Saturday, September 10, 2011

A New Love .......


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

31 comments:

Wanda said...

How wonderful for you! I would love to have a Go but I just can't afford one. Have fun for me too, I know you will have a blast with it.

Wanda
http://wandas-quilts-crafts.blogspot.com/

Michelle said...

Good on you, I know you are going to have sooo much fun with it! The quilt looks really sweet, looking forward to seeing it when its finished... Enjoy your weekend.

Allie said...

Looks like you're having way too much fun - I love the idea that even the waste can be used! That quilt is going to be absolutely darling.

Debs said...

Looks like so much fun Fiona. I love to applique and yes some shapes are a challenge to cut by hand. Go girl with your GO baby.

Annie said...

Wow, have heard about these Go Baby's, but until your post have not been aware (I'm not into researching until I want something) of what they do......looks awesome Fee. Have lots of fun with it...may have to go research :)

Fiona said...

The quilt is going to be lovely... I love the idea of circle on circle you have done... enjoy playing with your new toy.....
Hugz

Melody said...

How fabulous. I can never cut a good circle so this is very impressive.
I love the colours in your quilt.

Christine said...

I am so pleased you got one, love mine too.

retdairyqueen said...

Well it certainly looks easy
Love the quilt too

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I have been admiring these for just so long Fee...looks great...

Cille said...

You lucky girl...I wouldn't mind staying inside for a MONTH with one of those things. I really like the circle in a circle in a circle layout :)

Sharmayne said...

I have to totally agree...... it looks just toooo fabulous! I wonder if Santa would bring me one???

Mistea said...

Looks like lots of fun happening at your house - can't wait to see where the bugs and hearts lead you.

KaHolly said...

I'm so envious!! You are going to have so much fun.

shez said...

how fantastic Fee,it is a clever machine

Shorty said...

Oh Fee I nearly got one when I was with Rhonda in Sydney last at the new Hobbysew shop..they were down to $300.but I ummed and aaahed and talked myself out of getting it.........I really do kick myself now.......
how I wish I was home playing with your Go with you.

Barb said...

What you are doing with your baby go is just awesome!!!

CurlyPops said...

How cool! Do they cut through vinyl by any chance?

Susan said...

That looks so perfect - especailly for circles - maybe you could create a new business cutting cirlces from fabric with EasiFix on them already!

Vicky said...

You have to love those rainy and drizzly days that mean to HAVE to stay inside .. lol .. it's great to have a new toy to play with too :-)

Beth said...

I wondered how it could be spring, and then I realized you live in Tasmania! Enjoying your blog.

frog cottage said...

Ohhh your quilt looks great!!! I have a Go Baby too, am waiting for four new dies!!!! Postage takes sooo long from US!!
Happy Stitching
Deb :)

Maree: said...

Fantastic..I could go Nuts with one of these...
The Circles look Great..Pretty Quilt..
cheers

Mrs Shepo said...

You are having way too much fun Fiona, can't wait to see what you come up with next.Cheers Pat.

Joy said...

Woohoo .... "GO Baby" lol!!! You're gonna come up with some simply fabulous ideas Fee, I just know it. Looks like a really handy little device to have in one's cave ;o) ... wouldn't mind one myself. By the way I do love the quilt you're working on ... so fresh and happy - and the applique' looks super on it too!!
Take care dear friend,
Hugs,
Joy :o) xx

Kathy said...

Looks like you are going to have lots of fun with this Fee - the possibilities seem endless! Looking forward to hearing feedback on the Go Baby - I was very tempted at the Melb Quilt Fair, but nobly restrained myself until I had more info.

Darlene said...

Oh my goodness I love your circles! With your keen eye for design you are going to be providing so much inspiration! My poor Go Cutter is collecting dust - sigh! I must set it up and get busy. LOL

Vicki ♥ said...

Woo hooo....how exciting Fee :) I am in love with your circles already :) Have fun with it :) Hugs Vicki x

Julie said...

I am trying so hard to resist the temptation of another peice of equipment. You are making it soooooo hard!

Liz said...

The quilt looks great I love how the circles turned out. have fun playing with your new toy .Envy,envy

Josie said...

How many circles have you cut out now... 100 1,000 10,000. Looks like so much fun a girl could get carried away! I wonder if Santa will bring me one... better get to work on him!