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Electric Quilt 7

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Playful Hearts blockHearts and flowers for Valentine's Day! I call this block design Playful Hearts. The example quilt shows the block in two different color options. The cuts listed below are for the dark heart on the light block shown here. Enjoy!

Fabric

Fabric A - White
Fabric B - Red

 

AccuQuilt GO! Dies

6" Block

Cut 18 - 1 1/2" squares from Fabric A - Cut 1 1/2" strips with GO! Strip Cutter-1 1/2" (55024 or 55075), then rotate 90° and sub cut into 1 1/2" squares

Cut 6 - 1 1/2" squares from Fabric B - Cut 1 1/2" strips with GO! Strip Cutter-1 1/2" (55024 or 55075), then rotate 90° and sub cut into 1 1/2" squares

Cut 12 - 1 1/2" half square triangles from Fabric A - GO! Half Square-1" Finished Triangle (55320)

Cut 12 - 1 1/2" half square triangles from Fabric B - GO! Half Square-1" Finished Triangle (55320)

It was short notice. I had three days to prepare and pack, but I wasn't going to miss this trip. Two weeks in Hawaii in Frebruary, who could resist. I gave some thought to bringing my sewing machine but decided to soak up the sun and culture instead.

Quilting is a way of life, so one of my first stops was at The Calico Cat quilt shop. The owner, Carol Y.O. Kuniyoshi is friendly, welcoming and very knowledgeable about the area. I could have visited for hours but there was fabric to buy.

The boutique style fabric shop is cozy and bursting with fabric and notions. The fabric is beautiful with many brands and designs not found in my local quilt shops. I went in looking for Hawaiin prints, which were there in abundance, to make a memory quilt of this trip. But I didn't stop there. Fat quarters were everywhere, taunting me. I left with a large bag of fabric and a fun new friend, who I hope to see at the Houson quilt market this fall.

calico cat 1 calico cat 2 calico cat 3 calico cat 4

 

 

 

 

1223 Koko Head Ave., Honolulu, HI

(808) 732-3998

Call or check Carol's website for hours. www.thecalicocathawaii.com

Happy Quilting

Spinning Flower blockIt's snowing here today, so I felt like we needed a cheerful bright block for this week. The Spinning Flower block is my original design. Just having some fun with rectangles and squares. The example quilt layout shows how the blocks interact with each other.

Fabric

Fabric A - Green
Fabric B - Yellow
Fabric C - Blue
Fabric D - Purple
Fabric E - Pink

 

AccuQuilt GO! Dies

6" Block

Cut 4 - 1 1/2" squares from Fabric A - Use GO! Strip Cutter-1 1/2" (55024 or 55075), then rotate 90°
and sub cut into 1 1/2" squares.

Cut 1 - 1 1/2" square from Fabric B - Use GO! Strip Cutter-1 1/2" (55024 or 55075), then rotate 90°
and sub cut into 1 1/2" squares.

Cut 4 - 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangles from Fabric C - Use GO! Strip Cutter-1 1/2" (55024 or 55075), then rotate 90° and sub cut with GO! Strip Cutter-2 1/2" (55014 or 55017).

Cut 4 - 2" x 3 1/2" rectangles from Fabric D - Use GO! Strip Cutter-2" (55025), then rotate 90° and sub cut with GO! Strip Cutter-3 1/2" (55032 or 55074).

Cut 4 - 1" x 3" rectangles from Fabric E - Use GO! Strip Cutter-1" (55052 or 55072) and then sub cut 2 1/2" rectangles with rotary cutter.

dutchmans wheelThe pattern for the Dutchman's Puzzle block was first published in 1895. Dutchman's Puzzle is also known as Dutchman's Wheel or Windmill. This is one of my favorites. The example quilt layout shows how the blocks interact with each other. Both AccuQuilt GO! Dies and rotary cutting instructions are provided.

Fabric

Fabric A - Light Blue fabric
Fabric B - Purple fabric

 

AccuQuilt GO! Dies

8" Block

Cut 16 Fabric A Triangles - Go! Half Square 2" Finished Triangles: Die 55063 or Value Die 55018

Cut 16 Fabric B Triangles - Go! Half Square 2" Finished Triangles: Die 55063 or Value Die 55018