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!