Monday, April 11, 2011

FLOWER WALL HANGING USING THE ACCUQUILT GO CUTTER

Thanks for joining the Accuquilt Go Cutter Spring Hop.

The dies I used were


  1. 2 1/2 " die (sashing and binding)

  2. hexagon die (flower vase)

  3. circle die (flower vase)

  4. flower die (flower vase, stems, flowers and leaves)

  5. Rose of Sharon die (flowers)


  1. Applecore die (large vase)
Here is a video using your flower stem on your flower die to make the smaller vases on the left. (here). I thought it was my idea first but I was wrong and didn't know it....
so....when I did the applecore vase, I contacted several people to make sure no one else thought of it. If they have and you know about it, let me know, but as far as I know, this is my original idea.

As you can see, it is just two applie cores, one on top of the other. I cut off the top and put it in the bottom arc. You can just cut off the top and cut across the arc and make it straight it you want Either way is just fine.


I did not notice until now that my vase is a little crooked. Pooey!!


While cutting these, I did not use steam a seam, I am so stingy that I didn't want to waste any on mistakes or just trying to design.....so....I had to glue the pieces on. I have seen some people do this and I must say that I don't like this way of applique, to me it is not a neat (as in presentation) and sometimes is hard to applique. That is just my opinion.


I also used straight stitching to quilt it.....


Forgive the imperfections. I think if I were to do this again, I would not try to mitre the corners in the middle square. That caused alot of problems.


I also use the glue method for the binding and I so love it but still need more practice at getting it perfect. Yes, still seeking perfection but not there yet.....








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69 comments:

SewCalGal said...

Barb, I love, love, love this wallhanging. Just has such great use of space, color, design. Wonderful Spring project to share in this hop.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

QuiltSue said...

What a clever idea to use the apple core die for your vase.

Fiesta said...

Barb, it is so adorable.You defiently know how to make the best use of your Go cutter.

Gene Black said...

it looks good!

Jackie said...

Beautiful Barbara! What a great idea to make the vase. I'm working on a small applique project now that uses glue....

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Nicely done! Very clever. Love it.

Pat

JustCindy said...

So cute! You did a great job. You are so creative.

Ivory Spring said...

Cute!

susan said...

I like the use of the apple core dye. I think I will go and re-examine some of these dyes to see what else can be done! Thank you for letting me look through your site. The zippered coin purse looks fun if I can get past the language (it looks norwegian) I am zippered challenged. This is a fun blog hop.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I saw the crooked vase but thought it was cute in a quirky kind of way.

I do love the way you cut the hexagon vase in sections. Gives the vase some depth and interest.

I've used the glue method for appliqué many times. I've used it on small pieces and large when I haven't had any fusible and it has worked OK but definitely not my favorite way to applique. I just use a couple dots of glue in the center so that the glue doesn't get in my way when I sew. Just enough to keep the piece in place. The problem I run into is that the piece doesn't always stay in place properly. The glue lets it shift a bit. Glue is better than nothing when you want to get a project done though.

I'm thinking of trying that 1/4" fusible tape for my bindings.

Stray Stitches said...

Darling wall hanging! Sure makes me wish I had a cutter too.

luv2quilt2 said...

What a beautifully summery project. I love the vases.

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love what you have done. We have some kind of die cutter (not the Accuquilt and I was wondering what to do with it. You have given me some great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

jennifer said...

Imperfections keep it real.

Kathy H said...

Thanks for the instructions for the wall hanging. It's nice to see some uses of different dies from the Accuquilt. (Other than the original). Love the colors you used. SO springy!

Debi said...

Your wall hanging screams spring...beautiful job Barb.

Yvette said...

WOW! Barb, you really outdid yourself this time. That is just so fantastic!

Scrappy quilter said...

Love the wall hanging. I definitely have to get more dies for my GO. Hugs

Cindy said...

Barb, how adorable is your vase idea !!!! Cute , cute, cute !!!!! I feel SPRING in your GO - LOL

You have outdone yourself !!!!!

Moneik said...

So very pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

I love the cockeyed vase, Barb! This is terrific!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Cute quilt, and I love the batik vase. I'd have never thought of doing the apple core idea. Good for you.

Needled Mom said...

I love the idea of the apple cores for a vase!!!! Great imagination, Barb.

Pamela said...

