The June Island Batik Challenge is called Spread Love & Joy with Accuquilt. Each Ambassador was sent an Accuquilt Go! Die and we were to use that die along with another block to create a project.
I received the 8" Snail's Trail block die and a cutting mat to use with it. I like the Snail's Trail block. It can be used in many ways. Using another block along with the Snail's Trail was an interesting challenge. Many other companion blocks can be made using the Accuquilt Go Cube 8" Mix and Match block set of dies
I looked over the fabrics I received in my first Island Batik box and decided to work with the Farm Fresh Collection by Kathy Engle and the coordinating fabrics they sent with it. This collection is a mix of oranges, yellows, purples, greens and pumpkin prints.
I decided on a companion block using the Go! Cub 8" block set and had a great time making my project. The greatest thing about the Snail's Trail block die is that the 10" squares of fabric fit right on the die. That makes for fast cutting.
Unfortunately I have good news and bad news. The bad news first - I can't show you my project! The good news is that the quilt will be published in the Jan/Feb 2022 issue of Quiltmaker magazine! I hope you look for it when the magazine comes out. I really liked the quilt and was glad they decided to publish it.
I still wanted to make something to show you for this blog post, so I made a table mat using the Snail's Trail block and the Pinwheel Block. The Pinwheel block is in the center. I like how the two blocks meet and blend together.