Saturday, March 15, 2014

Accuquilt Go challenge Wedge and Clamshells

accuquilt go challenge

I can’t believe it’s been a month already!

Time flies when you’re having fun!!

This month I have Connie be a guest Blogger and show a GO! project also.

She made this cute clam shell pillow!

Have a look at her blog for more pics and info.

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The die I wanted to feature this month is the WEDGE!!

A few weeks ago I did a Tutorial Tuesday about Fat Quarters

I had bought this bundle at Connecting threads called spring terrace

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and I listened to YOUR votes and tried the wedge.

I was able to get 10 wedges from each FQ (I think)

I didn’t have room on my design wall for all of them so I did it in stages

I had the FAT sides touching be the same wedge, so it offset the pairs on the rows.

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Then I sewed 2 and 2 together on just the first row and put them back on the wall

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Then did 2 and 2 on the 2nd row and 4 and 4 now on the first now

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And continued on, so by the 3rd row it was 2 and 2, then 4 and 4 on the 2nd row and 8 and 8 on the 1st row.

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I also ALWAYS add a pin on the block or fabric that’s on the RIGHT of the row, so just in case I get it messed up I remember the pin and usually I have 2 pins on just the top row/right side.

But if you do this method and cut the blocks apart one at a time and iron one at a time, they stay in order.

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Here’s the top all done it measures 60 x 71

Now I’m not sure if I should trim it straight or leave it AS IS, the corners are not bad so the binding won’t be that hard to attach.

Isn’t the top fun?

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I also finally finished the Bowtie Quilt top and border!

I really like it!

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And I have a FINISHED project from last month’s scraps leftover from the apple core quilt I made a mini hexagon quilt and finally quilted it and added the binding.

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NOW SURPRISE SURPRISE!!

Accuquilt is sponsoring not just ONE giveaway but 2 !!!

On my blog the giveaway is the WEDGE die

All you have to do to win this is be a follower here and on Connie’s blog

and comment below about what your FAVORITE Go! die you HAVE right now and if you want to mention what project you made with it too- i.e a link

(I won’t do a linky this time)

Just comment ONE time per person.

Then go to connie’s blog and comment there as well.

I’ll pick a winner on Monday the 24th.

Good luck!

58 comments:

Vicki in MN said...

Now that looks fun and you gave me an idea to try for a patriotic runner! I do not have the wedge ;-) but I would love to try it out!

Debbie said...

The wedge is on my wish list. I started following you today. I have been following Connie for a while thanks for this chance

Sharon Eshlaman said...

I follow you on Bloglovin. The "wedge" would be a great addition to my dye collection.
Thanks for a chance.

marilyn said...

my favorite die is the tumbler, but I want to try the wedge die. Looks like a fun quilt to make. Thanks for the giveaway Accuquilt.

Exuberant Color said...

I would love to have this die. I'm a follower of Connie's blog and I'm following yours as of today. I have a lot of favorite GO! dies, log cabin, value die, Blazing Star. I have made too many projects to link to.

SewCalGal said...

Very beautiful projects. Interesting results with the wedge die. Inspirational. Love it.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Karen in Breezy Point said...

The wedge looks like a lot of fun! Right now, my favorite die is the original hexagon die. I've found that the largest is the exact size I need for my 180 Stitch Society hexies--what a time saver it's going to be!
http://moosebaymuses.blogspot.com/2014/03/stitch-society.html
I follow both you and Connie. Thanks!

KatieQ said...

I follow both you and Connie on Bloglovin. The wedge looks like a great die to have.

Connie said...

Beautiful wedge quilt Bea and I like the other ones too!

JoyceLM said...

I'm a follower on both blogs. My favorite GO die is my tumbler - I've used the big one & the little one lots of times. Thanks.

Lyn said...

I have been to Connie's already and now over here. I loved your quilt. I haven't been able to buy many die's but I do have the rag quilt on and I made my GG a wonderful quilt for a wedding gift. She loved it. Thanks for the offer. I have the GO. Love all your projects. You are a very busy one like Connie. ;-)

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Hard to pick a favorite die,they are all so much fun. Recently bought the 1/2" hexagon for a long term project and it makes cutting the papers a breeze. I follow both you and Connie with AOL Reader.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

This looks like a very cool die. I love my 5" die, as I can make my own charms with it. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kathy S. said...

The 2.5" strip cutter is my favorite. I use it to cut not only strips, but to cut multiple squares if I get them on straight. Thanks for the chance to win another giveaway. Here's a link to a jelly roll quilt I made with my strip cutter:
http://new2quilting.blogspot.com/2013/01/jelly-roll-1600-race-quilt-complete.html

Maxine said...

I use the value die the most. I made some of my blocks for the Vintage Holiday QA with them. http://maxinegiveaways.blogspot.com/2012/09/vintage-holiday-qal_21.html

Quiltingranny said...

I am a follower!

Gill said...

I only have 3 dies and my favourite is the tumbler!

VickiT said...

What an interesting way to use this die Bea. Great looking quilt top. Very cool.

I think of all the dies I have so far, my 5 inch square is the one I've used most often. I love that I can quickly cut my own charms using that one.

I already follow both you and Connie.

Needled Mom said...

Your wedge quilt is lovely. The colors are so pretty.

I follow you and Connie. I think my favorite die is the paisley shapes for applique.

Melody said...

I love the die and use it all the time, especially for Suffolk puffs. Love your quilt made of wedges, it would be wonderful to win the wedge die

nan_c said...

So far my favorite die that I have used often is the square rag die. I just love it!
NyRoraback@gmail.com

Sallie said...

I follow you and Connie on bloglovin. Gingham dog is my favorite - I use it on baby quilts.

Steve Nabity, CEO of AccuQuilt said...

