Tuesday, December 13, 2011

SewCalGal's Accuquilt Themed Blog Hop & Giveaway!!

Hello everyone! I am sorry for the late post for SewCalGal's Accuquilt Themed Blog Hop! My original post was lost somewhere in Blogger! A special thank you to Darlene (SewCalGal) and the people at Accuquilt that are giving away a Baby Go Cutter for this event! I own a full sized Go Cutter and a multitude of dies! My Go Cutter is my constant companion for the many block swaps that I participate in. It saves me time and helps improve my accuracy in cutting my projects!
Today we are going to do a Wonky Star Tutorial using Holiday Fabrics! At the end of the tutorial is a Giveaway to participate in and a link to take advantage of the chance to win the Baby Go! I will be using the 2 1/2" Multi Fabric Cutting Die! This die is awesome! You can cut multiple 2 1/2" squares which are great for nine patch blocks, D9P Blocks and can be used as components in many other blocks. 
The 2 1/2" squares that are cut in this post will be used to make Wonky Star Blocks! Wonky Star blocks are fun to make, can be assembled very quickly and can be theme centered, or scrappy. Your imagination can make your block exciting or traditional! It's all up to you!
The three fabrics used in the Wonky Stars have been cut to 8 1/2" to accommodate the size of the die.
The three layers of fabrics are placed on top of the die
A Go Cutting Mat will run through the the Go Cutter and produce perfectly cut 2 1/2"" Squares.
As we begin our Wonky Star Block we will use 8 white blocks (background blocks), and five print colored blocks. For your print colored blocks choose two of your first print choice (mine was Red) and three of a second print (mine
was green) The prints that you choose for your Wonky Star will make your four
 star points! 
Set aside four of the white squares and on of the green squares. These squares will be your four cornerstones and center block.
Cut the remaining four, 2 1/2" Print Squares in half diagonally.
The squares can then be matched up in sets to begin your star points.
Place one print triangle with one white square. (RST, right sides together) Placing the triangle at different angles on the block will create the wonkiness in the star. It is also very fun to create this block because you don't have to be a perfect stitcher! 
Sew a 1/2" Seam along the angle of your print. Repeat this with three more white/print combinations. You will have four triangles remaining.
Following the angled line that you have created, trim away the excess white fabric.  
Repeat this process with the three other block sections.
Press your print fabric with open seams. Do not trim the excess fabric away.
With RST, place a triangle at an angle on the block. Once again, you choose the wonkiness by adjusting the degree of the angle.
Sew with RST with a 1/4" seam allowance, along the angle of the triangle.
Trim away the excess material by using the angle that you have sewn as a guide for cutting.
Repeat with the other three blocks and they should all look like this.
Press your seams open on the back and then press flat on the front.
Trim along the straight white edge of both sides of your block to square up the block.
Line up the white end of the block and cut the bottom edge to 2 1/2 inches.
Repeat with the remaining star points. Your block is beginning to look like a wonky star!
Sew your three rows together.
I like to trim away on the edges of the rows to make everything straight. It aids in the accuracy when you begin to pin and sew the rows together.
Pin the bottom section to the middle section. Match your seams as closely as possible. This is a wonky star block and if the seams are a bit off, it's ok! This adds to the wonkiness!!
Sew the top row to the middle row. Press remaining seams open.
Congratulations! You have now completed your Wonky Star!! This was awesomely fun to make!

 Now for the Giveaway!! One lucky winner will receive the Wonky Star Block made with Holiday fabric, a stack of 2 1/2" squares to complete several Wonky Stars, three fat quarters of Christmas Prints and some surprise holiday gifts!
 Winning is easy peasy! Here is what you need to do:
1. Be a follower or become a follower of my blog.
2. Click on the Free Patterns from Accuquilt on the sidebar of my blog to receive 22 free patterns from Accuquilt and join their mailing list.
3. Enter SewCalGal's Accuquilt Sponsored Baby Go Giveaway and leave a post letting me know!
4. Be sure to scroll down to my previous post for a chance to win my Sew Mama Sew Giveaway! 
Winner will be announced on Sunday, December 18, 2011!
Good luck and Happy Quilting!!

