I've been working hard to stay focused on my UFO projects from last year, but when this Accuquilt die came in the mail, I had to take some time out to try it out.
Bea at Beaquilter showed some fun options using the new Hunter's Star and hexagon dies and had a drawing--I was so lucky to win. I discovered Bea's blog last year when I was working at learning my Electric Quilt software. She has tons of tutorials on EQ, as well as other useful quilting information. Be sure to check her out HERE, she is so creative (and smart!).
|I was able to cut everything for the quilt in a few hours--including pressing time.|
Usually those shapes would have to be cut using templates--the die makes quick work of the cutting.
|All of the dog ears are already trimmed off, so the piecing is super easy.|
|See how nicely they fit together?|
|Once I figured out the pressing, putting the rest of the block together was a piece of cake!|
|First block complete--yay! Twenty nine to go!|
There are all kinds of bias edges going on, so I have to remind myself to go easy on my aggressive pressing tendencies.
|These are my first six scrappy blocks--I'm loving how graphic it's going to be!|
Linking up to Bea here.