Patchwork March start

Stitching has begun on my March Challenge which will also double as my Salt and Sand blog hop finish. A while back I purchased these 5″ squares of Buttercup by Island Batik, designed by Kathy Engle. I knew I’d use them but at the time I wasn’t sure for what, I just knew I had to have them.

When I saw the theme of the hop Carol had come up with this collection immediately came to mind but no design. Well, I have a design in mind and for most of the quilt I can use my AccuQuilt. These patches were cut with the 4″ quarter square triangle die.

And if you follow me on IG chances are pretty good you saw this photo Saturday. Sewing and chocolate…not much can beat that combo.

wesleys quilt

While the AccuQuilt does clip the dog ears you will have them if you press seams to one side as you can see above. For this quilt full of hst’s I thought nesting the seams would be my best bet instead of pressing open because there is just too much to try to accurately line up. Oh and for those concerned, there was no fabric damaged by melted chocolate fingers.

Hope you stop back by on Thursday to check my progress.

In case you missed it, there is a free paper pieced barn block that I created for a quilt for AccuQuilt. You can see that post here.


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  1. Your blue and yellow fabrics are so pretty! One of my favorite color combinations, even though I’m not a big fan or blue.

    1. Blue isn’t one of my go to colors either, it was actually the combo that drew me to this collection and I am loving it.

  2. You nailed my first thought on the chocolate. Glad to hear there were no chocolate oopsies! I love your blue and yellow group. Sounds like you like and use your Accuquilt a lot. I try to use it on most quilts.

    1. I love the AccuQuilt. If I’d had it all along I’d have more patchwork quilts under my belt as I hate to stand for hours and rotary cut fabric. The colors are so nice and working as I envisioned.

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