PS..Don't forget to visit other blogs participating in the hop this week:
Tuesday, December 13th
Cherry (Cherry Bossoms)
Wednesday, December 14th
Terrie (Bits & Pieces)
Nancy (Tattered Garden)
Thursday, December 15th
Katrina (Sunshower Quilts)
Friday, December 16th
Paulette (Sweet P Quilting and Creations)
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!!

210 comments:

1 – 200 of 210   Newer›   Newest»
Lee Ann said...

I'm a follower!

FloS said...

Thank you for your explanations...it seems so easy with you !
Florence

Lee Ann said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Lee Ann said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
SewCalGal said...

Very cute wonky Christmas Star and great tutorial too. I also appreciate how you shared your pressing tips. I'm not very good with pressing, so can use all the help I can get to create neat blocks.

Very nice giveaway too!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Love Of Quilts said...

I do follower you! I would like to win... pretty block.

Love Of Quilts said...

I Entered SewCalGal's Accuquilt Sponsored Baby Go Giveaway.

Sandy said...

I'm a follower of your blog, I'm on the Accuquilt mailing list, and I entered SeCalGal's Giveaway! Wheee!

Michell said...

definitely follow you

Michell said...

get the newsletter

Michell said...

entre swcalcals giveaway

teachpany said...

Cute tutorial. I've made several stars that inadvertently turned out wonky. I should have just said they were meant to be that way, lol. I follow your blog.

teachpany said...

I'm on Accuquilt's mailing list and loved the free patterns.

Lisa @ Sixmunchkin Stitching said...

I'm a follower!

teachpany said...

I've entered SewCal Gal's GO! Baby contest. Thanks!

Lisa @ Sixmunchkin Stitching said...

I've previously received accuquilts free patterns

Martina said...

I am a follower! Love the wonky star. Thanks so much!

Martina said...

I already get the newsletter!

Martina said...

I left a comment On SewCalGal's blog!

Janet said...

I've only made a wonky star block once and I was surprised at how precise one had to be to produce a wonky block. I thought wonky meant casual :) Thanks for the instruction and for the chance to win. I am a follower.

Joyatee said...

I'm a follower!

Joyatee said...

Already get AccuQuilt's newsletter.

Joyatee said...

I've entered SewCalGal's giveaway!

Laurel said...

you're in my google reader - that's how i follow...

Laurel said...

i'm on the accuquilt mailing list

Laurel said...

i entered sewcalgal's giveaway!

Laurel said...

i entered your sew mama sew giveaway!

Kathleen C. said...

I now follow your blog, and I already receive your blog thru Google Reader. Thanks very much-I always enjoy your posts.

Kathleen C. said...

I entered SewCalGal's baby go giveaway. There will be tons of entries for that prize! Thanks for our lovely giveaway.

Mommarock said...

I am a follower, I'm loving the wonky stars :)

Mommarock said...

I've already downloaded Accuquilts free patterns thank you, and I am on their mailing list as well :)

Mommarock said...

I've entered SewCalGals Accuquilt Sponsored Giveaway.

quilterbell said...

I am a follower, thank you for the chance!

quilterbell said...

I left a comment in sewcalgal's blog. Thanks again

Tiffany said...

I'm a follower :D

quilterbell said...

I am on the accuquilt mailing list now. Thank you

marth225 said...

I am a follower. You're tutorial was very good

free indeed said...

I'm a follower. I've made those wonky stars before for a block lotto...fun and interesting block. THis will make a pretty holiday quilt.

free indeed said...

I entered Darlene's giveaway for the Go Baby.

free indeed said...

I'm on Accuquilts newsletter list.

BuzyStitches said...

I'll try this again, first one didn't post. I am a follower, already signed up with Accuquilt, and I will enter a comment on SewCalGal's blog. Thanks

VickiT said...

