It’s not Thursday but I thought I would throw this one out there. While it isn’t the first Sunbonnet I made it does date back to a time when I did not photograph the quilts I made. My day job as a freight broker enables me to meet people from all over the US and some become friends. When one of my favorite truck driver friends Mike announced he was going to be a grandpa for the first time I decided to make them a quilt. This dates somewhere between 2008/2010. It was of course prior to me actually doing a lot of quilting on the tops., The quilts were more like comforters. Anyway, when Mike’s wife Sherry posted this quilt on my facebook page I was so happy.
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I must be insane that’s all there is to it! I decided to remake the Burgoyne Surrounded quilt I call Vertigo. Vertigo is a lap sized quilt. see below Well, I am back at it again but this time on a larger scale, one that will at least rest on top of my king size bed. To make matters worse (or maybe it’s better) it will be on point.
Nov. 17th I started cutting the pieces, all 6,510 pieces and had to take a break after 5 evenings straight.
The name comes from the ailment I suffer from frequently, sometimes daily. If you suffer vertigo it can not only make you feel like the world is turning but it affects your eyes, your balance and depth perception as well. Remember as a child playing the spinning game. Even though you have physically stopped spinning your world continues to spin and you are pulled to one side. You can’t look straight ahead or focus on any one object!
Remember that custom die I shared with you a few weeks back? It’s getting put to good use. Without it there is no way I would have attempted cutting 2,034 1″ squares. You can read more about the custom dies on the Custom Shape Pros website. It looks exactly like an AccuQuilt die and runs through my GO! cutter.
AccuQuilt has a giveaway
GO! Quilt is an online program on the AccuQuilt website. There are over 500 pre-designed patterns ranging in size from hot pads to full quilts. You can upload you fabric or use the pre-loaded fabrics to color test before making. Once you’re happy with the color layout, save and print the pattern.
AccuQuilt is giving away 10 GO! Me bundles. See official rules here.
One (1) GO! Me Easy Fabric Project Maker (55275)
Included in Box:
– GO! Me Fabric Cutter
– Two (2) GO! Dies: GO! Cutting Mat-6″ x 6″
— GO! Owl (55333)
— GO! Owl Accessories (55675)
– 28-Page Pattern & Idea Book
– Fabric and thread to create your first project
– User’s Guide
– Product Registration Card
– Quick Start Guide
What I am doing while taking a break from Vertigo
Flash of Lightening from the AccuQuilt GO! Quilt online design program. The Speakeasy line from Island Batik is a prefect match. You can also use their preloaded fabrics for auditioning. Save and print the pattern
Tiger lilies quilt
In case you missed it, last week I shared a tutorial to make the Tiger Lilies quilt using 4″ finished squares,. Tutorial here. If you are courageous you could use 2″ finished squares to make a smaller version.