Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Go! Baby

I may have squealed (a little) when the postman knocked yesterday!

Yes!  My own Accuquilt Go! Baby.  Of course even before the delivery man was back in his van, the box was opened and out came the Go! Baby as well as three dies and the relevant mats.

The dies included were the Go! Tumbler (Small), Go! Triangle (4 7/8") and Go! Half Square Triangle (3" Finished).  And if you really knew me you would already know that I immediately grabbed the closest bundle of fabric on hand and started getting to know my new toy.


The die cutter was simple to use (no assembly required and no force is required to crank the fabric/die through the cutter).  I was soon turning out tumbler blocks from some of my leftover "It's a Hoot" scraps.  Piecing was made easy because each patch has trimmed corners for quick and easy matching.


These patchwork pillows are for my daughter who more than once hinted how much she loved the It's a Hoot fabrics whilst last week's custom quilt was in progress.  Subtle!  The pillow covers are removable and include a tucked away zip in the center of the back of the pillow.  I know she will be very happy to receive these pillows; and add them to her growing collection of patchwork pillows!


And keep an eye out here for a tutorial to show you what you can do with the other two dies ~ which of course involves the much loved Half Square Triangle.

Thank you for stopping by!
Rita

23 comments:

  1. I've been cranking all of my scraps through the GO! Baby with the tumble die. I have a scrappy quilt coming up. The pillows are so cute I think the owner of the custom quilt will be asking for them if they see this post!

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  2. I love these and now I'm thinking I might need that tumbler die cutter for my GO! Baby!!!

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  3. I ADORE those pillows. I have the original GO!...I really should use it more often! I see some pillows in my future ;) Smiles~Beth

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  4. Absolutely LOVE the tumblers...what FABULOUS pillows! Can't wait to see what else you come up with!

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  5. Gosh, with your following, I was asking myself.... what took them so long!!

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  6. They look great. It's a Hoot is a gorgeous line. I got the tumbler and HST dies too :-) Love them.

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  7. Your pillows are so cute! Eek! they are sending one to me too. It should arrive this week. I can't WAIT!!!

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  8. I'm so jealous! I can't wait to see all your creations using this.

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  9. Looks like you have had lots of fun with your new Go! Those pillows are gorgeous!

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  10. Perfect use of leftovers, I bet your daughter will be thrilled!

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  11. Wow Rita, Steph is lucky to be adding these beautiful pillows to her collection. Great work and it looks like the Go! Baby is a wonderful tool.

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  12. Oh, wow! You have used it heaps already! I love the way your pillows turned out.

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  13. Great looking pillows! Looks like you are having fun with your new Go! Baby, can't wait to see what else you crank out!

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  14. Awesome! the pillows turned out really cute :)

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  15. I would love that UPS man to come to my house...{sigh}...

    Love that tumbler die..

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  16. wow! gollly gee! you're putting it to good use! the go! baby should've come to this rita's house!

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  17. I've been thinking about buying an Accuquilt since A) I hate to rotary cut and B)I'm really bad at it. Here's my question...Isn't there alot of waste when you cut your fabric this way. I thought you might be left with all sorts of leftover odd pieces once you get things all aligned. I'll be interested to hear about your experiences. Thanks

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  18. Love the Pillows! You have made good use of the Go Baby! Looks like a great device.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

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  19. Aren't you the lucky one! Very cute projects- I love the look.

    Kristin

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  20. Those pillows turned out SEW great. Now can you get that UPS guy to find my house.

    A super use of the Go Baby

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  21. So Jealous! And those pillows turned out great, I can see why they were snatched up! :-D

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  22. I absouletly love those pillows. The more I see done with the GO! the more I consider buying one. Thanks for sharing with us. Looking forward to seeing what else you do.

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