Wonderful design!! I have a Go Cutter but have only used it for cutting scraps into squares to use someday.

I use glue a lot, for machine and hand applique. I prefer not to use fusible and the glue works very well for me.

Linda E in AZ said...

I like your flowers coming out ove the edges of the blocks - very pretty!

Michelle said...

Absolutely adorable, spring wall hanging. The colors are bright and cheery and very artsy looking. You can almost hear the birds singing while you are enjoy that iced tea.

Debra said...

Love the flowers. Spring is definately in the air!

kpaints said...

That is just the most adorable thing!!!! Love the colors....great job!

Joanna said...

Barb, that is beautiful. I love it. When I read that you used the applecore die, I clicked on the picture to see where and couldn't find it:) I think your wall hanging would go nicely with my pillows that I made recently:)

Beautiful Seams said...

Barb it's beautiful!!

Deb said...

Love the vase idea!

Stormy Days said...

That's genius Barb! I love that wall hanging, just beautiful.

Janet said...

The crooked vase just adds character. Great wall hanging!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

How clever Barb....I love it :)

Kelly

Diann said...

The apple core vase is incredibly clever, and I never would have thought of using a hexagon for a vase. You have wonderful ideas.

Vicki B said...

very nice!

Linda said...

Very cute, Barb... Good use of the dies. Nothing like working outside the vase, oh, I mean box! Love it. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas with us.

Melissa said...

VERY cute!! And it looks original to me!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wishing for a GO! cutter....grin.

Love your vases. Really cute!

ytsmom said...

Some great ideas here. I have not had a lot of time to use my Accuquilt, but makes me want to!!

JayTee said...

what a super cute project

Rhonda P. said...

Great wallhanging Barb! Thanks for sharing!

Laine from JustPlainLaine.com said...

Very cute! The divided apple and vase are sew creative.

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Love it Barb! It's so fun!
xx, shell

Slovenka said...

Love, love your wallhanging. You are a great inspiration.

Mary Ann & Mother said...

I love the vase! It's so pretty!

Marcia W. said...

Thanks for sharing the process you used to make the lovely Spring quilt. Barb, you are so innovative in your use and modification of the die cuts to suit your concepts! Best wishes, Marcia mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

JEAN said...

I love this pretty quilt...great job Barb...btw...haven't seen the apple core used this way either!

Deb said...

Beautiful...i always love flowers/vases. You did a great job.

Jeanne said...

Really like the cute flower wall hanging. It is so bright and cheery for spring.

Angela said...

That is so cool. I think those machines are so fun. I imagine you use it alot. I think I would.

Susan Entwistle said...

Very nice. I love your design.

Vicky P said...

Love the ideas of using the accuquilt dies. One to save and maybe do if I ever get them. Thanks for the cute design.
vlpeavler.quilt@gmail.com

Bev C said...

I love the material in the vase. Your Spring design is just so perfect.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Great use of various cuts for a lovely design.

Sharon said...

Hi Barb I really like your wallhanging. And a perfect theme...thanks for sharing and happy spring.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Very creative.Love it.

creativedawn said...

The idea is so cool and the design is wonderful!

hugz
Pam

matate10 said...

Great job in using so many different dies!

Mommarock said...

I love the creativity you used with your GO dies.. It sure looks like you had fun.. and what a lovely quilty you made :)

Linda said...

Thanks for sharing, Great Idea with the flower vases

Nancy D. said...

I love it! Just tilt your head a little and the vase won't be crooked anymore. lol
I have a feeling that I'm going to end up asking Santa for an Accuquilt for Christmas!

Darlene B said...

I love this wallhanging - I think having the flowers cross over the sashing gives it such a whimsical look!

sewmeow said...

Terrific wall hanging; great design, Barb.

Mimi said...

I love applique and this is a sweet hanging - thanks for sharing.

Carolyn said...

I'm waiting for my Go!Baby to arrive and can't wait to try it out. I'm so glad about this "hop". I can see what everyone is doing and how y'all are using yours. :)

Sundar Koyal said...

I did not notice any "imperfections". I think your creation is such an imaginative way to use the dies. Cannot wait to see more of your work.

2ne said...

The vase is great - thanks for shearing the idè

CopyrCowgirl said...

I thought the crooked vase was absolutely perfect and really added to the overall appeal of the piece. Great work! Thank you for sharing your ideas.