Monday, August 15, 2011

Go Baby

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...


14 comments:

  1. I am just loving that Sunbonnet Sue wallhanging!! It's so bright and cheery. Did you design it yourself?

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  2. I am so glad the wait was worth while. Congrats on opening the box.

    Looking at your blocks and picking up on your enthusiasm I might just have to put this on my Christmas list.

    Thanks, as always Selina

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  3. i too am resisting the bug to buy one. i think they would be awesome for regular block making but also for the fancy cuts, like the wedding ring template. that would be great to try out!

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  4. Of course the bug had to bite eventually. And when it did, there really was no pain was there?
    Looks like you have had a bit of fun with your Go! What are the dies you have chosen? Love your cute quilt!

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  5. That's a really precious wall hanging. :) Love the flowers and the suebonnet!

    I would love to get a GO! Baby, but sadly at the moment I have a daughter leaving for CMU on Thursday; so, the extra dollars are being saved for her last minute things.

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  6. Cute wallhanging!

    I am so jealous, I want a Go Baby so badly lol. I have been entering every giveaway I can find to try to get one, I may just have to find a bunch of stuff to e-bay so I can get one lol.

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  7. Hummmm....GO BABY....birthday in Oct..could they go together????

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  8. Your wallhanging is adorable! I have the Go! Baby, just need to buy some dies. The 4" HST is one I really want! Have fun!!

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  9. I love that Sunbonnet Sue - really cute idea! blessings, marlene

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  10. Very cute Sue! I love all the blocks you cut out~ I'm having a terrible case of 'the wanna's' now. ;-) Have a happy day!

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  11. Now we will know what is occupying you if you don't blog for a while - creating new blocks with the 'new' toy! Don't forget we want pictures. The first Sunbonnet Sue is so cute you'll have to post the whole adventuring series now :D!!
    Cheers,
    Robyn

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  12. Cool new toy -- and don't you deserve it?!! I've heard how great this device is -- guess I'd better add it to my wish list.

    Diane

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  13. I have a bunch of 1-1/2" strips to cut for altar cloths. Making a 36 block log cabin in no particular design so light and dark sides don't really ring true. Red, green, white and purple are the colors I will be making. this surely would speed up the process. You always get me to consider new "toys".

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