Saturday, October 02, 2010

Look at What I Got!!!

Yey!!!  I finally got one!  I got an Accuquilt Go!! machine and a bunch of dies!!  Woot!

I am so excited about this machine for appliques.  I hate tracing and cutting out shapes so this will definitely make things a lot easier for me.  You can't really see it well in this picture - sorry - but on the very right is the critters die and I just love it!!!  I think they would be sooo cute cut out of batiks.  Or in baby fabrics - maybe this will make me do a different baby quilt instead of my usual 4-patch 1-patch quilt ;)

I think that a great quilt would be the tumbler blocks - in batik - with the critters in the boarder.  Too many possibilities.  I also want to get the rag dies and the Rose of Sharon die.  I think that the rag die is brilliant and takes away the yucky snip - snip - snipping ;-)  I have a couple quilts I need to quilt before I can play too much with this baby but I am really excited by the possibilities.

What dies do you guys have?  Which do you find the most useful or smartest?


Anonymous said...

I love your enthusiasm, Katrina! I'm not the crafty-type person mostly because I didn't have a crafty-type mom but wanted you to know I think all your quilts are beautiful!

SewCalGal said...

Congratulations. And welcome to the Team of Bloggers with AccuQuilt products.

My recommendations for dies is for you to step back and think about what quilt designs you want to make. Do you want to piece blocks, do applique, etc. Have the dies speak to you, just like fabric calls out to you to make it into a quilt. I love all the dies but I like it when they call to me to make a quilt!


Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

SewCalGal has some good advice. I bought the starter die set and love the variety it gives me. I also have the tumbler and LOVE it! Before I buy a die now I step back and really look at them and think about what I want to make. I love to hand sew hexagons and make yo-yos and circle quilts so those will probably be the next ones I buy.

Have fun!

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