Friday, 29 August 2014

GO! Ohio Star quilt finish

Welcome to my stop on the AccuQuilt GO! BlockOnBoard blog hop!

For my project I chose the GO! Ohio Star die and set to work designing a quilt using my EQ7 quilt program.  I decided to put that Ohio Star on point and then added a simple nine patch to be used as an alternate block.

Once my Mixed Bag Houndstooth in Sprouts by Moda arrived, it was just a matter of choosing from my Kona cotton fat quarters to coordinate with this backing fabric.


It was a sunny Saturday afternoon, perfect for quickly cutting out all the necessary pieces using my AccuQuilt GO! cutter and my new BOB die.


The great thing about BOB dies - all the pieces needed for your block can be cut using a single die.


Fan fold your fabric strips.  Place them on the die and cover with the cutting mat.


Then crank the die through the cutter for cuts made from one side of the die..... 


Or cut from each side of the die at once.


Your perfect pieces will all be cut out and ready to piece in no time!


Here are my alternate blocks - nine patches - up on my design wall.  These nine patch blocks and the GO! Ohio Star blocks are a 12" finished size.


 And the Ohio Star pieces as they were being stitched up.


By Monday I was ready for basting.


I wanted to emphasize this on point design, so on Tuesday I quilted along the diagonal seams using Magnifico from Superior Threads, in Aruba and Electric Green.  By Tuesday night, this project was quilted, trimmed and bound!  This is project #11 in my quilt label countdown from 100.



And from the back....
    the Mixed Bag Houndstooth in Sprout with an offset strip of Kona Silver.





Quilt finished at 51" x 51" and is now for sale in my Etsy shop!


This was one of my fastest finishes ever!

I love working with BOB!  BOB is Fast, Easy and sew much FUN!  I have had the hots for BOB since I first laid eyes on this Ohio Star block design way back in May.


This pattern is a free download from AccuQuilt for a limited time.
Click here to see all of the AccuQuilt patterns!



Linking up to Finish it up Friday with Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts and TGIFF! hosted this week with Melissa at Ms. Midge.










Keep On Quilting On!



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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Let's Bee Social #35

Well, it is official!  BOB and I are engaged! 

Since receiving the 3 yards of Mixed Bag Houndstooth in Sprouts last week for my backing, BOB and I have been getting busy - drawing up a plan and choosing coordinating Kona cottons to use in the GO! Ohio Stars die.



I started piecing a little on Saturday night.  And then had the entire top finished by Sunday night.  As well as preparing the backing and binding.  We slowed things down on Monday, but managed to have this quilt sandwiched and pin basted, ready for quilting.



http://www.accuquilt.com/cutting-dies/go-block-on-board.htmlBack at the beginning of the month, I shared my secret with you, expressing my love for BOB in this post.

BOB (aka Block on Board) makes cutting easy! All the shapes needed to make the block are included on one die board!

Have you been following along on the BOB Blog Hop?!!  From August 18th - August 29th, see a new project each day!  Click here for the full schedule.


NOW.... What's new with you?



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(If you are not sure what Let's Bee Social is all about,
you can read the details here.) 




Keep On Quilting On!


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