Monday, 9 April 2012
Playing with my Go Baby
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 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