It is a nice fresh drizzly spring morning here today. Nice you say? Well yes as it is wet I HAVE to stay inside..... And just as well because guess what arrived on my door step yesterday?
Yes my new baby...... My Go Baby ! from Accuquilt - http://www.accuquilt.com/. How exciting is that?
I have been patiently waiting for it's arrival so that I can finish this baby quilt I have had in the unfinished pile for awhile.
As it is Boy colours I decided that circles would be perfect and I can NEVER cut a nice neat circle for applique. The Go Baby ! Circle Die is perfect. It has 3 size circles and so that you don't waste too much fabric you can just cut what you need.
I needed just one of the 5" circles so cut a 5 1/2" square. Fused some Easy Fix onto the back of it and popped it on top of the die and placed the mat over the top. Note - Easy Fix is similar to Vliesofix and is used for easy iron-on applique.
Put it on the bed of the Accuquilt Go baby! and started to turn the handle - Surely that is not all you do ?????
Ummmm Yes - It comes out the other side and then .......
Voila - A circle..... I am so in love..... My head is brimming with ideas and I can't wait to get started on them.
Next I thought that I would try the little 2" Circle with 3 layers.
And look 3 gorgeous little circles...... Even the waste could be applique with a little stitchery inside - Ooohhh I love it when there is no waste.
And just to test how versatile it really is - I tried 2 different fabrics and 2 different sizes at once.
Easy Peasy !! Whoever thought up this machine is a genius !! I am so in love and am now off to HERE to see what other dies I will buy. Are you just as impresed as me?
Now I am off to play with the other 2 dies that they sent me - Bugs and Hearts - The possibilities are going to be endless !!
And I think I can feel a giveaway coming on - Stay Tuned.
Hugs - Fee XX