Monday, January 17, 2011

Mix & Match Quilts--Blog Tour


Today I'm participating in a blog tour to help spread the word about a new book that provides 12 quilt designs using AccuQuilt Go! templates for easier cutting. For 5 days, several bloggers will review some of the projects in the book. Looking through the book, I was glad to see a handy reference chart which gives minimum fabric requirements for cutting the shapes used in the book.  This handy chart also lets you know how many shapes can be cut from the specified strip size and from a yard of fabric. This is some great information--I was really happy to see it. There are quite a variety of projects included from home decor items to several quilts of different sizes and styles.

I was asked to review the "Waterfall" quilt pictured above.  This is a traditional Shoo Fly block in a straight setting set with sashing and posts.  Using the Accuquilt!Go Cutter to cut the triangles and squares while making this quilt will save a lot of time. I can see that using the Accuquilt! Go Cutter for this quilt and others in the book would be extremely useful, especially for a beginning quilter who wants to have accurate blocks. Each of the quilts uses traditional shapes that make up today's modern patterns. There are a lot of squares in this quilt--to be able to cut them quickly using the Go! Cutter would help out a lot.  Additionally, there are quite a few half-square triangles that can be cut with no trimming at all once sewn.

Mix & Match Quilts is available here.

Eight of the twelve projects in the book are being reviewed in this blog tour.  You can see today's other featured quilt here. Tomorrow you can stop by Vickie's blog and Kelly's blog to see two more quilts from the book, and then they will let you know the blogs to visit for day 3!

17 comments:

Mama Pea said...

Looks neat. I keep thinking I want an Accucut, but then I worry about one more thing in my craft room. Would I really use it? I think books like this will help. Thanks!

Molly said...

Thanks for letting us know about this book. It is now on my Amazon wish list for future purchase. Love my Accuquilt. Hope everyone else is having fun with their's as well.

Marcia W. said...

Waterfall is a very pretty quilt. Of course, I am partial to blues. Thanks for hosting a stop on the book blog tour.

Val said...

I am new to patchwork and tiring of my rotary cutter very quickly. It is nice to know there is a cutting machine out there. A book for ideas to go with the machine is something I need. I have returned after getting into the Be Mine blog tour from your site and enjoy reading your blog.

Chocolate Cat said...

This looks like a great book. Sure i need it and an Accuquilt, would save me a lot of time!

Lee said...

Thanks for the review. The book looks great.

SewCalGal said...

Thanks Sherri. I've been wanting to check out this book. Looks interesting.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Nanbon44 said...

I just got my Go for Christmas and I am so glad this book is out, can't wait to get a copy.

Barb said...

I just won a GO! over at Crafty Gemini! It should be here on Wednesday-yippee!! This book would be a great way to learn how to incorporate the die cut pieces into actual quilts. Thanks for the review :)

Paula Ganyard said...

I would love to get an Accuquilt!Go someday. The book looks like it has some great projects I look forward to the rest of the tour.

quiltingnana said...

thank you for the review

autumnesf said...

Appreciating the review of this book.

Carrie P. said...

A book? so neat. I am visiting the other links to see the quilts.

Carol in E TN said...

I am enjoying this blog tour and the quilts!

cannewa said...

Looks interesting, thank you for taking the time to review the book.

Patty said...

This looks like a great book with a big variety of patterns.

Linda said...

Thanks for the info on the book, always looking for patterns that I can use my accuquilt. I don't have a lot of die yet but the ones I have cut great.