We spent the afternoon doing the builders home show. It's the same idea as the Parade of Homes, but up here in the North, there are only 6 homes. We only go to the "over the top" homes, so that left 4 that we had to see. Those are my excuses for today.
Yesterday I picked up my new Go!Baby dies and mats that Susan ordered for me. It's a good thing I have some credit built up at the shop, because the Baby is going to cost me a fortune!
| This is my little Go!Baby fabric cutter that I won from Moda---it got here a couple weeks ago. |
The Go!Baby does not come with any cutting dies or mats. It just sits there and looks cute.
I did some research and found a whole list of dies from Accuquilt that work with the Go!Baby. I don't enjoy doing fusible applique, so that eliminated a lot of them. I like to cut my strips using the June Tailor Shape Cut,which is really fast and accurate. I finally decided on a couple dies to try out.
I've been wanting to make a tumbler quilt for ages (since I saw the gorgeous ones being worked on at the Green Lake Retreat).
|I'm excited to try this out. It can cut 6 layers 3 at a time, so I would get 18 in one pass through|
with corners already cut off to help with piecing.
And I have on my bucket list the scrappy hourglass quilt that was on the cover of Sew Scrappy Vol. 2 from Better Homes and Gardens.
|Lastly, I got the Value Die--just because it was a good value-ha! It cuts 4.5 inch|
squares, 2.5 inch half square triangles and 2.5 squares. You can see the angle of the dies better here.
I don't get it.
|"I'm ready--let's go!"|
|"We're ready too!"|