Ooh what a beautiful block. Thanks for the great tutorial. LOVE IT!

I am a follower of your blog.

VickiT said...

I have previously downloaded the free patterns from Accuquilt and am already on their mailing list.

ritainalaska said...

i am one of your new followers:)

VickiT said...

I have already entered SewCalGal's giveaway.

VickiT said...

I have already entered your Sew Mama Sew giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win your giveaways.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season.

ritainalaska said...

i signed up for accuquilt's nesletter!

ritainalaska said...

i have entered sewcalgal's go!baby giveaway with high hopes!

karamino said...

I'm a follower of your blog!

karamino said...

I'm on the Accuquilt mailing list!

karamino said...

I entered SeCalGal's Giveaway!

karamino said...

I entered to your Sew Mama Sew Giveaway!

Granny Kay said...

Thanks for the great instructions for the wonky star. Just purchased a Go Accuquilter, so am in the learning process. Also now a follower of your blog. Thanks for the great instructions.

Deb said...

I follow you -

Deb said...

I get AccuQuilt's emails.

Deb said...

I've entered SewCalGal's contest.

WandaFish said...

Thanks for the cute wonky star tute :)
I'm already a happy follower!

Deb said...

I entered your sew mama sew giveaway.

Agnes B Bullock said...

You made this look so easy! Am no longer afraid of doing triangles (Now just need an AccuQuilt Santa!)

I became a follower yesterday!

trainwife1962 at hotmail dot com

Agnes B Bullock said...

I had the pleasure of signing up for the AccuQuilt newsletter yesterday and received the 22 templates already!

Agnes B Bullock said...

I entered SewCalGal's AccuQuilt giveaway!!!

trainwife1962 at hotmail dot com

Agnes B Bullock said...

I entered your Sew Mama Sew giveaway!

trainwife1962 at hotmail dot com

Ebeth said...

I'm now following your blog and I entered your sew mama sew giveaway yesterday. :)

Thanks for the chance and for the EASY to follow wonky star directions. I'm so scared of stuff like that but you really made it seem easy!

ewholihan at emc dot org

KatheG said...

Great star and I follow you. Thanks. KatheGTN at aol dot com

KatheG said...

I subscribe to AccuQuilt - KatheGTN at aol dot com

KatheG said...

I entered At SewCalGal's site. KatheGTN at aol dot com

Cindy P said...

Great looking square !! looks like fun !

Beth said...

I am now a follower of your blog.

Quilter in the Gap said...

I am already a follower

Quilter in the Gap said...

I entered SewCalGal's giveaway

Quilter in the Gap said...

I receive the AccuQuilt newsletter

mblittle5 said...

I'm a follower. Merry Christmas!

Beth said...

I have entered SewCalGal's giveaway.

Beth said...

I am on the AccuQuilt's mailing list.

mblittle5 said...

I've entered Sew Mama Sew's giveaway!!

Mimi said...

I am already a follower! YES!

Mimi said...

I have already signed up to receive the free patterns and am on Accuquilt's mailing list!

Mimi said...

I have entered the Baby Go giveaway!

Lesley said...

I'm a follower!direcuo

Lesley said...

I already receive the accuquilt newsletter.

I loved this tutorial...very pretty and very practical! Thanks!

Cal said...

I am a follower.

Cal said...

I entered your sewmamasew giveaway.

Nanbon44 said...

I have been a follower of you blog for awhile now

Nanbon44 said...

I got the patterns from Accuquilt

Nanbon44 said...

I entered Darlene's giveaway *sewcalgal*

Nanbon44 said...

I love the wonky stars

Tracey Rampling (The Peony Teacup) said...

I am a follower :

Tracey Rampling (The Peony Teacup) said...

I receive the accuquilt newsletter :)

Tracey Rampling (The Peony Teacup) said...

I entered SewCalGal's giveaway :)

Cecilia said...

