Sunday, May 8, 2011

Civil War Chronicles May BOM AccuQuilt & rotary tips!

Great news from AccuQuilt for Civil War Chronicles Quilters!  
The 700 1 1/2" HST's in the December BOM
are going to look perfect because AccuQuilt
has come to our rescue!!
This is now available for sale 
and it's sew affordable at $29.99!

The May BOM contains twelve half blocks
which all require rotary cutting.
The stripe is directional and caution has to be used
to be sure to cut (rotary cutters) half one direction
on your fabric and half the other direction on your striped fabric.
I highly recommend using Mary Ellen's Best Press to starch your fabric 
before cutting
because these triangles can stretch!

This month, the twelve corners and the eight purple and black April BOM will be added to our 
first set of sewn blocks.  
See the how striped fabric from the May BOM matches up here when two triangles are 
sewn together as points?  

My camera couldn't capture this well close-up, but you can see that the Jan., Feb. and Mar. blocks which were all sewn together as one piece will now be "on point" after the April and May BOM's are added.

I believe that I may even purchase a bit more striped fabric for this month and "fussy cut" the stripes 
in order to avoid the following:

What's next?   The maroon/cream/tan in the center or possibly the green or blue blocks?

Just look at the seven hundred 1 1/2" HST's in the border for December!
Thank you for sparing my sanity, AccuQuilt!
I'm purchasing mine today so that I'll be sure
to have it!!  Hmm...where's that link again...?

AND...have you signed up for our Give-Away yet?!?!?
The drawing will be held on Monday, May 16th

***News Flash!***

I've got a summer job in my local quilt shop!  YEAH!!  I can't wait!
For the next couple of weeks, as I work two jobs and one is brand new, 
then begin full-time at the quilt shop on June 1st,
I will slow down with my blogging,...
sew I appreciate your patience with me!
Prayers are welcome :-)

I look forward to the opportunity to learn more about quilting, sewing machines, embroidery machines, sergers, fabric lines, embroidery software, etc.
and of course, I will share my new-found knowledge with my followers!!


  1. Congratulations on your new job! Working in a quilt shop sounds like heaven to me...

    Happy Mothers Day!

  2. I was wondering what this month would bring for the CWC. I haven't had time to go pick up mine yet. I may wait until June and get 2 blocks at once to save on gas.

    Congrats on the new job!!!

  3. Congrats on the new job...I would spend all my earning if I worked I can't believe you are so new to do so well...ane don't start simple either....nice job!!

  4. I'm excited about the new HST too. Way cool. Congratulations on your new summer jobs. How lucky the quilt store is to have you too! Yippee!



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