I am playing with my Accuquilt Go! again….This time it’s a candle mat. This time I’m using the diamond die.
I was VERY intimidated to make this at first. I had never made anything with set in seams and was afraid to try. I decided to make a candle mat thinking that I could get myself to try one block.
I started out by cutting three 1.5″ strips. I sewed them together putting the light strip in the center and darker strips to the outside. Then I placed the strip on the diamond die and cut diamonds. I cut six diamonds from the stripped pieces and six from the background pieces.
I laid the pieces out into a block.
Then I sewed the pieces together….three pieces together, then three other pieces together. Then I folded the two pieces together and sewed a seam.
I placed the background pieces around the edges.
Lay the background piece together as shown, sewing from only to the pin…
Now I pivoted the piece and sewed the next seam.
Then I trimmed the corner as shown.
Then I ironed it.
I finished putting the corners in place.
I need to quilt it and add the binding. The set in seams were no big deal. In fact, I started a couple candle mats. I am thinking that the candle mats will make a nice secret Santa gift along with a candle.
That’s what I’m working on…..Candle Mats.