Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Who's playing with her new AccuQuilt GO! ???

I'm sure lots of people are!  Do you remember Teresa, who won the GO! giveaway on this blog?  She exercised impressive self control, and finished up the project she was working on before starting one with her GO!  What can I say- she's an accountant.  She probably has a tidy sewing area and knows where to find all of her patterns, too.  But I like her, anyway.  :-)

Teresa is starting on Bountiful Baskets and she says they are going together really fast.  That's how it is with the GO!  You still have to sew- the quilts don't make themselves.  But cutting takes a lot of the time when making a quilt, and the GO! slices that time way down.  We can't wait to see this when it's done, Teresa!

Teresa's blog... It's All Good.

And ME?  Well.... I've gotten back to my blogging and now I'm getting back to quilting.  I'm working on several projects right now (I'm sure I'd drive Teresa nuts).  I haven't forgotten that I promised you a detailed tutorial on the Double Wedding Ring quilt.  I was working so hard on the wedding quilt, right up to the last minute and didn't take as many photos as I would have liked.  But the good news is that i am going to make another one- for my other son and his wife.  They got married 2 1/2 years ago and I never made them a wedding quilt.  I want to get working on it and spend some dedicated time each week so it can (hopefully) be done for their anniversary this summer.  I'll blog about it as I go, and I won't be as rushed so you'll get plenty of detail.

The black and red DWR that I gave to my younger son and his wife for their wedding a few days after Christmas is actually not totally done.  It looked done in the pictures, but the longarm quilter wanted to do a little more on it, so I gave it back to her after the wedding photos were taken.  And of course, I don't have it bound yet.  As soon as I get it back, I'll show you close ups of the quilting and show you how to make bias binding and bind a quilt with a scalloped edge.  We'll be doing lots of DWR tutorials over the next 5 months or so.

Planned for this year with the GO! are a Dresden Plate, a Hexagon quilt, and a Chisel quilt, for starters.  I'm going on a few quilt retreats this spring so I should be able to take a good bite out of my project list.  My quilt guild has a "UFO Contest" going so I'll be doing a big push to finish things up for the next few months.

Speaking of retreats.... well.... I think I'll save that for tomorrow. :-)


WoolenSails said...

I have been making hexagons with mine, but the first die, bent, got a new one and the middle die bent, not having good luck.


Anonymous said...

I shamefully have not been using mine. =( I have 1/2 of a rag quilt cut out...the top half. Now I need to cut the bottom. =)

quiltingnana said...

I love my GO....her baskets are looking great

taylorsoutback said...

Really like those baskets - always a favorite and that link to the cooking blog - wow! Ice cream/custard/meringue - yum.

Thanks so much for dropping by and becoming a follower.
By the way - that lovely bunch of lavender you sent resides on my bedside table in a tall vase. It has helped to keep me afloat this long, cold winter.

QuiltSue said...

I'm busy at the moment sewing together Drunkard's Path blocks which I cut with mine. I've also just finished a top where all the strips were cut with it. It is so quick and I specially love it for cutting curved pieces.

Lynne4444 said...

Oh my, all these quilting plans. When will you ever come back to us and knit?!!! :)

Sue said...

I'll ALWAYS have something on the sticks, Lynn! Right now, I have 3 pairs of socks, and a pair of cabled mittens in progress.... lots of single socks that need a mate!

Micki said...

I will have to get that die...It looks like so much fun!

quilary said...

I don't dare cut out any blocks with mine, or I would end up so undecided as to what to sew first, I'd get nothing done!
I thought your UFO contest was going to be about how many you could accumulate - not how many you finish!