AccuQuilt has new Dies this Spring, and they look like so much fun! (You can take a look at them, and buy them, here.)
I was more than happy to participate in their Block Party Blog Hop featuring one of their new dies! 🙂
Everyday, from May 19-30 , a blogger will post and share inspirational projects you can make using the new dies! I will provide the list of the bloggers soon, my “blog hop” day is the 30th. So come check out what I’m going to do! I will show you the beginning stages of what I’m thinking about doing. 🙂
I chose the Flowering Snowball die, a 12″ finished block. I have the drunkards path die and I enjoy sewing curves thanks to AccuQuilt. Those little notches on the curves make it fun to sew curves!
Picking my fabric is what took the longest, because cutting my pieces was a breeze!
I probably spent close to an hour selecting my fabric for my blocks, deciding on wether I wanted a solid background or flower background and what centers I wanted on my blocks.
And then I cut my fabric in about 5 minutes!
But hey, color choices are very important, specially if I was going to use up my scraps, I want it to look scrappy but coordinated. If that makes any sense!
After I had all my pieces cut, I got to sewing away and getting my curves done! These little notches are so helpful! I am discovering quite an enjoyment in sewing curves. I love this die, the drunkards path die, I even paper piece Apple cores!
Constructing the blocks was very easy, Ray and little Jeanie were around to “supervise” me.
I still haven’t decided if I’m making this a lap quilt or a full sized quilt.
I will continue playing around with my blocks and let you know what I make on my “blog hop” day!
Do you own an AccuQuilt cutter? Are you excited about a specific new die?
Toodles for now,
Diana, Jeanie and Ray<3