) x 55cm (22in) of main fabric.
    5. 35cm (14in) x 55cm (22in) of cotton lining fabric.
    6. 35cm (14in) x 55cm (22in) of fusible wadding
    7. 15cm (6in) square of pink print for love heart with fusible web applied to wrong side
    8. 15cm (6in) square of white fabric for angel wings with fusible web applied to wrong side.
    9. 30cm (12in) zipper
    10. 35cm (14in) x 25cm (10in) tearaway.
    11. Embroidery threads in dark pink, mid pink and white.
    12. Washable marking pen.
    13. General sewing tools

    Cutting Instructions

    1. Using AQ55029 GO! Heart die, cut 1 x 4” heart with the pink fabric. Remove paper backing from heart.
    2. Using AQ55418 GO! Angel die, cut the wings with the white fabric. Remove paper backing from each wing.
    3. Using the diagram on last page, cut the main fabric to the dimensions indicated
    4. Repeat for lining and fusible wadding

    Sewing Instructions

    1. Using the diagram on last page as a guide, place the heart and angel wings onto the right side of the main fabric. Iron in place.
    2. Place tearaway behind the front of the bag. Applique around the wings and heart.

    HINT: Extend the stitching up the wings as per drawing to give a more 3D look.

    1. Measure from the top of each wing 6 1/2cm (2 ½”) and mark. Use a washable marking pen to draw a line as indicated in illustration.
    2. Using this line as a guide, select a decorative stitch on machine and sew on this line. Add more decorative stitches to each side of this first line.
    3. Remove tearaway and iron fusible wadding onto the wrong side of the fabric.
    4. You may choose to quilt the top at this point. I quilted around the wings and heart.
    5. Make a zipper sandwich by laying the lining fabric right side up. Place the zipper along the top edge, right side up and then main fabric wrong side up. Align edges and sew with zipper foot. See figure 1. Fold fabric away from zipper and finger press. Topstitch to hold down. See Figure2.

    Sew Much Love Pouch Figures 1 & 2

    1. Repeat the zipper sandwich by folding the lining right sides together, laying the zipper in, and placing the main fabric on top. See Figure 3. Sew zipper in place. Open zipper, fold fabric back and topstitch in place.

    Sew Much Love Figure 3

      1. Open up bag so right sides of same fabric are together, see Figure 4. Using a 1cm (1/2”) seam along one side of the bag, leaving bottom corner section open.

    HINT: Fold the zipper in half towards the lining fabric side as illustrated in Figure 5.

    1. Repeat for second side, although leave 10cm (4”) gap in the lining section. See Figure 6.

    Sew Much Love Figure 6

    1. Pinch the bottom corners and sew across the bottom as illustrated in Figures 7 & 8.

    1. Turn right side out, push lining into bag. Slip stitch lining opening closed.

    Sew Much Love Assembly Diagram
    Downloadable Project Pattern

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