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Monday, August 15, 2011
You know, I have waited and watched, considered and reconsidered. I thought the Go Baby was going to be one of those purchases that everyone ran out to make, and then did nothing with. So, I being the smart one, decided not to bother with it. But just when I get the strength to not purchase yet another quilting tool that I don't use. Someone else comes up with another adorable quilt made with their GO.
I have been looking at them at every show I have attended for a year now, and finally gave into temptation. I ordered it from Amazon months ago. It arrived with some dies that I purchased, and I have been buying dies as I find a sale from time to time. All fine and well, but did I do anything with it... No, I am sorry to say.
Last week my friend JoAnn was here and wanted to see the machine. She's got the bug too, and knew I would be the one to ask about it. She was horrified that I hadn't even opened the box yet. So open it we did, and as she was quilting her quilt, I played, and played and played. Needless to say, I am still playing, and wondering just WHY it took me so long to open the box. This thing is absolutely the most fun tool I have used it quite some time.
If you've never played with a GO, let me just tell you, how perfect your pieces are. My half square triangles just about pieced themselves together. I layered my 2 fabrics right sides together and ran them thru the machine. They were ready to stitch immediately. What a great way to cut them so you don't have to waste time putting each half together for piecing. It's perfection BABY!
Chain piecing is a snap and just look at all the possibilities with the half square triangles.
I am going with pinwheels for my block this time. See how perfect the centers match up. That makes me very happy :-)
I was given a couple of dies from my quilting buddy, for my birthday. She is a Sunbonnet Sue freak! So in your honor Ruth, here's my first GO baby project with your fav...
I have so many ideas rolling around in my otherwise empty head right now.
Sun Bonnet Sue, you are about to embark on some adventure!!! And, do I have some fabrics that are going to be just perfect for it! A little bit of stash busting, and a whole lot of fun! Stay tuned...