Ready Set Go! Island Batik Baby Quilt

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Last week I showed the quilt top that I made for my Island Batik Ambassador April Challenge using the AccuQuilt GO! 8 inch Qube set and today I get to show it to you all quilted.

Ready Set Go Baby Quilt on ladder

I used the Island Batik Check It Out collection and a neutral batik for the sashing. The binding was done with the teal Check It Out batik.

Ready Set Go! Baby Quilt

approx 38″ x 50″

Ready Set Go Baby Quilt

For the month of April, the Island Batik ambassadors were to create a baby quilt using the AccuQuilt GO! 8 inch Qube set and of course some of Island Batik’s beautiful batiks. All of the ambassadors received the AccuQuilt GO! cutter and Qube set from AccuQuilt for this challenge. 

I have always enjoyed 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 and cutter for a long time and have done many guest posts on AccuQuilt’s website.

Ready Set Go Baby Quilt by a ladder

I made twelve 8½” blocks and also used the GO! Strip Cutter die to cut the 1½” sashing strips. Each block uses one of the Check It Out collection, a matching basic batik and the neutral I also used for the sashing strips.

Does this look like a dog who is enjoying getting his picture taken? Nope, I think little Sadie has told him how boring it can be. I am hoping to get Mickey into a groomer this week as he is getting pretty shaggy.

Ready Set Go Baby Quilt with Mickey the dog

I think little Mickey is tired of having his picture taken; boy was that a big yawn!

Ready Set Go Baby Quilt with Mickey the dog yawning

We get lots of goodies in our Island Batik ambassador boxes and I used the Hobbs 80/20 cotton poly batting that was in there and also  the Aurifil thread for my piecing and quilting.

Island Batik Ready, Set, Go! Challenge Baby Quilt

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.

Baby Quilt made with AccuQuilt Qube die HST quilt blocks

If you don’t have the AccuQuilt cutter and dies, you can still cut the pieces with a rotary cutter and make the quilt. The half square triangle blocks can be made using the instructions from my Simple Pinwheel Table Runner tutorial. Here is another tutorial that shows how to make the half square triangles an easy way.

Ready Set Go Baby Quilt block pieces

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Ready Set Go Baby Quilt

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  1. What a great quilt! Thanks for sharing the breakdown of the block. Those checks with matching “plain” fabric really shine especially with the crisp white sashing. Your dogs are so cute. They miss being with their parents when you are doing all that demolition work. Hope the remodel goes smoother (after all the extra hard work on the demos).

  2. Wonderful finish Connie. I’m loving Mickey and I suspect in no time he will come running every time you lay a quilt out.

  3. Mickey may not like getting his pic made, but he sure seems to love that adorable baby quilt! Thanks for sharing the process. I too, love my AccuQuilt Go!!

  4. Plain and checked are great together, and naturally it has to be checked out by a canine, who gave it a PASS with flying colours.

  5. Beautiful quilt and fabulous mini pictorial tutorial! Ha! Try saying that 3 times really fast! 🙂 Love your pup as well! I love my Accuquilt and your tutorials!

  6. Mickey and the quilt are adorable.

  7. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Connie, I really like this baby quilt that you have created and shared with us. One of the parts of this quilt that I like is the way that you decided to lay it out.. It creates such a different and fresh block and then with the fabrics you used it just adds to its appeal. I especially like the fabric you chose to use to border each block. Plus, you did a marvelous job at matching every block up. I really appreciate you sharing this fabulous quilt with us! I hope that I have the opportunity to make one soon. Have a great day!

  8. LKathleen McCormick says:

    Wonderful quilt and wonderful puppy! My husband saw this and thought it was our dog but was confused by the location and the quilt! I love the look of all the check it out fabrics here….

  9. So bright and cheerful. Love the check it out fabric and how you used them.

  10. Cute quilt and a cute dog. Sadie might become jealous if Mickey starts to be the star. Hats off to you, Connie, for getting this done in the middle of all your demolitions and renovations.

  11. Nice happy quilt. Looks great. Mickey looks adorable all shaggy

  12. Anne Wiens says:

    Great quilt, Connie. Mickey, you make a handsome quiltweight: