Saturday, February 18, 2012

Blog Hop Day 6: GO! Ahead and Show Some Love




Welcome to my turn for Day 6
Go! Ahead and Show Some Love Blog Hop

Today I am hosting along with Paulette of Sweet P Quilting and Creations
and Tracey of The Peony Teacup

I hope you enjoy your visit.
Here is what I'd like to share with you.


I used the 2 1/2" finished HST's that are on the Value Die which come with the Accuquilt Go! I think it is the most versatile die and I love it!

I made a traditional Lady of the Lake
2-Color Red & White scrappy BIG quilt



First I started with a stack of reds and a bolt of Kona white
You will see my finished and quilted quilt at the end of this posting. Be patient. LOL


I cut strips of red and white fabric right sides together and laid them on my Accuquilt Cutter die.

Usually I do about 4 layers per cutting session. Some people do more but I like to take it easy on the blades.

Then I chain-pieced until I couldn't see or sit straight anymore


My pattern called for 720 HST's. I wanted my quilt big. You can adjust your quilt size to suit your fancy. I just like 'em big. SO nice to snuggle up into.

I forgot to take some photos along the way, but you will just love the outcome anyway. I hope.


Block one done, just 35 more to go!


You can arrange these blocks to give you many different setting options too!

Ta Da!

Here is my giveaway for my hosting day and a special Buy-One, Get One Free Pattern offer on any of the Red & White Quilt patterns in my store until the end of the month.

A Machine Embroidered Needlecase with a set of John James needles is my Giveaway. Just leave a little bit of Love! Go! for It.



Visit my shop, Sew Far Sew Good Quilt Shop to see all of the Red & White patterns. There are 24 of them.

61 comments:

  1. Wow! I am number one. That almost never happens. I must be up way to late or way to early.

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  2. I think its up way too late as I am number 2.

    http://richardquilts.blogspot.com
    Stop by for my quilt givaway to guess my babys b-day and weight.

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  3. Love that big red and white quilt! Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway!

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  4. Beautiful quilt, I love anything red & white. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a great weekend!

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  5. What a lovely quilt! It really jumps out in red and white; doesn't it. Great tutorial too.

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  6. I adore your quilt. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

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  7. Thank you for the great tutorial! I love red and white quilts. So beautiful!

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  8. LOVE, love, love your quilt. Also, love the looks of your website so I signed up for the newsletter. I must get serious about my dream of owning an AccuQuilt cutter. With all those 720 HSTs can you imagine cutting them all out by hand! Please include me in the giveaway. Now off to check out your patterns at the store...

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  9. Wow! I love it. It's beautiful. Great job. I haven't done that block before but have seen it in older quilts before. I am going to have to think about doing this one.

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  10. Your quilt is gorgeous! And such a lovely little needle case. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Wow!!! This quilt is stunning!!!! I love it!!! Isn't great to have the GO! to help get those hst's done. Thanks for sharing with us!!!

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  12. Very lovely! And such a cute needle case too.

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  13. I just love the needle case and your quilt is beautiful.

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  14. Your quilt is so striking! What an impact!! Thanks for the chance to win your adorable needle case, too!

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  15. Quilt very nicely done. Enjoyed seeing the steps. Lots of work. Cute little needle case.
    SallyKingemail@gmail.com
    www.BabyStepsQuilting.com

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  16. I love this quilt. Nothing is better than red and white. Thank you so much for the great tutorial. I'm feeling a bit more ambitious! Be blessed!

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  17. GORGEOUS quilt and all from the VALUE die!! LOVE IT!!! Who knew!! Guess what quilt has been added to the "To-Do List"!! Thanks so much for sharing!
    P

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  18. You did a wonderful job on the quilt. I love red and white quilts. Thanks for the chance to win the needle case.

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  19. I love this quilt.You did great job!

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  20. That is a gorgeous red and white quilt!
    thanks

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  21. Looks great! I couldn't imagine cutting 720 hsts without my GO!

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  22. WOW! You have your own Red and White quilt show and they are beautiful. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

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  23. Wonderful Quilt! And when you show it step-by-step not nearly as complicated as the finished product looks. Love it - and I may even try this pattern myself!
    Myrtlesgirl

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  24. I've never looked at this pattern as clearly as you showed it. It's not as complicated as I thought it was. Beautiful quilt!

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  25. What a beautiful quilt! The AccuQuilt HST dies are so awesome! Thanks for sharing your tutorial!

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  26. Oh I love that quilt. That block is so pretty. Thank you for sharing!

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  27. Very pretty. I really love the red and white combination.

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  28. Great quilt and I love the colors! My daughter's favorite color is red, so I might make her a pillow or small quilt. I'm a beginner so I don't do big size quilts yet. :)

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  29. What an amazing quilt, just stunning, well done. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  30. Beautiful, beautiful reds+whites-I just love these!
    thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher12@yahoo.com

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  31. I love your red and white quilt! at first I thought you'd made masses of flying geese! what a bonus your Go! is!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  32. Your quilt is so pretty...love the red and white combo! Thanks for the tutorial and chance at the adorable needle case!
    ~Terry~

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  33. What a fun block -- I'm imagining the many different patterns you can make. Never thought I'd be a 'red-and-white' gal, but this is growing on me. : )

    (wrybbunz@gmail.com)

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  34. That quilt is stunning! Love it. What size were the center HST? I really need to get some more red fabric and white Kona!

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    1. Hi teachpany, the large center HST is 8 1/2 inches.

      Happy Quilting.

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  35. WOW! That's a striking quilt and a lot of HST!!

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  36. This is an amazing quilt - the GO! seems to make quick work of the cutting - now all those pieces to be sewn together. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

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  37. Your red and white quilt is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  38. I love this quilt!! The red and white is striking. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. I love red and white quilts! Have thought of doing this pattern but it is intimidating. Your explanation with the Accuquilt seems to make it more doable.

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  40. WOW.. this convinces me that I need to make a red and white quilt. Just stunning. Thanks for sharing.

    jleibfried@aol.com

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  41. Great quilt! Lady of the Lake is a favorite pattern and those HSTs seemed so easy when you cut them with the Go! Thanks for the ideas.

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  42. I love your quilt. Red and white is one of my favorite color combos.

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  43. What a gorgeous quilt. I love HSTs even more since I got a die cutter.

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  44. Lovely quilt. The color work great too!

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  45. fabulous quilt! thanks for the tutorial!

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  46. LOve love love red and white quilts! Yours are great!

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  47. Ohhh, this quilt is gorgeous!! I think I would have to start with something alittle smaller but this is just beautiful!! Love the red and white!! Thanks!

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  48. Your quilt is gorgeous - great workmanship! I can see I am going to have to start saving my pennies for a Go!

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  49. Beautiful quilt. Love how the Go cut the corners of the HST so you don't have to do all that corner trimming. That's a lot of HSTs you made.

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  50. Beautiful quilt - love all the HST!

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  51. You are the queen of red and white quilt patterns.

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  52. I love, love, love red and white! Yours is absolutely gorgeous! I'm enjoying the blog hop and would love to be entered for your needle case.

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  53. I love the red and white quilts, my favorites.

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  54. I'e never been a big fan of red, but after seeing all of the red and white quilts on the web recently, I find myself drawn to them. Thanks for sharing how you made yours.

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  55. I've been wanting to do a red and white quilt......you have inspired me with your beautiful quilt...

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  56. I love red and white quilts. So beautiful!

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  57. Thank you for the tutorial, I'd love to be entered in the drawing, crossing fingers I'm not late :), thank you for the chance

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