Chimney Sweep finish

This months Island Batik challenge was to make a quilt using the AccuQuilt BOB die we received in January. The challenge guidelines were as follows:

  • Project Type: Quilt
  • 45” x 60” or larger
  • Use any fabrics EXCEPT Winter 2019, marked “Surprise”
  • Must use an AccuQuilt Block On Board die
  • The block, created using the BOB Die should be the primary block used in the quilt and should be mostly recognizable
  • Post any day in March

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For some reason I thought the challenge called for a 36″ x 36″ or larger quilt so I made a 38″ square quilt. The fabrics are from the IB Quiet Shades Collection designed by Kathy Engle for Chris Hoover of Whirligig Designs. See my first post and the entire collection and  BOB die here.

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I wanted to see how you could change the block design using this one die and color values. This is a great collection of fabrics, one of my favorites but another collection would have been best to play with values.

Second project

After realizing my mistake I needed to make an additional quilt. You can see my first post on the second quilt here.

Two color quilts are my favorite and I had a yard left of the green (also Quiet Shades) border from the first quilt. I love green. The background fabric is Island Batik’s Moo Milk . See the pale green swirls?

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Another 38″ square quilt. Using the AccuQuilt BOB dies you can cut one 2 color quilt with one pass through the cutter. In less than 8 hours I was able to cut and assemble the flimsies, chain piecing of course.

For quilting on both I used Hobbs Heirloom Natural Cotton Batting.

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And I am still using Schmetz Microtex Sharp Needles.


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    1. Thank you Karen, I’ll revisit this idea when I have more contrasting fabrics and time.

  1. Hi Denise, it’s me again….I read to quickly – your chimney sweep quilt is done 🙂 and was at the very top of the post….my mind is really not what it should be. Take care and great job!

  2. Hi Denise, I really like your first quilt. Even if it’s subtle, it’s cool to see the changes in the look of the block just by the placement of the colours. Good luck with your second quilt.

  3. I hate when I make that mistake – get it in my head the requirements are one thing, but they are really something else. I love the way this turned out and love the weaving effect with some of the color values.

    1. I’m not sure what happened there, if the sizes changed or if I was dreaming. Either way I was able to finish off the Quiet Shades collection and now have 2 great baby quilts added to my growing collection. Perhaps after the pandemic, like say December or January there will be a bunch of births.

  4. Wow, that green print is really pretty! It works so well with the white background, especially with those green swirls. I love two color quilts. I tried to make one and it ended up being 3 colors…LOL Guess I need to work on that! Thanks for linking to MCM.

    1. Thank you. Some patterns are great for 2 color quilts and this block is one of them. This block and 2 color quilts are my favorites.

  5. Hi Denise! These fabrics just scream Spring to me, and more specifically Easter. Since it seems like there will be no Easter services in the usual sense this year, we will still be celebrating what is a huge holiday for our family. Albeit, not together. Thanks for this beautiful share today. It brings me great joy and a huge smile to my face. ~smile~ Roseanne

    1. I’m so glad they brought a smile to your face, we all need that right now. Thank you for always leaving a kind word.

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