I'm a follower. Cute block!

Cecilia said...

I get the newsletter.

crazyqsis said...

i follow this blog

Sallie said...

I'm a follower. Merry Christmas!

LauraLee said...

Hi Leona,
I entered SewCalGal's Accuquilt Sponsored Baby Go Giveaway!

Thanks for the wonky star tutorial and a chance to win a really great prize!

Teri said...

I am a follower

Teri said...

I entered SewCalGal's giveaway

Tammy said...

I'm already a follower of your blog. Love it. Thanks for the giveaway!

Tammy said...

I already subscribe to the Accuquilt newsletter.

Tammy said...

I entered the SewCalGal's Baby Go Giveaway!

Sue Bone said...

Great tutorial. I am on Accuquilt's mailing list.

Mystica said...

I am on Accuquilt's mailing list.

Mystica said...

I entered the SewCalGal's Baby Go cutter.

Mystica said...

Thank you for a very explicit tutorial. It still looks complicated for me!!!!

JoyceLM said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

JoyceLM said...

I've already signed up for the Accuquilt's newsletter & received the free patterns. Thanks for the chance to win.

JoyceLM said...

I entered SewCalGal's giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

Diane N said...

I'm a follower. I love your wonky star!

Diane N said...

I'm already signed up for Accuquilt's newsletter and received the free patterns a while back.

Diane N said...

I already entered SewCalGal's giveaway!

Kathy said...

I am a follower.

Kathy said...

I receive Accuquilt's tempting newsletter and have already received my free 22 patterns.

Kathy said...

I have already entered SewCalGal's Accuquilt sponsored giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win on your blog.

AngieSue said...

I've enetered SewCalGal's giveaway & am crossing my fingers!

AngieSue said...

I'm already one of your followers! Thanks for the giveaway -

AngieSue said...

I'm on Accuquilt's newsletter list -

Margaret said...

I follow you. Love your blog.

Margaret said...

I receive the accucut newsletter.

Margaret said...

I already entered the GO give away. I would absolutely love to win that item.

Maria said...

I am a happy follower of your blog.

MoeWest said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for the wonky start tutorial and the giveaway.

MoeWest said...

I'm on the Accuquilt mailing list.

MoeWest said...

I'm entered with SewCalGal.

Teresa said...

I'm a follower and have entered the SewCalGal giveaway and on the Accuquilt mailing list.

Love the wonky tutorial.

Thanks so much for the giveaway.

Cory said...

I am a follower of your blog. Thank you for the chance to win a Go! Baby. This is a great tutorial. Take care and God bless, Cory

Vance Creve said...

GFC follower
alliana88m AT yahoo DOT com

Vance Creve said...

joined Accuquilt
alliana88m At yahoo DOT com

Vance Creve said...

entered the Go baby giveaway
alliana88m AT yahoo DOT com

Mom C said...

#1 I am a follower. Thanks.

Mom C said...

#2 I am signed up for the newsletter. Thanks.

Mom C said...

#3 I entered SCG's giveaway. Thanks

Jan said...

I am a follower. Thank you.

Jan said...

I receive AccuQuilt newsletter.

Jan said...

I signed up on Sew Cal Baby Go.

Joan said...

I am a follower. Thank you for the opportunity.

Joan said...

I already receive the newsletter.

Joan said...

I entered SewCalGal's giveaway.

Catskill Quilter said...

I am a regular follower of your blog!

Catskill Quilter said...

I entered Sew Cal Gal's giveaway!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I am a new follower...thank you

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I have the patterns

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I entered Sew Cal Gal's giveaway too

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

getting in on your earlier giveaway also...Merry Christmas

gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

gill said...

I've clicked to receive the newsletter!

gill said...

I've entered at SewCalGirl

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I've become a follower of your blog!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I have already downloaded the Accuquilt patterns.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I have entered at SewCalGal's!

hueisei said...

I'm a follower

hueisei said...

Signed up the Accuquilt newsletter and downloaded the patterns.

hueisei said...

