Greetings quilty friends...it's me - Belinda from the Samplings from a Blue Ribbon Girl blog - I'm back again today with a guest blog post featuring two of the new spring release cutting dies - the GO! Bow-2 1/2", 3 1/2", 4 1/2" and the GO! Flower Bunch.
Lately, I have been sewing/quilting daily...and I always save my fabric scraps...big or small...I just know that one day I will find the perfect use for each and every one of them (wishful thinking?). I have two large bins under my cutting table - one for fabric scraps and one for batting/interfacing/fusibles...and they have finally both reached full (well, actually, overflowing) capacity. Over the weekend, I decided to dive into the scrap bin and pull out some fun bright colors for a flower bouquet wall hanging.
I had been itching to use two new AccuQuilt dies...GO! Flower Bunch and GO! Bow-2 1/2", 3 1/2", 4 1/2". I knew I wanted to make a bouquet of flowers...and the bow seemed perfect to tie them all together! I started by cutting an assortment of flowers and stems (I also utilized the GO! Simple Shapes by Edyta Sitar die for circles and stems) and laying them out on my cutting table. I decided I would use a square of neutral fabric for my background and after fusing the bouquet in place, I found the 4 1/2" bow was the best size for my flower bunch. Once everything was machine appliquéd in place, I added several borders cut with my AccuQuilt strip cutter dies...I also added a hanging sleeve and my label to the back when binding. This cheerful wall hanging measures 25" x 25"...and I am excited to experiment with more flower bouquet wall hangings and quilts in the future!
We should also take a look at the samples I made for AccuQuilt several months ago using the bow and flower bunch test dies....
Here is GO! Flower Ribbon Wall Hanging - the pattern that comes with the GO! Flower Bunch die. This wall hanging is 42" x 42" and also uses the GO! Round Flower and GO! Rose of Sharon dies. I truly enjoy machine appliqué projects, so it was a real treat to make this quilt sample...
.... and here is the GO! Festive Bow Table Runner (this is the pattern that accompanies the GO! Bow-2 1/2", 3 1/2", 4 1/2" die) . GO! 4 1/2" Squares were used for the packages and the GO! Bow-4 1/2" was used to top the presents. I can see these made up in different colors for assorted special occasions...I also think the bow would be fun to use in a ribbon border for a quilt. This table runner works up quickly and easily and measures 15" x 36"...a very fun afternoon project!
Stop by my blog, website, or social media pages and share your creative floral and bow projects with me - I am happy to answer any questions regarding these AccuQuilt projects...and I always enjoy meeting fellow quilters and sewists!