Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Quilt Block using the Big Shot

I am participating in a quilt block swap using the Big Shot to cut the fabric. So off to Mom's I went to raid her fabric stash (and have her help me with the sewing part!). I started designing by laying out various die-cut shapes, and the shape from the 5-Point Star die said windmill to me. My husband is Dutch, so of course that had to be the first design to try.

My mom had cute Dutch fabric we could use, plus wood grain patterned fabric, so it came together pretty easily. The base of the square is muslin pieces with batting sandwiched in between. I finished it off with buttons from the Button Latte collection.

You can use this square to make a pillow, a hot pad, a front to an apron, whatever you can think of! I am going to put my squares from the swap together to make a wall hanging.

Supplies: 5-Point Star die, Big Shot, Button Latte, Fabric, Thread, Sewing machine.

My mom sent me home to try one on my own. Here it is -

I followed the general instructions for this square found here.

Supplies: 5-Point Star die, Scallop Circle #2 die, Big Shot, Rick Rack, Fabric, Thread, Sewing machine.

Thanks for stopping by!

3 comments:

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Awesome quilt squares! I just love the windmill one. So creative! That fabric is adorable.

Pat said...

WOW great quilt squares!

Diane said...

Ooooo those are beautiful!! I love the windmill image.