Thursday, August 12, 2010

Where is the week GOing?

This week was Jo club at the quilt shop I drive over an hour to get to. What I love about the shop is they constantly switch things up and have new displays each time I visit. This quilt caught my eye instantly! I've seen many wedding ring quilts but this one with the reproduction and shirtings just does it for me!

Did somebody say templates?! In that case, I'm out! It just isn't going to happen. However, did you know that Accuquilt will have a new die out in September for the wedding ring quilt block? Imagine how easy this would be to cut now.

The UPS man showed up today with my new GO! I've been working on quilt tops all week and have several going back out in the mail tomorrow so this means I get play time and will have a GO! this weekend.
I also owe many of you a huge THANK YOU for voting on "My Sweet Addiction" Schnibble at Kelly's. You can see the post here. I guess now I'm in the running for the larger prize. I don't expect to win but it is fun having my Schnibble in the contest.

48 comments:

Barb said...

You are going to have such fun...can't wait to hear what you have to say about it!

awesome about your schnibbles...

Joyful Quilter said...

Congratulations on the win! Have fun with your new toy.

Carol said...

What a beautiful Wedding Ring quilt. Have fun playing with your GO, that is so awesome.

kim@atascaderosewingandvacuum said...

Beautiful work!
Happy stitching!
Kim

Sherry said...

You are the Grand prize winner GOOD FOR YOU. YEA you won and you got your Go today. Great day for you.

Wendy said...

Yay you! Love the double wedding ring and can't wait to see what you get going with your GO cutter ... oh where to start ?!?!? :-) Congrats on the Grand Prize Win!!

Quilt Nut said...

I adore double wedding rings. I have one I've been working on for years and I'm having a hard time with it grrrr. and yes, it was templates; they weren't as bad to cut out as you would think.

enjoy your new toy and good luck with the schnibbles.

Darlene said...

Love that wedding ring quilt, too.

OK, so I'll send my fabric to you and you can cut my quilt for me on your GO! LOL

Congrats on your win - good luck in the Big Contest.

QuiltSue said...

Woohoo. Congrats on your win. I for one think you will win the overall contest, your quilt is so gorgeous.

As for the Go!, you're GOing to love it and have loads of fun with it.

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

What a way to GO!
and Way to GO on my win. you are awesome!

my word verification is "punpro" = I wish :o)

Jackie said...

Congrats! I think the Wedding Ring and the Dresden Plate dyes are going to be extremely popular. Have a fun GO weekend! We'll all be looking forward to seeing what you end up getting in to.

Sue said...

Congratulations on winning!
I love the double wedding ring and I made one four years ago for my daughter. Didn't mind the templates at all, but I am going to make another one using inklingo's downloads.
Let us know how you like the Go. I use some quilting dies with my Big Shot stamp book cutter. Dies are quite expensive though.
Enjoy your weekend!

Screen Door said...

One of my favorite patterns.... this is the reason I'd love one of those toys.....

Lori said...

How fun to play with your Go!!
Congrats on your schnibble quilt- it deserved the recognition!!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Mary, The Wedding Ring quilt is one of the most striking I have seen! I love the shirtings and the wonderful contrast, beautiful. I am so exited that you finally received your 'GO'. Have some fun with it and tell us all about it! I have a feeling there may be a Wedding Ring quilt in your sewing future if your 'GO' will eliminate the need for templates. Enjoy!!! Big hugs coming your way.

Needled Mom said...

The GFG die would certainly be one that I would want. I have always loved that pattern.

Congratulations on your successful Schnibble.

Terry said...

Love that double wedding ring quilt! Have fun with your Go! :0)

Debi said...

Congrats on being the grand prize winner. Your quilt is stunning.

call me crazy said...

Congratulations on your win! You've been having lots of good luck lately, maybe it will hold out for the big contest~ I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! :-) Have fun with your new GO too.

WoolenSails said...

Just think how much we could get done, if we didn't need to sleep, lol. I can't wait to hear about your experience with the cutter and to see what you make.
Would like to know how it is cutting one piece, compared to six at a time.

Debbie

Carol said...

