Jun 27 11

Worlds Collide!

Worlds collided in my sewing room today, as Sizzix, Accuquilt and Appli-K-Kutz dies each played a role in a quilt block coming to life! These cutting dies are making life much easier for me and I’m finding that I can mix and match contributions from each line of dies to come up with an end product that pleases me. For this block, I used the Sizzix teardop die, the Accuquilt heart shapes die, and the Appli-K-Kutz straight feather large and plume family dies. I forgot to take the “bare naked” photos at the very beginning, so this transformation of a ho-hum block into something more interesting won’t be very dramatic. Imagine this first photo without any “teardrops” inside the leaves and you’ll have a sense of how much adding layers of new colors has added:

(The photo doesn’t show this, but those internal teardrops are not all the same color. The “pairs” of teardrops are all the same, but there are 2 shades of blue and a purple pair.) Next up, I added some internal teardrops inside the flower “petals:”

…and then in the last addition, threw in a pair of turquoise teardrops into the smaller heart of the flower:

This is not the new project that I alluded to earlier, I just need to get that project further along before the pictures will mean anything, but I’ll share those soon!


  1. Wilma Says:

    I love this new design very inspiring.

  2. Debbie St. Germain Says:

    I love the colors and fabrics you use in your pieces. I need to make something for my daughter’s new place, so I will have to find a design she would like and use my fun fabrics.


  3. Kay Lynne Says:

    I really like the background fabric. I need to get out my Sizzix and start experimenting!

  4. Susan Schaller Says:

    Which Sizzix machine has the capability to do all of the things shown on your “Worlds Collide” pictures. Guess I need to see you in action on a video or such cutting those gorgeous pieces out, or is there one already that I’ve missed ? Then I’d possibly get it and know what to invest in. This economy makes me careful on spending $$$’s, so I am cautious with my equipment investments.

  5. Pamela Says:

    Dear Patsy, did you only use your Sissix machine to cut out these dies or did you have to invest in an accuquilt machine as well. I have the sissix machine and your dies as well as some sissix but definately could not justify/affort an accuquilt as well. Love this quilt/design though. Cheers Pamela

  6. Karen Says:

    Love your feather designs!

    Can I use Sissix feather dies on my Accuquilt Go! cutter?