Tattered Garden



May all your ups and downs be with a needle and thread!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

I Joined GO-Ville

I really tried to win a GO on the blog giveaway's but no luck -  so I asked for one for Christmas.
Christmas afternoon while everyone was watching football I took it out to  see if I could figure out how to use it.


One of the extra dies I ordered is the Apple Core so I decided to make a scrappy Christmas apple core quilt.
After all it was Christmas.
Well,  the cutting was a lot of fun and I just kept cutting those apple cores until I ran out of scraps.

 All I can say is thank goodness I ran out of scraps!
The cutting may be easy and fun but sewing all those curves are not.


I tried pinning them together and didn't like sewing over all those pins - so I got out my trusty Elmer's school glue and tried gluing them together at the ends and centers.
I quickly got tired of that and went back to the pins because I think it was quicker.


Not one to give up I kept pinning and sewing and glueing and sewing.
I now have this great apple core quilt which I really like.
I am going to do a curved binding since I like sewing curves so much..

11 comments:

Amy said...

Very pretty quilt. I have become addicted to the tumbler.glad Santa got ya what you asked for.have fun with the GO.

Michelle said...

That is beautiful! Apple Core as at the top of my Go Cutter wish list until I found out there was a shape that will make kaleidoscope blocks. Now I'm not sure which I need more.

Sharon said...

This is adorable. Our local shop has purchased the big industrial cutter and will be cutting for customers. She wasn't sure if she was going to rent it or do the cutting themselves. I'd like to do a winding ways and a drunkards path quilt.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I am very tempted to get one....glad to see you like it. How long did it take to piece the quilt?

judith lockhart said...

Nancy, your apple core quilt is so pretty! Lots of nice Christmas fabrics. Glad you are enjoying the Go Cutter!

Helen said...

A belated Happy Christmas Nancy! welcome to the GO CUTTER clan! I just purchased the apple core die, can't wait to try it! I decided to also try the Curve-master foot, so I'll report in about that as soon as I have had a play. I also have the Tumbler die and want to use up my vast collection of reproduction fabrics using that - I love just how quickly you can cut out a whole bunch of blocks ready to sew into a quilt top.

Happy New Year :-)

SewCalGal said...

Welcome to GO! Ville. What a cute name. And welcome to the community of Bloggers with AccuQuilt products and to the Team of Bloggers with AccuQuilt products. I think you'll love your GO! and being part of GO! Ville. Stay tuned as we have some fun happenings this spring.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Quilter Kathy said...

I love that pattern...great job!
I have a mini hand pieced apple core somewhere.

Gerry Hammonds said...

Nancy, love the apple core quilt. I can't believe how fast you can make a quilt. I think you have an addiction. Of course when it comes to quilting, that is a "GOOD THING" Gerry

free indeed said...

I have that die too. I haven't used it yet, but am hoping to by the end of the month. I'm intimidated by the curves; I think that may be the reason I am dragging my feet. I wanted the GO to tame the scrap bin.

krishna said...

i just imagine your patience...