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  • 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

  • Patisserie - Block of the Month 6

    AccuQuilt BOM Patisserie Block 6

    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 6 Materials:

    1. Shape 2 Square – 2” Finished
    2. Shape 5 Half-Square Triangle – 2” Finished
    3. Shape 6 Square on Point – 3 1/4" (2 3/4" Finished)
    4. Shape 8 Rectangle – 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" (2" x 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 4” x 4” square
    2. Using Shape 6, cut one square
    3. Cut one 5” x 11” rectangle
    4. Using Shape 8, cut four rectangles
    5. From second fat quarter - Fabric 2 (light):
      • Cut one 3” x 7” rectangle
        • Using Shape 5, cut four HSTs
    6. From background fabric:
      • Cut one 5.5” x 5.5” square
        • Using Shape 2, cut four Squares

    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 Fabric 2 HSTs to each edge of the Fabric 1 square. Press seams toward the square.

    Patisserie Block 6

    1. Sew a Fabric 2 rectangle to opposite sides of the unit from step 1. Press seams towards the rectangles.
    2. Sew a background square (Shape 2) to either side of two Fabric 2 rectangles. Press seams towards the rectangles.
    3. Sew the rows 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 7!

    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 5

    AccuQuilt Block of the Month 5

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

      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 4). Sew another to the remaining edge to create a flying geese unit. Press seams towards the QST. Make 2.

      Patisserie Block of the month 5 diagram 1

      Repeat for two Fabric 2 QSTs (Shape 4) and the Fabric 1 HSTs (Shape 5) to make two flying geese.

          1. Sew a background square (Shape 2) to either side of all flying geese units. Press seams towards the squares.
          2. Sew a Fabric 1 and Fabric 2 QST (Shape 4) to each other. Press seams towards the darker fabric. Make 2.

      Patisserie Block 5 of the Month diagram 2

          1. Sew the units from step 3 to each other, pressing seams open.

      Patisserie Block of the month Block 5 Diagram 3

          1. Arrange the flying geese and the unit from step 4 to create the block. Sew into rows, pressing seams in alternate directions.
          2. Sew the rows 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 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

  • Maker's Project Pouch

    Makers Project Pouch by Mandy Murray

    With Christmas well on the way, this cute and useful Maker’s Project Pouch will be the perfect gift for all your sewing friends! Get creative and try out some of your GO! appliqué dies on this fun project. You’ll have a handmade gift made in no time!

    Materials

    1. GO! Big Fabric Cutter
    2. AQ55007 GO! Round Flower
    3. AQ55451 GO! Big Square- 10” (9 ½” Finished)
    4. AQ55137 GO! Cutting Mat 6 in. x 6 in.
    5. AQ55146 GO! Big Cutting Mat 14 in. x 16 in.
    6. 30cm | 12” bag wadding
    7. 30cm |12” PVC plastic
    8. 30cm | 12” spot printed fabric
    9. 12” square of backing fabric (also creates the binding)
    10. 12” zipper
    11. 5” square metallic coloured denim or similar
    12. (4) 4” squares fabric scraps (flowers)
    13. (2) 4” squares fusible web
    14. (2) mini pom-poms
    15. Acid free glue stick
    16. Craft glue
    17. Quilting clips
    18. Contrasting thread for zipper
    19. Matching threads for quilting and construction
    20. Basting spray
    21. Narrow double sided tape

    Cutting Instructions

    1. Using AQ55451 GO! Big Square – 10” cut:
      • (1) bag wadding
      • (1) spot fabric
      • (1) PVC plastic
      • Using AQ55007 GO! Round Flower cut:
        • Prior to cutting, iron fusible web to the wrong side of (2) 4” fabric scraps. Remove the paper backing and place the remaining 4” fabrics scraps on top (wrong sides together) and fuse. This creates a double sided fabric. Cut out (2) of the large flower shapes.
        • Fold the 5” square of metallic denim in half and position the folded edge so it overhangs the edge of the die (by approximately ½” – ¾”) and in the middle of the ‘stem’ shape (refer to diagram 1). This create a ‘vase’ shape.

    Maker's Pouch Diagram 1

    Sewing Instructions

    1. Lay the 12” square of fabric (right side facing down), then spray baste the 10” square of bag wadding and position in the centre of the 12” square. Spray baste the 10” square of spot fabric and position on top of the bag wadding (right side facing up).

    Makers Pouch Diagram 2

    1. Refer to Diagram 2: Quilt this piece using either straight, diagonal or cross-hatched lines. Note: ensure you match your bobbin thread with the fabric used for the 12” square.
    2. Using a quilting ruler, measure down 1 ¼” on the PVC plastic and draw a line with a pen, (refer to diagram 3).

    Maker's Pouch Diagram 3

    1. Attach double sided tape along the wrong side of the zipper teeth. Remove the paper backing from the tape and position the zipper onto the PVC plastic, lining up the edge of the zipper along the line you drew, (refer to diagram 4).

    Maker's Pouch Diagram 4

    1. During the next step it would be valuable to change your sewing machine foot to an open toe or narrow edge foot. Using a contrasting thread and a fun decorative stitch on your sewing machine, sew along the edge of the zipper tape. Ensure you keep the centre of the foot running along the edge of the zipper whilst you sew.
    2. Turn the PVC plastic over and trim away the plastic behind the zipper, between the decorative stitches. Remove this piece including the double sided tape as it is no longer required.
    3. Using a glue stick, attach the vase shape along the bottom, right edge of the plastic. Use a straight stitch to raw edge applique around this shape.
    4. Refer to diagram 5: Overlap flowers slightly and attach using a small amount of glue in the centre. Using a triple stitch, sew varying lengths crossing over each other to hold the flower in place. Note: these flowers are slightly 3D.

    Maker's Pouch Diagram 6

    1. Move the zipper pull inside the PVC plastic and trim off the excess zipper.
    2. Place your quilted fabric/bag wadding unit on an iron board and press the edges of the larger square inwards so that it meets up with the edges of the bag wadding, (refer to diagram 6). Repeat for all (4) sides.
    3. Place the PVC plastic piece in the centre of the quilted fabric/ bag wadding unit. Self-bind around the outer edge by folding the edges of the larger square in again (concealing the raw edges inside). Use quilting clips to secure the fabric over the PVC plastic. Keep the corners squared or mitered if desired. Use your sewing machine to stitch down the binding. Note: it can be helpful to use a Teflon or Roller foot on your sewing machine to prevent it from sticking to the PVC plastic.
    4. Using craft glue, attach the mini pom-poms to the centre of each flower. Alternatively, you could attach buttons.

    Congratulations on finishing your Maker's Project Pouch!

  • 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.
    6.  Send your completed cushion for donation to the McGrath foundation to: Blessington Pty Ltd, PO box 254 Seven Hills NSW 1730.

    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

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