Join me, Melanie from Sizzix, on a trip to the beach with the wind blowing through your hair and your toes in the sand. That is exactly what this quilt does to me, it makes me HAPPY!
I had the pleasure of watching Kathy from the Sizzix Quilt Room design and create the first-ever Die of the Month, and immediately had to make a version of my own! But of course, I like to think of myself as sort of a quilt rebel and so I had to make mine ever so slightly customized. I shrunk it down and made color choices that made it look completely different. THAT is the great thing about this pattern because it is the exact same layout.
I used the following dies:
Sizzix® Bigz™ Die - Half-Square Triangles, 2 1/2" Assembled Square
Sizzix Bigz Die - Square, 1" Finished (1 1/2" Unfinished)
Sizzix Bigz Die - Square, 2" Finished (2 1/2" Unfinished)
Sizzix Bigz Die – Triangles, Isosceles and Right 2 1/2"
Sizzix Bigz XL 25" Die - Strips, 2 1/2" Wide
Using our Grid Chart, I was able to quickly asses which dies I needed to be using since I was making mine smaller than the original.
I quickly got to work cutting out my pieces. And because this was going to be a small version, I was ready to sew before I knew it.
Once I had all my Isosceles, Half-Square Triangles and 4 patches sewn together, I started assembling the quilt into rows. I really enjoy the look of the front side of my quilts when I rotate the way I iron my seams, and so it is something that I always try to take the time to do.
I was finished basting and ready to quilt it in the blink of an eye, just like an afternoon nap in the sun.
I knew immediately that I would have to accent the yellow “X” pattern. After that, it was easy to figure how else I was going to quilt it.
I hope you enjoy whatever version of the “Ocean Breeze” Die of the Month you choose to cherish as much as I do! Quilt Happy!
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