Here’s a throw back and it’s not Thursday

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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Mary and Sharon, emails were sent.

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Burgoyne Surrounded

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!

burgoyne surrounded quilt, two color quilt

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.

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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
Log on or create an account between now and Dec.. 6th, 2019  and design a quilt using the GO! Quilt to be entered.  That’s it.

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

fortheloveofgeese accuquilt

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.

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  1. Hello Denise. I really like the Flash of Lightning design! It’s awesome. That throwback baby quilt photo is pretty sweet, too. Isn’t it fun to look back and see how we’ve changed over our quilting journeys? Have a fabulous day!

    1. Thank you Jennifer, have a great Thanksgiving. Yes,it’s nice looking back and seeing how I’ve grown.

  2. I’m so sorry you’re dealing with vertigo – I know that is really uncomfortable. Your Burgoyne Surrounded quilt is impressive – all those pieces to cut! Have a great Thanksgiving!

  3. Hi Denise! I really like that Flash of Lightening quilt top. It looks like a fun one to make and I love those batik fabrics. What a sweet baby quilt – I used to make Sunbonnet Sue mini quilts just for fun. That was nice that they could share a photo with you too after all this time! ~smile~ Roseanne

    1. I was so happy to see it again and very thankful for the photo. The Flash of Lightening quilt is going together so quick. Yesterday I was able to sew all the hst’s and 11 full blocks. Well, actually 12 if you count the one I unstitched and put back together.

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