Play Time

I’ve been thinking about the blocks people make, cut up, and rearrange to make something different. I’ve also been pondering southwest designs. Suddenly, in my brain, the two came together. I started by using these dies.

I love how perfectly the pieces go together when cut with my Accuquilt die cutter!

Here is the back. The dies cut the tips of pieces at angles that make matching them up a breeze.

Anyway, after piecing these, I sliced them in half.

Then I flipped the pieces around and stitched them back together.

I stitched matching pieces in mirror image.


Maybe more like this.

Or this.

Had to rip a block, but I’m really liking this!

The fabrics were scraps left on the cutting table when I first got my crazy idea, so this may not go any farther than this. But it’s definitely an idea that I will revisit. I love finding new ways to use my Accuquilt dies.

Have a great day!

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About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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9 Responses to Play Time

  1. katyquilts says:

    Thanks! I had a lot of fun with these!

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Oh how fun! I love all the versions!

  3. Vivian B. says:

    Oh wow, genius! Makes a wonderful vintage looking block. Question: those studio boards don’t say what size block that makes so how big is the starter block?

  4. Yvonne says:

    Cool technique!

  5. Even if quite small, they could be the asymmetrical center stripe on a quilt with all background fabric around them. Maybe with some echo quilting in colored thread? Just a first thought…

  6. anudge says:

    Neat idea and it does look Southwest.

  7. lois92346 says:

    Very cool idea, Katy!

  8. Love those. Great thinking outside the box.

  9. Quiltmouse says:

    We need a “Love it” button. I especially love the 2 tone diamonds. Aren’t you smart!

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