• Megan Best

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:

Disclosure: The products featured here were provided to me free of charge by Island Batik, Hobbs, and Accuquilt, Hobbs,

Be sure to visit all the Island Batik Ambassadors:

Carolina Asmussen ~ Carolina Asmussen

Pamela Boatright ~ Pamela Quilts

Jennifer Fulton ~ Inquiring Quilter

Vasudha Govindan ~ Storied Quilts

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

#islandbatikambassador #islandbatik #iloveislandbatik #hobbsbatting #janome #accuquilt #accuquiltgo #doyoueq #janome #bernina #juki

Come back soon! Megan



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