September is Child’s Play with Accuquilt GO! All the Island Batik Ambassadors are playing with Block on Board® (BOB®) Dies and the bright Island Batik fabrics!
"The products featured in this post were given to me by Island Batik"
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With a September inspired by kids, I believe color, fun and play have no limits this month. And talking about playing, lets start with my new Block on Board (BOB) die from Accuquilt that arrived with my second Island Batik Ambassador's box, "Crossed Canoes", a 9" finished block. It took me 15 minutes to cut all the fabric for 12 blocks! How awesome is this?!
The fabric... With my very own Miss Alix in mind (7 years old), I decided to use batiks from the Petal Pushers Collection by Kathy Engle, it's from Spring and available on quit shops at the moment (and of course you should add some to your stash!).
So, this time my quilt started with a block! I decided to join more crossed canoe blocks on Electric Quilt 8 and design a quilt pattern for this month. As you noticed I had some yardage of pink (111905315) and cherry (111925375) from Petal Pushers Collection, some batik foundations for the "four patch" blocks and a Jelly Roll package, so at some point 2 1/2"
stripes would be mandatory ;)
Sometimes... (ok, every.single.time) that I'm using all the fabrics from some collection I like to make a color wheel first. I have a "thing" with colors and it helps me to understand how the options work together and sometimes in pairs or small groups before start the piecing fever.
And finally the quilt with the kid ;) See you next month!