Tuesday, July 20, 2010

ACCUQUILT GO CUTTER CAUSES GIDDINESS!!!

That is right, I am just beside myself with giddiness...... see for yourself...


You all have seen the center section of this quilt, it is made from scraps, I had actually cut some out a long long long time ago, and I had some 1/2 triangle squares from another project and....yep...there is More.... I had cut out a bunch with the Go cutter when I first got it, infact I was being run over by 2 1/2 inch square.

So.....I ordered the flower applique dies with this very intention.

Didn't know exactly how until I saw Splitting Stitches blog today....then it came to me. I spent my morning with my Go cutter.

It took me 4 hours to iron the fusible, cut, and iron on the quilt...oh...and to attach the border and play on the computer. Do you think I could have done 32 flowers, 32 circles, 32 stems in that short of time without the cutter? NO>>>NO>>>NO>>>> IT IS AWESOME!!!! No tracing....it is wonderful....

All I need to do now is applique them down. YEPEEEE!!!!!

View from the air.....my chair was my airplane....great view wouldn't you say?

I had cut out some leaves to add on it but decided not to, too busy....so this is what I did with the leaves and......I had a few extra scraps with the fusible on them....and I made a pink one. Now.....I really like the six petals.....do you like the six or the five? I am going to use both in the same quilt, no matter to me...waste not want not...right????

For the final border of the quilt above, I have sewn together more 2 1/2 inch squares and hopefully, have enough to do a double row....if not.....you know what I will be using.....


48 comments:

Pat said...

That quilt is GREAT!!! I also like the 6 petals better, but of course you can use some of each in the same quilt. I love how the GO! makes projects so much more enjoyable!

Pokey said...

Oh, how I love this, Barb! I'm in a few GO giveaways, this kinda quilt is so fun. You are good with yours!!

JustCindy said...

You were busy today. Love the flowers.

wackywoman said...

What a happy quilt. I love it. You are right, it is a great tool. So you must be a happy quilter too!

Fleurette said...

Your quilt is gorgeous!I love those flowers.That Go cutter is awesome, super fast!

Melinda Cornish said...

wow! I love that quilt...the flowers around the border are just perfect....You are a great advertisement for the go cutter....and I have to ask...does it make you giddy or gaddy? bad joke I know.....lol....

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Love the scrappy quilt. The flower borders is a great touch.

I like the 6 petals. Five petals make it look like one petal fell off.

Vicki said...

Love it Barb.....lots of sewing with all those squares :) The flowers look fabulous too and I like both flowers :)

hetty said...

Fantastic! That certainly was fast! I love it!

Jackie said...

This is definitely one of my favorite quilts of yours. Nice job!

Fiesta said...

Now Barb, as a scrap quilter you know this is my kind of quilt. It is fabulous!!!! I love it.

Kristine said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Marie said...

Love that quilt with the flowers on the border,it is amazing that the go will just do everything!!Will be waiting to see the leaf quilt too. I am hoping for a Go spmeday. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Marie

Terry said...

Nice quilt! The flowers are perfect, and adding a pieced border will finish it off nicely! I like the look of the six leaves myself. :0)

Sarcastic Quilter said...

It looks fantastic! You are an accu-cutting fool... :D

Crispy said...

Great quilt Barb!!! I like either 5 or 6...

Crispy

Deanna said...

It is beautiful, Barb. I love the patches with the applique border. How big is it? It looks fairly large. Makes me want to throw out raspberry picking and jam making and just sew today.

joanne lendaro said...

LOVE IT!!!! The border looks WONDERFUL!! The flowers are so EASY to cut! Guess I should have taken a closer look on FB, but that's what I love about blogger, closer looks!!

YOU are having waaayyy too much fun with that GO!!!!

Sandy said...

Told ya that punch of gold was wonderful! I love this cheery "giddy Gaddy" quilt- and the extras! Sheesh, you are a never ending wonder LOL....Sandy in MD

Yvette said...

Geez! That is awesome!!!!!!! I like the flowers on the bottom with 5 or 6, doesn't matter. They are all great!

Debi said...

Beautiful Barb, the flowers really make that quilt shine!

Mandy said...

Barb, I really love this quilt :)

I like the 5 petals better... but I like things a little wonky... I think the 6 appeals more to people who are a little more traditional. But that's just my 2cents!

Greg said...

I'm thinking a better title for this post would be "Accuquilt Go cutter causes GADDYness!!" Your work is amazing. The more I see of what you've done with the GO! the more I need to get my hands one one!

Just JaiCi's Crafts said...

I like the 5 petal better...but I like things that AREN'T perfectly symmetrical :)
I can't wait to see the flower quilt that you make with them!!

kpaints said...

OMG, this is ABSOLUTELY DIVINE! Just GORGEOUS!!!!! AWESOME!!! Love, love, love it! And 5 is very good!

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Barb, that is so cute.. love scrappy quilts and those flowers really set it off perfect...

Connie204 said...

Love both. Connie204

Pamela said...

That is beautiful! I love scrappy. I started cleaning out my scrap basket and cutting squares on my cutter a few weeks ago. Thank you for the inspiration.

pajudie said...

Love your quilt, Barb - that GoCutter is really great!!! I like the six petals, too. Usually, I prefer an odd number, but the six seems to be a little better.
Judie

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh my goodness, I just love that Barb!! Love the flowers with 5 petals, they look like they are blowing in the wind!! Beautiful!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

OK you blog looks different,I cannot place it. But I like it!!

Barb said...

The flower border is perfect for your scrappy quilt. Beautiful! I like both 5 and 6. The pink flower wants a stem :D

Linda said...

Now, how cute is that! I love the border and I agree, the leaves would have probably been too busy.

I like the 6 leaves myself...Good job on all of it.

Our LQS rents out the Go cutter. I plan on renting it and trying it out first to see if I rally want one...

KimT said...

WONDERFULL WORK!

Joanna said...

Six. I love that quilt! The flower border is a great touch to all of the color in the main piece. It's like a wildflower garden.

Judy C said...

Love the scrappy with flowered borders, you are amazing on what you accomplish. I need to mend quickly I itching to stitch!
I need me a GO GO!

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

love it, this is sooooo mine, i'll be right down......love it

Melissa said...

Barb, it looks really cute! And I like the six myself.

Cyndi said...

Wow, wow, and wow! Love that quilt! And I personally like the six petals, but the two together are great, too!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Jacque said...

Love your quilt.. and I want a GO... I have green eyed jealousy right now.

I like the 6 petals best.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Oh yeah Baby....I love the squares and using up scraps....that makes it so much fun....like making a free quilt.

Smiles,
Kelly

Micki said...

I love the quilt and the flowers are so pretty!Glad that you had fun with the Go!
Micki

Corrie said...

Looks like fun!

SheilaC said...

I vote 6 petals too.... that quilt is gorgeous!! All those little squares :)
I hope that tired you out some so you could get some sleep.... I hate when I can't sleep!

Those zipper bags are too funny!

SheilaC

sewmeow said...

Love the scrappy one, Barb, and your "leftover leaves" will be pretty too. I prefer the 6 petal ones. You are so sharp for no sleep.....wow!

Elizabeth said...

Barb, that is really amazing! I just LOVE it! What a fun blog!

xo -E

Elizabeth said...

I forgot to say that I just love the appliqué border. I can't get enough of this quilt. It is so beautiful!

Briarside Lane said...

love this one! ...Karen