I have to tell you that I've been having so much fun playing around with my Go! Baby and have managed to crank out a couple projects in short order! This machine is addicting!
The first project (well really the second project - I'll get to that in a minute) is a fun baby quilt that I made out of Riley Blake Designs, Quite Contrary line. I used the Go! Baby Tumbler die:
Here's a brief tutorial of what I did. First I placed a layer of fabric on the die (you can layer up to six layers - I was doing a test run):
So now it's time to sew and it was so easy! Because the corners are notched the pieces fit together perfectly:
From there it was just making rows:
I also cut out some repros! I have a ton of left over fabric from my Farmer's Wife quilt:
The first project I actually did was a pincushion. I know that you've all seen them here and there. I did them with the Hexagon Die, and again, it was short work! Unfortunately, the pictures flew into cyberspace somewhere due to operator error (thank goodness the Go! Baby has no blades that could cut me because I don't do well with some devices sometimes - LOL), so I recreated a little bit of it. Anyway, here's the pincushion. I know that if you're a fan of Blackbird Designs you've probably seen them:
When I came to the end of the seam I added another hexagon, swiveled the needle and continued on:
So there you have it! A couple projects made with the Go! Baby Tumbler and Hexagon dies. I still have another die to play with and I'm in the process of figuring out what to do with that one - I'll have that to show when I announce the giveaway!!
I can't say enough about how much time this Go! Baby saves. And you don't have to be a quilter to make use out of this machine. There are dies for squares - perfect for pin pillow backings, circles for pincushions like the one above, yo-yo's or a circle qult like the one I made a while ago:
Or flowers or stars - all sorts of things that quilters and non-quilters would get a variety of uses from. The possibilities are endless. So while you're waiting for the giveaway, take a look at all the dies available for the Go! Baby at Accuquilt and pick out three that you think you'd love. And who knows, you may even get hit by the quilting bug. Cutting out all those shapes for a quilt or whatever project you do would be fast work with a Go! Baby!!!
Have a wonderful 4th weekend!