Tattered Garden



May all your ups and downs be with a needle and thread!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Accuquilt Rose of Sharon die

I have done a little more work on my new project with the Rose of Sharon die by Accuquilt. I am always amazed at how quickly you can cut out a project using Accuquilt dies.

For this quilt I decide to try my hand at felted wool applique. Never having done this type of applique I didn't have the proper threads and my local quilt shop "Sweet Home Quilt Co" didn't carry them so I had to order on line. This is always a problem for me because it is so hard to choose the right color. Some of the colors I picked were useable but some were not and so I need to order a couple of more. I wonder how you decide on colors when you order on line?

I used the  Rose of Sharon die and the Stems and Leaves die for this project.  First I fused Steam A Seam Light on the back of the wool and then I cut it into small pieces that would just fit the design I wanted .
I didn't want to waste  fabric.  



When I run the die through my GO I only place the mat over the piece I want to cut.  That way your mat lasts longer .Now I have all these pieces ready to place on my background fabric. 

I am using Antique muslin for my background.  This is a new fabric for me and I really like it.  I did a little stitching last night and found it wasn't as easy as I thought.  It's really hard to keep all those little stitches spaced the same especially when you have old eyes.  Five of these little gems to do.  The stitching may take a while but the cutting was a breeze with my Accuquilt GO.
Happy Stitching
Nancy

4 comments:

Pinkadot Quilts said...

That is so cool! That is going to be a gorgeous quilt.

Sharon said...

This is going to be gorgeous. I'm renting time at my LQS to cut circles, I have a pattern that calls for 1000+ berries, Needless to say, I'm only going to make it 4 blocks so I only need 300+. AccuCutter, here I come!

Carolyn said...

The blocks are going to be wonderful. It seems like everyone is really enjoying the accuquilt.
I'm saving my pennies to get one. Thanks for sharing. I love Sweet Home also.

SewCalGal said...

Lovely. Yes this is going to be a spectacular quilt. You are doing a great job.

SewCalGal
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