Monday, September 15, 2014

accuquilt Go Challenge–Blazing star

accuquilt go challenge

This month’s challenge is the Blazing star die by Eleanor Burns!

it’s probably the first die I bought besides the mix and match die set when I got my Go! cutter, and I think I’ve only made 2 projects with it.

So I figured it was time to try again

I had the die all marked already

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and decided to use these veteran batiks from Island batiks

( I got 1/2yd of each of these wonderful veteran fabrics)

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very quickly cut them out!

Now with this die, half of the fabrics have to be right side up and the other half right side down, I only paid attention to the veteran fabric as it had words on it, the rest of the batiks, it was hard to tell which side is up anyways!

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pieces are cut and laid out

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The I sewed the outer edges together

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and then the inner ones, overlapping 1/4” for the seam allowance

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the blocks went together very quickly and I laid them out again to double check what it would look like

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look what happens if you flip the blocks!

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here’s the pile of 1/4 blocks ready to be sewn together

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and blocks sewn together!

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then the top!

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I ironed the seams open on the back to prevent too much bulk!

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And “Tee-Dah” (that’s Sonja’s way of saying TA-DA!)

the top is done with a simple border!

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Here is the quilt all quilted.

It measures 27” x 27”

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and a close up of the quilting. I did straight lines (ruler work) on the stars, a tiny ribbon design on the inner border and straight lines on the outer border.

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For the backing I used a light brown print (there’s a label at the bottom too but it’s hard to see)

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If you want to know more about veteran quilts- quilted in honor, look here

 

Island batiks is sponsoring a giveaway of the SAME fabrics!

1/2yd each of these!

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US mailing address only please.

You have 4 chances to enter

(comment below for each entry)

1. FOLLOW Island batik’s PINTEREST BOARD

2. Follow Island batiks on instagram

3. LIKE Island batik’s facebook page

4. subscribe to Island batiks blog

 

I will pick a winner on the 22nd.

Good luck!

73 comments:

vanpardoe said...

Following on Instagram.

vanpardoe said...

Liked on Facebook.

vanpardoe said...
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Debbie said...

Subscribed on instagram

Debbie said...

Liked on face book

Debbie said...

Beautiful fabric, would love to win them. I love batiks

Vicki in MN said...

Liked on FB

Vicki in MN said...

Your quilt is so cute! Following IB on pintrest.

Eileen Lloyd said...

Facebooked instagram and blog

Debbie said...

I follow Island Batik's Pinterest boards.

Debbie said...

I follow Island Batik's Facebook page.

Debbie said...

I have Island Batik's blog in my Feedly reader.

Debbie said...

I'm following Island Batiks in Instagram.

Christine said...

I follow Island Batiks on FB.

Christine said...

I follow Island Batiks on Instagram!

Christine said...

I follow Island Batiks on Pinterest!

Melody said...

Lovely work. I'm in Australia so I won't enter the giveaway but good luck to everyone.

teachpany said...

Great use of these fabrics. I follow Island Batiks on Pinterest.

teachpany said...

I also follow Island Batiks on Facebook.

OhioLori said...

Follow Island Batiks on Pinterest

OhioLori said...

Am also signed up to follow their Blog too.

(don't do the FB, Twitter, etc etc stuff...)

Joan Kawano said...

Ohhhh and it looks wonderful!!!

Nancy said...

I subscribed to their blog.

Cecilia said...

I'm following on Pinterest as Cecilia.

Cecilia said...

I'm following on Instagram as Ceciliaquilts.

Cecilia said...

I like them on Facebook.

Cecilia said...

And I follow their blog via email. Thanks for the giveaway.

nicolesender said...

Following Island Batik on Pinterest.

nicolesender said...

Liked Island batik’s facebook page.

nicolesender said...

Subscribed to Island batiks blog!

SewMisadventurous said...

Boo Hoo Hoooooo - Missed out again (tee hee) I do dearly love my Stars and this one's no different, except for the back of it, which looks like it could be a block itself! It's unusual to see that. I'd be totally stuck if I went into Island Batiks to buy that fabric, because I loved all of them, the swirls, dots,stars, solids they're all gorgeous. Wouldn't it be great to use this fabric for a 'Quilts of Valor' quilt? Especially if the vaguely camouflage and the Stars & Stripes fabric were used for a part of it.

Susan Arnold said...

Follow Island batik on Instagram

Susan Arnold said...

Also follow Island batik's blog

PK Sews said...

I follow Island Batik's Pinterest board. Pam Solberg

PK Sews said...

I follow Island Batik on Instagram. pksolberg

PK Sews said...

like Island Batik on Facebook. PK Solberg

PK Sews said...

I subscribe to Island Batik's blog. pk_sews at yahoo dot com.
Thanks for the chance to win, and thanks for your great blog!

Michele said...

It looks really great. I love star blocks.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Great blocks! I like on FB too.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

And follow their blog. Thanks for the fun!

Cheryl said...

What a lovely fabric prize! 1. FOLLOW Island batik’s PINTEREST BOARD -- Following

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the chance at such great fabric.

#3. LIKE Island batik’s facebook page--liked

Cheryl said...

Unfortunately I am not on Instagram but...I did #4. subscribe to Island batiks blog

Janie said...

Following on FB. Thanks

Rachel said...

Love your star blocks, and it's really fun how different the block looks if you change the direction of the pieces. I subscribed to their blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

Quilting Tangent said...

Following Island batiks blog.
24Tangent@gmail.com

Kathy Davis said...

I follow on Pinterest as Kathy Davis (zizzerbear).
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Emily C said...

I follow Island Batiks on facebook.

Jackie Thompson said...

I followed the Pinterest board.

Jackie Thompson said...

I follow on Instagram.

Great quilt!

Jeanette said...

I follow on Pinterest (ashleyohlman)!

GranChris said...

I am a Pinterest follower.

GranChris said...

Liked on Facebook, I love the Star!

Catskill Quilter said...

I follow Island Batiks on Pinterest.

Catskill Quilter said...

I like Island Batiks on Facebook.

Catskill Quilter said...

I follow Island Batiks' blog (by email).

Laura West said...

Follow on pinterest - JoeLaura13

Laura West said...

Like on FB

Laura West said...

Follow Island Batiks' blog by e-mail

Michelle Jude said...

I followed Island Batikis on Pintrest.... I'm http://www.pinterest.com/shell607/

Michelle Jude said...

I followed "liked" on face book

Michelle Jude said...

I'm following Island Balikis blog.

Sewgirl said...

I liked Island Batik on FB!

Sewgirl said...

I am following IB on Pinterst

Joan H. said...

Follow your blog via email

Andi said...

Found them on IG as Island_batik, now following!

Andi said...

And I liked their FB page!

Andimc13 at cox dot net

Kathy said...

I love love love batiks

Kathy said...

liked on facebook

MamaLovesFabric said...

Following on FB.

Abbigail said...

I FOLLOW Island batik’s PINTEREST

Abbigail said...

I LIKE Island batik’s facebook.

Abbigail said...

I subscribe to Island batiks.