You may recall, near the end of January I shared with you that Michael Miller Fabrics was hosting the Peek Into Batiks Monthly Quilt Along to showcase their Batik fabrics. Today, I am going to share with you the first block I made from the quilt along.
But first, I want to share with you just how pretty these batik fabrics are. When I look at these fabrics I picture pretty tropical beverages with the brightest and cheeriest umbrellas in them. So I had a lot of fun working with these fabrics. I am also using the Jet Black Cotton Couture which is legitimately the blackest, black fabric on the market.
You can find the directions for the block of the month at the Michael Miller Fabrics blog. The directions are written so you can use your AccuQuilt GO! fabric cutting system or for rotary cutters. I used my AccuQuilt GO! fabric cutting system for the very first time making this month’s block.
I won’t go nuts showing you a ton of photos of the process. But this is what everything looks like when you’re ready to run your fabric and the cutting die through the machine. AccuQuilt GO! Dies are designed with two tone foam, clearly indicating the shapes that will be cut so you don’t have to guess when you reach for a cutting die.
This was my very first cut with my AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter. I found using my AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter to be a lot of fun and I think it quickly proved to be 90% faster than using a rotary cutter.
Here it is, block 1 of the Peek Into Batiks Monthly Quilt Along from Michael Miller Fabrics. I still have to make the pieces for the Block Frame. I’m going to cut and all the pieces needed for all 12 blocks so I can easily assemble the quilt together when the time comes.