For the month of April, the Island Batik ambassadors are to create a baby quilt using the AccuQuilt GO! 8 inch Qube set and of course some of Island Batik's beautiful batiks.
I always enjoy using my AccuQuilt cutter as it makes it so fast and easy to cut out fabric. You can cut all the pieces for a baby quilt in no time at all. You will find many AccuQuilt tutorials on my blog as I have been using the dies for a long time and have done many guest posts on AccuQuilt's website.
Half square triangles can easily be made with the HST die. When you cut the pieces, the corners are cut dog-eared so it is very easy to match the pieces and sew them together.
There are five different sizes of AccuQuilt Qubes and each set contains the same shapes but in different sizes. the sizes are six inch, eight inch, nine inch, ten inch and twelve inch. If you like to make big quilts fast, then the twelve inch Qube set would be perfect for you.
Take a look at how easy this block is to make! I used all half square triangle blocks and one 4½" square block to create this 8½" unfinished block.
Turn the half square triangle in a different direction and you end up with an entirely different look! Which do you like better?
Here is my baby quilt so far, I got a little carried away making the quilt blocks and even though the challenge calls for a square quilt, I may make mine just a little bit longer.
I plan to get it quilted and finished this weekend when we come home.
Update: I finished the quilt! Be sure and take a look at my Ready Set GO! Island Batik baby quilt.
Do you feel like I disappeared after telling you we were starting to demolish our new house? We are still in Maquoketa where we have been working on the house and I have been babysitting the granddaughters in the evening. I am writing this post as I wait for them to get up for school.
We have no internet at the new house and I didn't watch the girls until Monday afternoon so that is my first excuse.
Tougher than we thought
Second excuse: we are getting too old for this kind of work! We have had fun and lots of laughs but our bodies just don't seem to recover very fast. Would you believe we went to bed by 8 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday!
It has been about twelve years since we did a major remodel like this and some where along the line we got old! I have not had enough energy to even write a blog post.
My camera is at the house and I have been taking pictures of all the work we have been doing and will share them. We have decided to make a few changes and I'll share that soon. I got in 22,000 steps on my Fitbit yesterday.....yep, I'm sore!