At the recent Sydney Quilt Show I was surprised and very happy to win a prize (I will blog about this after my quilt has finished it show season in August). Anyway with my prize money, (generously donated by Craft Depot
) I bought my self a baby! An Accuquilt Go Baby! to be exact. My sister had been demonstrating the die cutter for her work and she was so effective at her sales pitch, that I got one.
I had seen them advertised in magazines and didn't think it was something I'd like. I think that is because the quilts they show made with the die cutters always look a little simplistic and are not in fabrics the appeal to me. All quilts however are just geometric shapes sewn together and if I can make that process quicker and more importantly more accurate then Yay!
When I got home, I was not sure if I had invested wisely, as my first few attempts seemed a bit awkward. But after cutting out a cushion made up with lots of HST, I was excited. I have bought a few more dies (errr, maybe a few more than a few) and have been madly 'pinning' ideas to use them. My cushion is based on a swoon
block and uses 2 1/2" HST. My sister bought the bigger sibling to my baby and together we have been 'GO'ing' like crazy. I have also used the an 'Rose of Sharon' applique die to decorate an apron.
I have been inflicted with the vomiting bug. The Scrap Vomit
one to be exact. First made by Katy of I'm a Ginger Monkey
- it has exploded in popularity. It was ones shown on Instagram by @buttontreelane
that made it impossible for me to resist the vomit. Being able to cut 2 1/2 inch squares out of my scraps so easily with the Go! Baby has been fun. I am making a scrap vomit quilt for July's challenge. I can envision a future with a lot more vomit. I am sorry I am so immature but it is just so funny to say 'vomit'. Here are some of my blocks. In one setting I cut 450 squares in 7 minutes! I have hundreds of little squares ready to go and can run up a block in under 30 minutes. I will reveal the whole vomit in my next post as I just finished the top tonight. It has been so much fun to make and giggle at and I have made new friends during the process.
Take care and try and do a little of what you love each day.
Ps I am linking up to WIP Wednesday