Congratulations on your Schnibble win...cheering you on in the Big Contest...You are going to have such fun with your GO! WOW! Dies to cut a Wedding Ring is awesome!

Karen said...

I haven't been to Plain and Simple in forever! Once school starts.....
I also love the idea that the displays are rotated very frequently. It keeps the shop fresh! :0) The Wedding Ring is gorgeous! I do hope that it is still up and displayed when I finally am able to get over there.
I've seen the "Go" advertised but have not had the opportunity to try it out. I can't wait to hear how it works out for you. Might just have to borrow it to do that wedding ring!!!

Mary said...

Congrats on your GO! Now break it out and have some fun!

Stina said...

Oh my ...that is a striking wedding ring quilt.. gorgeous... :o) Have fun playing with your Go this weekend!!
And congrats!! :O))

Cathi said...

Congratulations on the win!
That is a very different double wedding ring -- quite striking in those fabrics.
I cannot wait to hear what you think of the GO.

Lynn said...

I'm with Karen, once school starts I'm hitting some of the quilt shops around - definitely Plain and Simple. That Go looks like so much fun. Exciting about your schnibble quilt!

missjane said...

Mary, congrats on your win! Your quilt is lovely! Thanks for sharing pics of the quilt shop. I hope I'll see you there again soon. Hugs, Jane

Kaaren said...

You "GO" girl.

Have fun playing with your new toy.

Quilt Rat said...

Did you knock the poor UPS driver over?! Just think of all the Schnibbles you can cut with this!!!!

okay .....so here is the plan...tell hubby that it's a take out weekend and enjoy your new toy!!!!

Pat said...

Can't wait to hear how you like using the GO!

Jo said...

Congrats on the Schnibble...it was truly a beauty...and my favorite!

I ordered the wedding ring set for my Go! so if you decide to make one, you can borrow my die. I've been trying to decide if I want to make a traditional or one like in your picture...I'm thinking picture.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your Schnibbles is a winner!
Can't wait to see how you like your new GO and also if you get the wedding ring die!

andsewon said...

Congrats on your win and good luck on the new contest as well!
That really is a lovely wedding ring quilt.
Have fun trying out your new GO! toy..;-)
Hugs,
Lola

Wendy said...

I love the DWR done in reproductions. That reminds me I have one part way done in pinks and browns. Congrats on winning.

Janet said...

I loved your Scribble! Have a fun week-end playing. :)

Sue-Anne said...

That Wedding Ring quilt is beautiful but I think too complicated for me. Have fun playing with your new toy.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I love the wedding ring quilt -- it's so us! Love the fabrics, and I like the way the background is pieced. Really cool!

I'm so glad your GO arrived. I'm anxious to hear your thoughts about it.

Congratulations on winning the Schnibbles contest! Keeping my fingers crossed for your in the big contest!

julieQ said...

I am glad for you...and that is one beautiful wedding ring quilt!

Sharon said...

So glad you won...and it was a well deserved win! Hope you win the next section!!!!

Denise :) said...

Congrats to you!!! I'm excited to see what you come up with you GO! :)

Janet said...

I love the DWR, what a boon to be able to accurately cut the pieces out with speed.

Barb said...

great wedding quilt, I love the shirting.
Good luck with your bigger prize, hope you get it.
have fun with GO - let us know what you think.

Barb said...

great wedding quilt, I love the shirting.
Good luck with your bigger prize, hope you get it.
have fun with GO - let us know what you think.

Micki said...

Have fun with you Go! The new dies sound great!
Micki

Becky said...

Congratulations on winning the Schnibbles contest! That's so exciting. Enjoy your Go!

Carrie P. said...

I love that about the shop too. It is like visiting some place new every time I go in which isn't often.
Have fun with your GO.
Congratulations about winning and good luck for the bigger prize.

Kim D. said...

Beautiful Wedding Ring quilt. My friend made the new modern WR and it turned out gorgeous. I may have to try that pattern sometime. Congrats on your new Go cutter, how awesome. Enjoy!!

Candace said...

I'm glad you're having so much fun with your new GO, Mary!
Cheers!