I am so thrilled to be sharing my newest finish today as well as a new AccuQuilt Tutorial for it. It's an Alabama Beauty quilt, that has been on my To Make list for quite some time, and I did it in gorgeous Rainbow Solids!!! Isn't it just so pretty!! The design reminds me of Holiday Ornaments so it was perfect to go with my happy Christmas Tree ;)
Thursday, December 1, 2022
Alabama Beauty Rainbow Solids Quilt and Tutorial!!!
And I just love that I sorted my scraps recently into solid scraps as well. It made finding all of these scrap pieces so fast and fun. And cutting it out with the new GO! Alabama Beauty Die was also super quick. I can't imagine trying to make this without having all of those little notches to keep me perfectly lined up. I just love AccuQuilt for all my "Someday I will Make" Curved Projects!!!!
Like I said, this one has been on my To Make list for some time, but when I thought about making it, I always thought of applique. But this Alabama Beauty is completely pieced, and let me tell you, it was some curved piecing goodness!!!! And you all just know, I love making quilts the are done up in a rainbow of colors, and it was especially fun to go through my Solid Scrap bins for this one. I think the Solids really let the design of the block just pop!!!
The GO! Alabama Beauty Die is a wonderful Block On Board die, so you can cut everything you need for a block in one easy pass. And again, gotta love those little notches on all the curves!! After I made my blocks, I just sashed them up and now I have this beautiful 50" x 50" lap size quilt that will be perfect next to my Christmas Tree, as we do our Christmas Tree and the Stockings in a rainbow of colors as well ;)
When it came time to quilt I decided I really wanted to go super dense :) I am not gonna lie, all of that curved piecing int the center really adds up, and adding a lot of quilting goodness helps to really flatten out all of those curved seams. I did all over swirls, curls, paisleys, and pebbles. It is a favorite of mine to do when really wanting to add lots of quilting goodness!!!
And of course, it also adds lots of beautiful quilting texture!!! And that is my Alabama Beauty Rainbow Quilt!!! And I hope you love it as much as I do ;) If you want to make your own Alabama Beauty Quilt grab your GO! Alabama Beauty Die and check out the free step by step tutorial!!! And when you are done, I would love to see it!!! You can email me a picture at firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc and #AccuQuilt ;) I can't wait to see your Alabama Beauty Quilts!!!
Thanks for joining me today and sharing this new quilt and tutorial with me ;) I tell you what, I just love curved piecing!!!! I hope you find you love it as well!!
I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!
Posted by Melissa Corry at 3:20 PM