Today is my turn on the Sizzix Quilt Blog Hop.
I knew I wanted to make a simple baby blanket and utilize the half square triangles cutting die. I have been sewing for more than 15 years and quilting for about 5 years, but I don’t consider myself a “quilter”. As soon as I took the Fabi machine for it’s first spin, I had a feeling I would be quilting more often.
During the Christmas holidays we visited my family in Alberta, Canada. As we drove along the mountain range, I found the inspiration for my quilt – baby blue skies, royal blue mountains, slate grey fence posts and yellow dotted fields.
Here is what you need to get started:
- Fabric – 6 solid colors for the front, 1 pattern for the binding and back
- Sizzix Fabi or Big Shot
- Half Square Triangles Cutting Die
- Sewing supplies
- Sewing machine
- Iron and ironing board
I used the Half Square Triangles cutting die. I am addicted to triangles and love the versatility of a HST. It was so easy. All I had to to was cut a few fabric rectangles, insert the layers through my Fabi and I was on my way!
As I played around with the layout the perfect pattern came about to suit my mountain theme.
I hope I’ve inspired you. Make sure to follow along, as you can get project ideas featuring Sizzix fabi dies as well as projects using their newest Bigz Pro Quilting collection with designs from the artist, author and quilter Victoria Findlay Wolfe!
Sizzix will be giving away a grand prize! Head over to the Sizzix blog for details.
Make sure to follow along and enter. Here are all the participants and dates. You can visit blogs and see what wonderful quilts they have all come up with:
Jan 16th – Twisted Sister / Jamie Fingal
Jan 16th – Generation Q / Tracy Mooney
Jan 17th – Modern Handcraft / Nicole Daksiewicz
Jan 18th – Love Bug Studios / Ebony Love
Jan 18th – Holly gets Quilty / Holly Hughes
Jan 19th – Me
Jan 19th – Leslie Tucker Jenison
Jan 20th – Leigh Laurel Studios / Karin Jordan
Jan 20th – Sue Bleiweiss
Jan 21st – Jenny Doan / The Cutting Table
Jan 21st – Bumble Beans Inc / Victoria Findlay Wolfe