Well TODAY is finally here…it’s my turn to SHOUT OUT the Accuquilt praises in SEW CAL GAL’s Christmas Theme Accuquilt Blog Hop!
What an honour it is to be on the Blog List with these wonderful quilters…makes me wonder if I’m at the right Party??!! But regardless, one thing is for sure… I DO LOVE my Accuquilt GO!
If you are a regular Sweet P reader then you KNOW how much I appreciate, enjoy and yes.. LOVE.. my Accuquilt Go! Fabric Cutter! In fact, you are probably sick of hearing about it!!
SEW…I had to come up with an ACCUQUILT project to feature??…Now what block HASN’T been done before?…hmmmm…this is a hard one…
I REALLY wanted to make the Bountiful Baskets as that is at the TOP of my TO-DO List…but no, it’s been done several time. DARN!! It will have to wait…
After going through my dies…I came up with this little guy…the Equilateral Triangle..no one EVER talks about him…HE has been left in the DUST!
So I fired up the GO! and dusted off the Equilateral Triangle die and put him to the test!
This is what I came up with… It’s small..approximately 23”X18”'…
…AND dang cute!!
Here’s how I made it~
FIRST STEP~ I got out my 1 1/2” die strip cutter and cut out some strips…using my Scandinavian Christmas fabric! YES, I sacrificed my favourite Christmas Fabric.. SCANDINAVIAN CHRISTMAS!! This IS a special occasion, after all! AND the small print was perfect for this project!
STEP 2~ Sew the strips into groups of three…see picture.
Step 3~ Now comes the Equilateral Triangle Die to the rescue!…I used him to cut the strips into BIG equilateral triangles (or ETs as I will call them)…Lickity Split..DONE! I also had the ET Die cut out some plain ETs…can you see my stacks..I now have some plain triangles and some striped triangles…
STEP 4~ Play time…I laid them out into rows…trying different combinations..
Then lay out your whole quilt and start sewing IN ROWS…
(Oh..oh…do you see the mistake…one rogue triangle is pointing right!! …no I didn’t do it in ‘real life’ but it would be easy to do!)
(My apologizes for the LACK of pictures…I took photos of each stage and then accidently deleted them!! I almost had heart failure when I discovered this several days later!…GONE!! These pictures have been staged using my left-overs!))
It was a fun and easy quilt to make…and very cute!
Here she is…just layin’ around The Sands…catching a few of those Winter rays…this Snow Birding is not for the weak!! haha
Let’s zoom in for a close-up…can you see how I did the border..see the beige Equilateral Triangles and then the 1 1/2” border…
I BIG stitched hand quilted inside each hexagon using variegated beige perle cotton…
I love the way the hexagons appear to be floating…
Now it’s all done and ready for Christmas…
So there you have it! My GO!rgeous little quilt…made using the Equilateral Triangle (and the 1 1/2'” strip die)! Believe me, without the GO! I would have NEVER tackled this quilt!!
Now for the fun part of this Blog Hop..the GIVE AWAY!! I decided to play Oprah… but without Oprah’s huge budget..:( I AM giving away some of my FAVOURITE THINGS! NO…not a GO!…although it IS one of my FAVOURITE THINGS! I’m leaving THAT up to SEW CAL GAL and our AccuQuilt Sponsor! But I can swing these FAVOURITE THINGS….
SOME OF MY FAVOURITE FABRIC..yup it’s Civil War…1/3 yd. cuts…bought at my favourite shop..Calico Horse in Redlands, CA
AND…an old fashioned tin Santa ornament…just waiting to hang on YOUR TREE!
So if you would like to enter my Give Away here are the RULES…
1. Leave a comment for ONE ENTRY
2. If you are a follower leave a SECOND COMMENT saying that you are a follower…I will throw your name into my Santa’s hat one more time!! That way you can get TWO CHANCES to win!
Mr. Random Generator will be picking one lucky winner on Monday, December 19th…GOOD LUCK!! And Thanks SEW much for stopping by!! I hope you liked my AccuQuilt GO! Project!
ALSO~if you haven’t signed up for your 22 FREE ACCUQUILT PATTERNS THEN YOU NEED TO GO! HERE!! Yup..you heard me..I said FREE!!
Before I GO! I’d like to THANK SEW CAL GAL for hosting this Blog Hop…isn’t she wonderful!! I swear this SUPER woman never sleeps…she is always hosting something or featuring something FUN!! If you don’t FOLLOW SEW CAL GAL then you are missing out..BIG TIME!!
I would also like to thank our sponsor, AccuQuilt GO! for donating a Baby GO! Fabric Cutter! One VERY lucky Quilter will wake up Christmas morning to find this machine underneath her tree!! It might just be YOU…but only if you have entered THAT GIVE AWAY over at Sew Cal Gal’s Blog.
Now hurry over to SEW CAL GAL’S BLOG…because more FUN is GO!ing on over there!
Have a WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS and Happy Quilting!~P