Thursday, February 27, 2014

Babylove Quilt finish and a new Accuquilt fabric die cutting review

I have really enjoyed making this quilt! From start to finish the process reminded me of why I love to sew.




It really started when the nice people for Accuquilt contacted me to ask if  I would like to review a collection of their new fabric cutting dies.  I  had previously reviewed some for them and made the Rockin Retro Tree Skirt  {free tutorial}.



Based on that great experience,I immediately said YES!  I am apparently a girl that just cannot say no ;o)

The things I LOVE about these fabric cutting dies...

I LOVE that is is now two colors of foam!!! So much easier to SEE!  The old die (the drunkards path) is only one color.  When it was low light, it was hard for me to see.  The one on the right I can see anytime :o)



The second and most winning feature of the Accuquilt for me is that a child can do it...better yet...MY child can do it!






He helped me with all of the blocks. He loves to do it and I always welcome the help!



This quilt was amazingly easy to put together and really the quilt top was done in about a week of part time sewing.  The hardest part of the entire process was choosing the fabrics.  I wanted it to be completely scrappy, so going through all of these was a bunch of time but in a really fun too!  The quilt has Dear Stella, Denyse Schmidt, Heather Ross, Kokka, Moda, Thomas Knauer...and many many more!



I think the scrappy was a success!  I was digging how my coffee mug matched the colors!

The quilt was pieced, quilted by me on my Bernina 440qe ( please do not notice the completely imperfect circles) and bound with Aurifil thread. I used 50wt for the piecing.



This lovely 40wt for the quilting

and I hand bound this sweet quilt using this awesome Aurifil 50wt gray!  The Bohin needles are a size 11 and the most amazing needle ever.  Kelly Ann from Kelly Ann's Quilt Shop  told me these are the best and she was COMPLETELY CORRECT! They are affordable and I have had not one single bent needle.  I was going through at least three when I was using another brand.  For extra FULL FLUFF I added two layers of Pellon Nature's Touch.  Cannot have a quilt with The Magic in the Middle ( I swear, I do giggle every single time I say it).



So now it is time to say Adieu, since this is off to France to become hopefully a very loved quilt for a sweet new baby boy.


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9 comments:

Kris said...

Kim that was an excellent review. I live right down the road from Accuquilt and I have yet to get there or look at their products. Someone brought a Go Baby to a sew meet one time and I missed the demo. I think you make this so fun and easy. I love the quilt and I really like the circle quilting around the points.

Maybe I can get my guild to go for a tour! You keep doing reviews for them and I will get there. :)

Katy Cameron said...

You know it's possibly not a good idea to advertise that you always say yes ;o) Love the quilt anyway :oD

treadlemusic said...

Great, clear review! The fabrics are super for this pattern and the quilting so 'fits' the piecing!!!! A lovely finish that will be loved for a long time!!!!!

Connie said...

Great review and what a beautiful quilt, I love my AccuQuilt dies too!

Lisa Lisa said...

Your quilt looks awesome, and what a cute little helper you have :) Love my Accuquilt Go!

CityHouseStudio said...

A fabulous quilt! And I love your circle quilting!

Lorna McMahon said...

A very sweet quilt! Congrats on a gorgeous finish!

Michelle said...

I've got the snowball die and haven't tried it yet -- now you've got me motivated! Love those quilted circles and the texture they add.

Richard Healey said...

I love the snowball quilt they are such fun quilts. I have not ever used a go cutter they look like fun.

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