27 May 2014

I'm a Little Bit Country.... And I'm a Little Bit Rock n' Roll

Today I am excited to show you what I made using the new GO! Kite die AccuQuilt sent me!  The GO! Kite is one of 11 new dies that AccuQuilt introduced this month.

Here is a little peek of project number one.  In this one, I chose to leave the kite portion of the block as negative space.




I prepare for cutting by measuring the size of the die.  Then I use that width plus a 1/4" to cut strips from my fabric.  I fold my strips into portions to allow for the length of the die.




Here you can see that my folded strip is plenty long enough to cover the die.




My kite portion of the blocks is cut from the folded strip.





And here my coloured strips have been readied for cutting the background portion of the block.




As you can see, using this prep method allows for minimal waste of fabric.




It actually took longer to chose which fabrics to use than it took to cut them!  A few cranks of the handle and this project was all cut out and ready to start sewing.




For my first project I used some of the more pastel shades of Basic Shades for Riley Blake Designs.  And used white for the kite portion of the block.




I chose a soft shaded floral fabric for the backing and backing.  And quilted using some simple outline and echo quilting.   The flanged binding method was used to bind this table runner, which finished at 12.5" x 36".




This runner finished up looking a little June Clever like.  So I thought I would give the Kite another GO!  This time I chose some of the brighter pieces from that same bundle of Basic Shades for project number two.




To switch the focus of this quilt, the brights were used for the Kites and the whites were used for the background.




I threw in some sashing and cornerstones to break things up and add an element of interest.




Quilting with the walking foot, I used the serpentine stitch, then bound her in a black sketch print from the Architextures collection by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.




This table topper finished at 21" square.  The backing is this crazy black on white bug print I had languishing in my stash for a while now.




Considering the same fabric collection and die were used, this layout came out looking quite different from the other runner.  And has more of a modern feel.  But both are cute!  One's a little bit country... And the other is a little bit rock n' roll!



The GO! Kite Die 55254 can also be used to make this GO! Hummingbird quilt.  This quilt pattern, and many more, are FREE to download.

GO! Hummingbird Quilt Pattern








Want to see more?

GO! Vibrant Ohio Star Quilt Pattern












Don't you just love the modern twist on this traditional Ohio Star?  I do.. I do!

GO! Mod Schoolhouse Quilt Pattern







But THIS is the one I have on MY wish list!  The GO! Schoolhouse die....

What a fun looking quilt!












Now...  What's stopping you?  It doesn't cost anything just to look.  And the patterns are FREE to download.  GO! ahead...  Click here now!http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=604396&u=817821&m=50439&afftrack=&urllink=www.accuquilt.com/new.html




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


Keep On Quilting On!

 


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35 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Loved what you did with the Go die! Great projects and I really like the way you quilted it as well.

Vera said...

Great examples Lorna. They should be happy they hooked up with you as you are doing great job.

beaquilter said...

great quilts love the flange on the binding too.

Design Originals by KC said...

Lorna, I don't have an accuquilt and would love it if you showed more about it.. doesn't seem to waste fabric like I thought it would cutting multiples at a time... such lovely quilts you have made with that die too... I am sure that the Accuquilt company is glad they chose you to send a die to now! Hopefully more try it dies will be in your future with them after this marvelous post showing wonderful eye candy made with this die set. I did share your blog post with a friend who just got an accuquilt... more basic info would be awesome ! Thanks for blogging this today :) Kathi

Kathy said...

Nice demo. And I'm rather fond of the June Cleaver-ish table runner :)

Daytona Damsel said...

Great fabric choices. I love the bright one the best though because I am not a pastel person. And Thank you for showing how you cut on the acuquilt, no one else does that. Acuquilt should give you a bonus because I think more people will consider buying one now that they see how it doesn't waste fabric. After all I bought my acuquilt from reading your blog. :) Your blog inspires me. Keep up the post.

Lady Jane said...

I like the Cleaver table runner also. You do a lovely job with all your quilts.

Connie said...

Beautiful projects Lorna and as always your quilting looks so neat!! I have to admit I'm a June Cleaver kind of gal and that is my favorite!! I have this die also and boy have I been having fun! Love the black/white backing! Thanks for sharing!

WhoMom said...

Fabulous quilts and table runners. I'm in love with the June Cleaver look, always have been. I'm not sure which is my favorite and will have to go back and weigh my choices, they are all wonderful

A Quilter's Mission said...

So funny how fabric changes everything! I guess I'm more rock-n-roll. Both are beautiful.

Michelle Bartholomew said...

I love the rock and roll version! :) So tempted to get one of these, it seems to save so much cutting time!

Vicki in MN said...

I really liked the first table runner but then I saw the 2nd and LOVE it!! Nice job on the quilting as well!

Barbara Konkle said...

I just added a a fabric cutter to my amazon wishlist...one of these days! I love what you did with it! I love the way you quilted them too! Perfect compliment!

BRD Girl said...

Your table topper and table runner are both fabulous. I love how you added the sashing and cornerstones on the bright table topper - very creative - it looks so modern and fresh! Thanks to you, this die is now on my "must have" list...your are quite the enabler... :-)

Cheryl said...

Both of your mini quilts are just beautiful and your quilting makes them just pop! Thanks for showing the pattern in two different quilts, it is always amazing to me how different the same block can look in different arrangements and colorways.

Jess (a.k.a. Rosie) said...

Love your projects!! The colors are absolutely beautiful :-) I don't have an AccuQuilt (yet), and your projects make me want one. Great job!

~ Jess ~
Everything Is Coming Up Rosie

Katie said...

I am so looking forward to payday this week when I will be ordering a few of the new accu dies -- this one is my favorite by far. These are some lovely projects Lorna

Susan at TheBoredZombie.com said...

Very nice Lorna!! :)

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

Love the bright kites!

Julianne said...

LOVE LOVE LOVING that Rock N Roll version! Beautiful!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

The Rock N Roll version is stunning, Lorna!!!

Paula@TheSassyQuilter said...

Love the kites! Loving the fabrics in the miniquilt and the sketch binding looks perfect. I got my last vote in yesterday:) Good Luck!

Amy said...

Both your projects are great. I am a little Rock 'n' Roll. Love the use of corner stone blocks.

Anne said...

I love how different the projects look by changing up the color focus and adding some sashing/corner stones. :) Very cool!

Jo Ferguson said...

They're both gorgeous, but Rock 'n' Roll, really captured my heart.

annieb71 said...

Well done. I love them both!!

Pamela Wilde said...

Love your colors, the walking foot quilting is so fun!

Patch the Giraffe said...

Oh I love both! Your color section is great. Now I just need to make another purchase :)

sherry said...

i love the colour selection...nice quilting as a contrast

Karin Jordan said...

Lorna, I love your mini. The colors are great, the quilting really sets it off and the backing is perfect! My dust bunny says hello to your dust bunny. It's always nice to have Canadian cousins! I do, too. ;)

Julie said...

I love my GO! It is so quick and fun to cut things out. I love what you did and the variations. Great work!

kim said...

Cute project!
I love the Go Cutter too. I have the circle die and I'm worried about the edges stretching after cutting. I'm going to try starching the fabric first. Have you ever done that?

CeLynn said...

I am a little bit country but a whole lot more Rock ~N~ Roll! What a stunner,just love how the colors pop out.

Shauna said...

How cool is that!! Wish I had one of those! Cute projects for sure!!

Kathi Riemer said...

I like the Riley Blake fabrics. The quilt you made using the die and the fabrics is beautiful. The quilting adds so much texture to the solid colors. Pinned!