Here are the steps in prepping for the quilt block swap I am doing at convention. I started with 1/2 yard of 3 different patterned fabrics. Folded each piece over so it was 8 thickness and the size to fit the my Big Flower Die. Trimmed it to make it fit the shape of the die (about 5 x 5.5).
Next, ran it through the Big Shot machine. Remember to sandwich the die & fabric between the acrylic plates.
The Big Shot cut 8 layers easily!
I cut the ivory background fabric to 8x8" squares.
A fabric glue stick was used to adhere the fabric flower to the quilt block. I'm making 10-11 blocks each of 3 different designs.
Next step it to go to the sewing machine.
You can see Angie Kennedy Juda's finished quilt at http://www.chicknscratch.com She is the one hosting this fun idea for a swap at convention. I'll end up with 30 some blocks so I can make more if I want a full quilt like Angie's 80 block quilt or I can use smaller numbers of quilt blocks for a throw, table runner etc. I'll decide that later.
Look for part 2,