Comment on Sew Gal Gal giveaway post.

PattyBYoung said...

So cute...great instructions!

Aleisha said...

I follow your blog!

Aleisha said...

I receive Accuquilt's newsletter.

Aleisha said...

I have entered SewCalGal's giveaway!

Kylie said...

I'm a GFC follower- Kylie C.

Kylie said...

I'm signed up for the Accuquilt newsletter.

Kylie said...

I'm entered for the Sew Cal Gal GO! giveaway.

Emelote of Calais (Erin Thornton) said...

I follow your blog via google reader

Emelote of Calais (Erin Thornton) said...

I am on AccuQuilt's mailing list.

Emelote of Calais (Erin Thornton) said...

I entered SewCalGal's giveaway!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I'm a follower :)

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I receive accuquilt's emails.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I entered SewCal's giveaway.

dorothy said...

My favorite color is PURPLE...

Teresa said...

I entered Sew Cal's Go Giveaway

Marcia W. said...

I am a follower.

Marcia W. said...

I entered Sew Cal Gals baby GO! Giveaway

Marcia W. said...

Some time ago I signed up to be on the mailing list of Accuquilt and downloaded the patterns too. So already did this.

KOcanQuilt said...

I am already a follower. Thank you for the great tutorial. I see these blocks and wonder how they are made.

KOcanQuilt said...

I get the Accuquilt Newsletter already.

KOcanQuilt said...

I have commented at SewCalGal.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I follow your blog.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I entered SewCalGals Accuquilt Baby Go Giveaway.

Friendship Crossing said...

1. I am a new follower.
Thanks for the tutorial!

Tanya

Friendship Crossing said...

I signed up for Accuquilt's newsletter.

Tanya

Friendship Crossing said...

I entered SCG's giveaway.

Tanya

Friendship Crossing said...

I signed up for your previous post giveaway too.

thanks again!
Tanya

Sharon said...

I am follower..but wait I have to "thank you" for the pressing tips..I know that is extra but much needed in my world thanks again and happy holidays..

SewLindaAnn said...

Happy Thursday Leona, Great pictures and information on your tutorial, thanks for the effort you put in. I'm a Follower thru GFC.

SewLindaAnn said...

I signed up for the giveaway on SewCalGal's blog. Thanks for the 2nd entry.

SewLindaAnn said...

I"m already signed up to the Accuquilt Newsletter.

SewLindaAnn said...

I signed up for your SMS Giveaway. Not sure you meant that as an entry just following the numbered items in your post. thank you!

Purl Buttons said...

I follow!

Purl Buttons said...

I am signed up at SewCal.

Purl Buttons said...

I am already an Accuquilt Newsletter subscriber.

Purl Buttons said...

I enjoyed "watching" you make the star. No wonder they are so popular!

madj said...

I've entered the sewcalgal comp.

KellyS said...

I follow you through RSS feed!

KellyS said...

I entered SoCalGals AQ giveaway, I hope I win!

James-Linda said...

HAPPY FOLLOWING YOU!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

jazzy said...

What a cute and unique block! I just became a follower. Thank you for having this giveaway.

Living in La La Land said...

I love the wonky star, you made it look so easy!
I am a follower:LivinginLaLaLand
chacoyagauyo(at)yahoo(dot)com
Thank you for the opportunity:)

poppyinpink said...

I entered SewCalGal's Giveaway

Jezebel said...

I'm a follower! :)

Jezebel said...

And I'm a receiver of Accuquilt's newsletter.

Jezebel said...

And I'm entering the sewgalgal's giveaway. Merre christmas :)

Kim said...

I'm already a follower. Happy Holidays!

teresamnj said...

I love this wonky star tutorial! So cute! Am now following your blog, and entered SewCalGal's Go! Baby giveaway! How fun. :)

Dee said...

Your star is adorable! Thank you for your hard work

«Oldest ‹Older   1 – 200 of 210   Newer› Newest»