Great job on the on the AccuQuilt GO! Wedge project. I love seeing how creative people can be with our products. I'm truly honored.

Thanks,

Steve Nabity
CEO, AccuQuilt

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Love your project! :-) I follow Connie with blogger and you with bloglovin. LOL I don't have any GO dies, but would like to start with this one. ;-) Thanks for the fun! Happy national Quilting Day!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I follow both you and Connie. My favorite is the tulip, but I have used it yet.

Just Another Quilter said...

I love your ideas with the Accuquilt wedge dye. I would love to try the Blazing Star. My favorite dye I s the Arabesque #3. Four of these fit together nicely in the center of my version of Snap, Crackle and Pop in the Moda Bake Shop.

Charlene S said...

I own the 7 1/2" tumbler and used it as a way to entertain my sick 6 year old grandson. The tumblers he cut became a king size quilt. Noe I am using my log cabin die to cut pieces for a two color log cabin.

Tabitha Keener said...

I'm new so I don't have any yet, but I plan on getting a Go Baby in the next year or so. I would love to get started on getting the dies together so I'll be prepared. I love your quilt done with the wedge it is beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway!

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

krisgray said...

I do follow both blogs! My fave Baby die is the 2" square die b/c it helps me tame my scraps!

Kathy said...

I am a follower of both of you great ladies. My favorite die is the hexagon die. Still working on my project with it though not done yet.

Margaret said...

I love the tumbler die. I dont have the wedge but would love to have it. I follow both Connie and you on blog lovin. Loved Connies pillow.

Sarah Craig said...

Now that I've seen a project with the wedge die, I want one! I have seal dies but the one that gets the most use is my 5" square - we go through a lot of scraps with that one! I'm a long-time follower of Connie and a new one of yours, via email! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

B. Reddy said...

My current favorite die is the Angel with which I made an angel quilt for my mother in law. She loved it and I loved not cutting out 56 angels! The use of the dies has given me more time for quilting (less for cutting). Yeah Accuquilt!

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Terry@ a quilting blog said...

My favorite die is the Go Circle 2", 3" & 5" die. I like that it is so versatile. I helped a friend decorate six sleeping bags she made as Christmas gifts for her grandchildren with it (used the die to make the eyes, noses, etc with it for the animal faces).

I'm already a follower and your blog and Connie's blog. Thanks for the giveaway :)

OhioLori said...
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OhioLori said...

I follow your Blog & Connie's too, thru Bloglovin'.

Love your Wedge Quilt. So far I have only made a Tumbler Throw. It was easy & sooo much fun! Only have a few die's...so would be thrilled to Win this Wedge Die ...oh my goodness! lol

Lorna McMahon said...

My fave die is the equilateral triangle die!

Margaret said...

I won a Go Baby cutter a few months ago and only have the snow flake die so far. I want to buy the circle one next. I would love to win this wedge die.

Kevin the Quilter said...

What a cool quilt, and a great way to cut down those odd shaped scraps! I would make a cool quilt like you have done!

Kathy Boice said...

I follow you via email. My favorite die is the Sunbonnet Sue and Sam dies. I have a few other dies as well. midwayfarms@hughes.net

Debbie said...

I follow you and Connie by email.

I love my 5,3 and value dies I cut my scraps into these shapes I just love being organize and having those done.

Lori said...

I follow you and Connie via email. At this point I don't have any of the wonderful GO Stuff. someday.

Robert said...

Follow both by email. Think the wedge would be helpful in Grandmother's Flower Gardens. Thanks for the opportunity to enter. Robert, from northern Iowa.

Abbigail said...

I would love to have this die. I Have just some of the basic dies and my favorite is the strip dies right now.
hulseybg at gmail dot com

Shebandowan said...

I am a follower via email. My favourite die of the moment is Winding Ways. I am completing some UFO's at the moment and would like to make Winding Ways next using batiks. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

Janet

linynp said...

I'm a follower. My fav die right now is the tumbler (large one ). Thank you for an awesome blog and giveaway.

snausages22 said...

Hi Bea,
I am a follower and commenter on both yours and Connie's blogs. My fave die that I own right now is the 2" square die. I know that is a little boring, but I am planning to make a scrap quilt, a la Bonnie Hunter, and it requires about 2,000 2" squares…so my square die is a true timesaver!
Thanks for the giveaway,
Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows

LeAnne said...

I am a followers. My favorite dies that I have are the three-heart die and the 2 1/2 strips.

Cory said...

I have just started to collect dies so I only have the equilateral triange die. I would love to add this one to my collection. Thank you for the chance to win. Take care and God bless, Cory

Katkat said...

Just got a Go!Baby! I have only used the 2 1/2 square. Would love to win another,

Suze said...

I have a GO and I don't have a wedge die, so I'm very excited about this giveaway as well as Connie's.

Michele said...

I follow you on Feedly. I've admired that connecting threads collection and I love your quilt.

My favorite go die is the hexagon die-- making a quilt with thousands and thousands of 5/8" hexies and cutting them out is so easy with the go.

Cecilia said...

My favorite die is the train appliqué. It's great for kids quilts. I follow both you and Connie. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jaynie said...

Either the clam shell or the wedge would be great for cutting up my huge amount of scraps.

Jacklynn said...

I am torn between the tumbler die and the apple core die - right now I'm making an Easter table runner using apple core blocks. My first try at curved seams and they're working out pretty well! Thanks for the give away!

June D said...

I've really liked the tumbler die - but can see how this wedge would really have such modern quilts. I already follow both of you! Thanks for the chance!

Brenda said...

Don't have my own Go, but would bribe my sister with this to share hers and all of the dies she has. I want to cut a zillion squares to make an intricate 2-color quilt, but I love the "long lantern" idea with the wedge.