Island Batik Christmas in July!
This is a pretty cool idea from Island Batik and Accuquilt. Accuquilt sent all of us Island Batik Ambassadors brand new Go! me and gave us a fab suggestion to make a quilt using the Go and gift BOTH the Go!Me and the quilt to a quilting friend that was new to Accuquilt.
I have made a quilt for someone who does SO much for everyone else. She does not ask for credit for all she does.
So for you, Nikki, I made a runner that started from a Card Trick block and spirals out.
The Go! me is a small cutter that packs a punch. It is light and portable and so easily usable. I loved it so much, I ordered one for myself to complement my Accuquilt Go.
I used some stash rolls to get me started, added in some contrast fabrics to create a scrappy runner in 4 colorways. I designed the runner in EQ8.
The Go! me is:
Ultra portable - allows quilters to take the GO! Me with them anywhere.
Quilters gain confidence faster.
Elevates workmanship of the quilter!
Same cutting performance as the GO! - Fast, Accurate, Easy and Safe
Includes two GO! Dies, cutting mat and pattern book
A great gift for any quilter.
It was really fast to cut the half square and quarter square triangles.
Stitching was really fast as well, since I did not have to square anything when I was done stitching.
A couple of evenings, and the top was finished.
I added some dense overall quilting, with some Hobbs heirloom batting. Runners get used and washed the quilting really shows up and holds the quilt together well. I added a turquoise binding and it was finished.
I brought over the Go! me and the quilt to her house.
It is SO awesome on an antique chair she had recovered in turquoise. I LOVE that chair!
It is also great on a repainted desk.
It shows off her button collection!
She is looking forward to making some great scrappy quilts with her new Go! me.
Thanks for letting my share some fun with you!
Thanks to my sponsors:
Be sure to visit all the Island Batik Ambassadors:
Carolina Asmussen ~ Carolina Asmussen
Pamela Boatright ~ Pamela Quilts
Jennifer Fulton ~ Inquiring Quilter
Joanne Hart ~ Unicorn Harts
Mania Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for Quilts
Carla Henton ~ Create in the Sticks
Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs
Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood
Denise Looney ~ For the Love of Geese
Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights
Sally Manke ~ Sally Manke
Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack's Blog
Carol Moellers ~ Carol Moellers Designs
Gail Renna ~ Quilt Haven Threads
Sharon Riley ~ Sew Riley Designs
Michelle Roberts ~ Creative Blonde
Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail
Jennifer Strauser ~ Dizzy Quilter
Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations
Alison Vermilya ~ Little Bunny Quilts
Sandra Walker ~ mmm! quilts
Suzy Webster ~ Adventerous Applique and Quilting
Janet Yamamoto ~ Whispers of Yore
In the light of current events, we really need to find some joy. The bright colors and act of creating with fabric can bring so much joy in a stressful time. I will continue to create in the next few months while I am at home not traveling and teaching. Follow me on Instagram to find more fun and colorful quilt projects (and some gardening and cooking too!). @bestquilter
Come back soon! Megan