Monday, 10 October 2011

A tutorial using my new Go! Baby Fabric cutting machine.

I had a design in my head and I needed to get it out….Once I got my new Go! Baby Fabric Cutting machine I could start!!

Go Baby pattern

I got 3 dies with my Go! Baby….they are


The 2 1/2 inch strip cutter, The Rick Rack, and the Go! Birds. I have put links into the pictures which will take you to the web pages that they are on at Accuquilt.


First up I cut two lots of strips of the green fabric and then two strips of the pink fabric and then sewed these together along the length of the strips.

gobaby (58) (Medium)

Then I laid these strips on to the strip die cutter and cut several pieces for the 4 patch squares.

gobaby (60) (Medium)

Then I cut 4 squares of the pink fabric to make the centre part of the wall hanger.

gobaby (61) (Medium)

The centre pink lengths and outer borders were cut on the 2 1/2 inch strip die cutter too. I love how easy it does this for me. There is minimal wastage too.

gobaby (9) (Medium)

After this I cut the Rick Rack using my Rick Rack die cutter on my Go! Baby fabric cutting machine.

I love my Go! Baby fabric cutting machine…..

gobaby (55) (Medium)

I put the thinner Rick Racks on the corners and blanket stitched these down. You can either do this by hand or machine…I did mine by machine.

gobaby (62) (Medium)

Then folding the larger Rick Rack in half and pressing them, I then trimmed one side of the humpy bits and then blanket stitched these onto the front of the wall hanger.

gobaby (56) (Medium)

To get this.

Go Baby pattern

Then it was time to cut out the birds.

gobaby (25) (Medium)

gobaby (43) (Medium)

I didn’t cut mine with vlisoflex ironed onto the back but you can do this if you want to. I lightly glued the birds onto the wall hanger and then blanket stitched around them. I have yet to stitch some legs for them and do the quilting but I will do that. I just wanted to show you how much fun I had.


Then I cut more strips for a quilt I am doing and these were folded to get the width of the fabric lengths. I will use these for the bindings on the quilt.

Strips for binding (2) (Medium)

Strips for binding (3) (Medium)

Strips for binding (1) (Medium)


I am flying over to Western Australia on Wednesday to see my new grandchild. He/she will be born tomorrow by C-section and I am so excited and of course the proud parents are too.

This will be Nick and Tara’s first child and it nearly was born on their wedding anniversary but won’t and it will be on the 11th October 2011. So 11-10-11… special is that?

I can hardly wait to have cuddles of my new grandchild and to see my kids and get cuddles from them and my two gorgeous grandsons as well. Ohhh…lots of cuddles for me soon. It’s been a while. The last time was when my son got married last October.

Getting a little bit emotional here now. Squish squish. lol…..remember that show Absolutely Fabulous when the mother was supposed to be all sad and cry and she couldn't so she would just say squish squish darling! Loved that show.

I will be taking my laptop with me so will be able to keep track of all the goings on in blog land etc. and will be able to show off my new grandchild too …… I am coming home next Monday, so not going for long this time.

Take care everyone and hugs to all


16 lovely people said....:

Marilyn said...

Ooh Vicki, how exciting for you. Enjoy every one of those special cuddles with your kids and grandies, and especially the new little one.
Your quilt is beautiful. What fun it must be to use the Go Cutter. So pleased you are enjoying using it.
Take care. Hugs. xx

Fiona said...

A fantastic tutorial Vic and a lovely quilt. Have a fab time in WA hun meeting your new grandbaby :) Hugs - Fee XXX

Karen said...

I like the way you have used the GO! Cutter to make you design. It is great to find out different ways to use it. Your design looks great.
Have a wonderful time with your grand baby. What a wonderful time to have together. Congratulations and good luck!

creativedawn said...

Hi Vicki,
That is a great tutorial ... a really cute quilt! I love it!


MoeWest said...

Congratulations on your new grandchild. Enjoy your visit with the family. I love the way you used the rick rack die. Your wall hanging is very cute. Thanks for the tutorial.

Graciela said...

Hi Vicky!!! congratulations, for all
kisses for you and enyoy your trip

Allie said...

Oh my goodness that little quilt is just DARLING!!! I love the rick rack die. I'm going to have to try using glue for my appliques, I quite like the sound of that. Sweetheart, I hope you have a wonderful trip, I'm so happy for you and your family - babies are just the BEST!!!!

Karen's Korner said...

Safe travels and enjoy all those cuddles that are waiting for you.

Tarnyia said...

Love your little quilt top and the tut was great... the Go Baby makes it quite easy... Oh a new Grandie how fantastic for you and all the family... enjoy your time with them all xxx

Rosa said...

A fantastic tutorial and georgeus quilt!!

Miriam said...

I love those birds!

All the best for Nick and Tara on the birth of their first child.
Enjoy your time with your new grand baby and the rest of the family in the West.

Travel safely.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh Congrats to you! How very exciting! Can't wait to see pictures of your new grandbaby! And, what a lovely mini quilt you made! So sweet of you to share your tutorial with us! Heart your creativity girlfriend!!

Gari said...

Thanks for your tutorial. I had never seen the rickrack die and think that is a great way of getting that scalloped edge on the quilt. I may just have to try it.

Barb said...

You are just so clever!

Mimi said...

I would love to win a Go! Baby to have accuracy, speed and fun! Thanks for the chance!!

Mimi said...

I am a new follower and look forward to your future posts.