Serendipity Flower Basket Mini Quilt

Aug 11, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Connie Campbell

Hi everyone, it is Connie from Freemotion by the River and today I have a fast and easy mini quilt made with the AccuQuilt GO! 

Serendipity Flower Basket Mini Quilt

Finished size: 10" x 12"

GO! Fabric Cutter:

GO! Baby Fabric Cutter (55600)   GO! Fabric Cutter (55100S) or GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter (55500)

GO! Cutting Dies:

GO! Qube Specialty Set - Serendipity by Edyta Sitar

GO! 2 ½” Strip Cutter #55017

Materials Needed:

  • 11 - 10" cream batik squares in various prints
  • Scraps of green batiks for the leaves
  • Scraps of brown for the basket
  • Scraps of purple and pink for flowers
  • 1/4 yard cream batik for binding
  • One fat quarter for the backing
  • Batting
  • 1/4 yard Fusible Web

NOTE: Apply fusible web to the wrong side of the fabrics following manufacturer’s instructions before cutting appliqué shapes.

 

Cutting the blocks:

I had a batik layer cake from Island Batik that I thought would make a perfect background for my mini quilt.

Take a 10 inch square and fold it in half, then fold in half again.

 

AccuQuilt GO! Specialty Set Serendipity made with Island Batik fabrics

 

Place over the top of the #55749 Square die. You will cut four - 2 13/16" squares at a time.

 

Cutting the GO! Serendipity squares of batik

 

Cut 42 - squares in assorted creams.

Use a 1/4" seam allowance and sew 7 rows of 6 blocks.

Next cut out one basket using the #55746 Basket die.

 

Add the die cut baskets to the mini quilt top

 

It is always nice to have helpers when cutting out the accents and flowers. My granddaughters always enjoy coming over and helping me with AccuQuilt projects. I cut some 5 inch strips of batiks and added fusible webbing to them so the girls could cut out the flowers. They always enjoy spending time in my new quilt studio. Last month I shared my Fabulous Quilt Studio on AccuQuilt's blog, so be sure and check it out if you missed it.

 

Grandchildren are great helpers

 

Sometimes it is hard to get them to stop! I have enough flowers and leaves for my next project....or two!

 

Cutting out the GO! Qube Specialty Set Serendipity accents

 

I used 4 different dies to make my Specialty Flower Basket Mini Quilt, there are 4 more dies included in the set!

 

Serendipity Specialty Set by Edyta Sitar

 

I used the little heart that was on #55744 Flower Shapes to create my flowers.

 

Appliquing the Specialty Flower Basket mini quilt


  • Appliqué as desired, I did a free motion appliqué using my vintage Singer sewing machine, I placed a page from a telephone book behind the mini quilt top for stabilization and then tore it off afterwards.
  • Add your batting and backing and quilt as desired.
  • Using the GO! 2 ½” Strip Cutter #55017 - cut two strips the width of the fabric.
  • Sew these together and add your binding.

 

Serendipity mini quilt closeup of quilting

 

I hope you have enjoyed this fast and easy Serendipity Flower Basket Mini Quilt.

 

Serendipity flowers mini quilt on the deck

 

Please stop by my blog where you can sign up for my newsletter, find free easy quilt patterns, and learn more about the type of appliqué I do with my vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine. You'll also get a peek at another quilt project I am working on using the GO! Qube Specialty Set - Serendipity by Edyta Sitar.

 

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