Monday, 9 April 2012

Playing with my Go Baby

Hi there, hope everyone has been enjoying the Easter break.  I've managed to do a bit of stitching in between home duties.  I'm quilting the last border of my red stars quilt.  Surely I'll get it finished by next weekend.  The Australian Quilt Convention is in Melbourne this week.  I've been going since it first started and it is my favourite quilt event.  I'm going with my friend Tracey on Sunday its always a great day out. 

A few weeks ago I purchased a Baby Go Cutter from one of my lqsThe Quilt Patch.  I'd been thinking about getting one for a while and The Quilt Patch had a demonstration one Saturday morning.  My main concern was how many dies I would be able to buy that were sizes that I use all the time.  I started with a die that has a 4 1/2" square, 2 1/2" square and two half square triangles that finish at 2 1/2" when stitched together.   I had to wait for a while to get the mat that went with the die but that was ok cause I have plenty to do.

Last week I decided it was time to play with the cutter.  I pulled out scrap strips that were the right size and went to work.  It was a lot of fun, I cut quite a lot of squares and heaps and heaps of half square triangles.  The block above was my first option I cut more triangles in other colours cause there was too much blue.  The triangles were really easy to sew together I'm hoping these will be more accurate than other methods I've tried.  Then I decided that design wasn't working so I tried a few more.... 

I had hoped I might have whipped up a quilt top over the break and have something interesting to show you.  Instead I have spent too much time trying to decide what block to make and ended up not making any!  I like the hearts but wasn't sure how to set them in a quilt. There were a few other designs as well but I think I might make a quilt that I've already made before that I really like. 
Here is Harry modeling the quilt for me.  I made this one quite a few years ago it has been well loved and is one of my favourites.  It was a fun block to make and I really like the pattern it makes.  It was one of the first quilts I machine quilted, I stitched in the ditch and was pleased with the result for a first try.

I am aiming to get back to my string pieced stars for my Jubilee Quilt.  Its possible I've been avoiding piecing the rest of the blocks together cause I worried about them so much.  I'll try to get back to them soon.

Have a great week



  1. Love your hearts! Makes me want to get out my own 2 1/2" square die.

  2. I can totally relate to making blocks, etc and not knowing how to finish. then, I get stuck and move onto another project. sheesh, I have WAY too many undecided quilts...that sounds a bit better than UFO...right?