Monday, July 18, 2011

Fun with the Go! Baby!

Accuquilt Go! Baby
I'm sure you've seen a few of these new Go! Baby cutters around blogland lately.  I was so excited when I was presented with the oppourtunity to try one out and show it to you.  As someone who has been in the emergency room having seven stitches to re-attach the side of my left pointer finger after cutting all the way to the bone with a rotary cutter, the Go! Baby seemed like a great fit for me.  I was also excited because I teach kids to sew and I think this would be a really fun (and safe) product for them to use.

Accuquilt Go! Baby
Accuquilt let me choose three dies, and I chose the Value Die, the Quarter Square 4" Finished Triangle, and the Half Square 4" Finished Triangle.  My favorite die so far is the quarter square triangle. It cuts eight triangles at once, but the best part is that they fit together perfectly making it simple to get perfect points.  I have never made HSTs or QSTs that fit together this nicely. 

Accuquilt Go! Baby
The corners of the triangles are dog-eared, so that when finish sewing your four pieces together, there's nothing to trim!  Using the Go! Baby is easy and it's really portable.  I took it to a Saturday Sew with the Dallas Modern Quilt Guild on Saturday and it fit easily in my bag and wasn't too heavy.  When it's folded closed, it looks really cute on the shelf too!

Accuquilt Go! Baby
I've been cutting lots of Kona white triangles and bright dots to make a quilt for my cousin's daughter.  I'm going with a totally random layout and I'm loving the way it's coming together.  I'll show you more as soon as I get the blocks together.  The way the points line up is amazing!

22 Free Patterns - Download Now
I wanted to share this link with you too.  Head over to Accquilt and sign up to receive 22 free patterns!  I downloaded the patterns and there are some really cute ones in there.  You get one set of quilt patterns and the other is a collection of quilt blocks.  I really want some more dies for my Go! Baby now.  I'l drooling over the Tumbler and the Drunkard's Path.  

So, stay tuned for more of the quarter square triangle quilt and some exciting news for one of my sweet blog readers!

And the scraps go to...

Scraps going in the mail.

It's kind of weird but it appears that Jo lives in Dallas!  She's a fellow Texan and  a fellow member of the Dallas Modern Quilt Guild!  I'll send you a message, Jo, and get your address.  I've got two pounds of scraps (a Target bag full) that I'll send your way!

And to my international friends, I apologize for restricting this giveaway to the USA, but I wanted to be able to send it in a flat rate box that's one price anywhere within the states.  I promise, there was no prejudice, it's just a matter of my shipping budget.