Sunday, October 3, 2010

Are You Considering A GO?

Many of you have already seen the big announcement from Accuquilt this past Friday with the news about the NEW Baby GO! and lots of new dies right? If not, scoot on over to Accuquilt and check it out! They have a handy dandy chart that explains differences in the three models. I think many of you are now questioning which one would be best for your quilting needs and budget. So continue reading...

Today was GO! day using Robbing Peter to Pay Paul die. I was a bit worried about sewing the curves so I had purchased a Curve Master foot in case I needed it. Bloggers alerted me to this foot with rave reviews. Obviously I haven't much patience today as it was a pain and tossed back into the packaging to keep for another day. I'm sure once mastered it could be a great tool and I wouldn't require use of all the pins.

This GO! die is NOT compatible with the NEW GO! Baby. I said IS NOT! So I say again, if you are considering a GO! you need to know that NOT ALL of Accuquilt's dies work on the Baby GO!



I love this die! I whipped up these four blocks in no time flat. The die has notches for easy alignment of your pieces and LOOK I made four without any extra tools besides my pins! I originally planned a runner but then the GO! die comes with a free pattern to make nifty round pillow....decisions, decisions! I'll think on it a bit.

45 comments:

CaraQuilts said...

Thanks for the heads up!

Carrie P. said...

Very cool! I been seeing the news about the new baby.

Jen said...

Looking good! I still have my eye on that die!

Cathy said...

Very cool! This is the first block I've seen that has made me interested in getting a Go! die cutter. Might be worth it...

Barb said...

Oh...I just love what you did with that die...looks amazing.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Very cute! I noticed that in the promo ads for the baby GO they say for the 'occasional' quilter, so I don't think it would be for me because you know I am crazy about it! LOL

Pat said...
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Pat said...

Sorry to have deleted that last comment, but I really fat-fingered the computer keys! Wat a mess.

I just succumed and purchased a Go! I opted not to get the Baby because I just didn't want to fuss with incompatable dies, and some of the dies I want are not Baby-able.

BTW, I have the Curve Master foot -- even took a class at last year's PA Quilt Show. Mine is back in the packaging as well. Just could not get the hang of it, even with the class. I think the notching helps quite a bit.

Kaaren said...

Your blocks look great, Mary.

I'll take your word for it that they were easy to assemble. *wink*

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Those blocks are beautiful Mary! Glad you are enjoying your GO!

Vivian said...

I'm on the fence regarding the GO. I'm gathering all the info I can find to read about both versions, so thanks for more food for thought.

Notches have been my friends since my days of garment sewing. Nice to hear they're back with some of the dies.

You did great without that foot. Nice blocks!

WoolenSails said...

They definitely came out beautifully.
Love the colors too.

Debbie

Stitched With Prayer said...

Mary, I figured that some of the dies I would want wouldn't be compatible with the small GO!. The Dresden Plate I'm wondering about. BUT, I love the Robbing P to pay P. Your project is going to be beautiful no matter what you decide to make. I really love the fabrics you are using for this piece. Hey, aren't those pins just the best thing? LOL. I keep going back to them over and over again! Hugs...

Karen said...

Very interesting blocks. I say that because I was going to make a quilt from a Linda Brannock book that makes this block with the melons being appliqued on. Maybe I should rethink. The pattern in the book is called "Squint Your Eyes". Uses all plaids except for the melons.

Anonymous said...

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul is my favorite political block (well, that and Drunkard's Path).

I use a coffee can to cut mine. A GO! is slightly tempting now.

GerryART said...

I don't have a GO! YET ! ! ! ! !
But encouraged to read that your Rob Peter to Pay Paul came together easily.
One of the dies I do want is the Drunkards Path - since reading your post I am encouraged.
Hugs & ♥♥♥s,
Gerry

Barb said...

love the new blocks!
was the curve hard to piece? do you use the curved piecing foot? just wondering.

Chelle (Dana) said...

Hey Mary, I just finished a 3 day Shop Hop here in Kansas and got to see how the GO works. Thinking I might have to put it on my Santa Wish List.

Trish said...

Loved seeing your post. I am right behind you. I have the Rob Peter to pay Paul die and I just received my curve master foot. Now, just need to find the time to test it out!. Thanks

Pat said...

Love those blocks you did. I, too, know several who say the Curve Master foot is easy AND wonderful. I just cannot get the hang of it nor can the friend who went with me to the quilt show and bought a Curve Master foot, also. *sigh* We are still hoping that SOMEDAY a fairy will sprinkle some magic dust on us and those silly Curve Master feet and we WILL learn to use them well.

onlymehere said...

Decisions, decisions! I made one of these quilts for my DIL's wedding shower. She picked the colors and pattern and I took a class to do it. It was a pain, pure and simply. With a Go I think it was be pretty simple and turn out much better. Some day I think I'll have to get one but I have to get all the kids married first...but then would I make enough quilts to make it worth it? What to do, what to do, lol!

Loris said...

Good review for the Go! I love your block. I purchased a curve master about 6 years ago and have only fiddled with it once as well. I'll have to pull it out and see if I can do it or not cuz I don't even remember.

Jo said...

Oh Mary..Isn't it fun to play with the new dies. I am working on something with the diamond. It's FUN! I'm SO glad I gotta Go!

Julia said...

Looking good...I love what you did with that die.
Oh, how i would love to buy the GO...they cost so much over here..
Same here with the curve foot, I always end up with one end shorter and gave up..

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Gorgeous blocks! So perfectly pieced.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I love that block! It looks great!

QuiltSue said...

That's another die on my wish list. I really do love your blocks and think a round cushion sounds great.

Shelley said...

Holy crap Mary those are groovy!! LOL! Try the curve master again...it really does work great with just a slight learning curve that is worth it...then you'll never sew a curve again without it!

Janet said...

Now that is a good die to have, it's such a pain cutting out the funny shaped pieces.

busymom said...

The round pillow sounds tempting. The blocks look great, seems so easy.

Deanna said...

glad to know i'm not the only one not getting the hang of the curve master foot.....mine too had landed back in the package!

Marilyn Robertson said...

Love your blocks! I'm glad to hear they were easy to make. I think a Go! cutter would be a lot of fun.

Shakerwood said...

I haven't tried the Curve Master foot. I hope you have time to "master" it soon.....insert giggle here!

quiltingnana said...

beautiful block...will have to look at that die more closely and put it on my wish list!

Cathi said...

That is one of my favourite blocks. I keep thinking that may be the perfect block for a green and white quilt. Maybe.

Cathi said...

That is one of my favourite blocks. I keep thinking that may be the perfect block for a green and white quilt. Maybe.

Stray Stitches said...

Your blocks are great. Just preordered a baby GO the other day and can't wait to get it. I did go through the compatible dies and I think there was everything I wanted. I don't really do curves so the die you used wouldn't be for me. Thanks for the advice.

julieQ said...

Very pretty blocks...I found some dies on e-bay too.

Needled Mom said...

It is a gorgeous pattern made up and I am sure it is a LOT easier that trying to cut it our with templates!!!!

belinda said...

Oh girl....I'm thinking your little blocks are great!!! I have been debating for a 'cutter' for over a year now!!

Canadian Kristin said...

I am brand new quilter and have beeen hemming and hah-ing over purchasing a GO or GO Baby. I think you are leaning me back towards the GO! Thanks for the review!

Millie said...

Mary, well done. I like the two colors you used. I have the curve master foot on my wish list. LOL

Cindy said...

Thanks for the review Mary. I haven't used this die yet but now look forward to doing so.
I'm still happy I have the GO and have no regrets.

Happy Friday, Dear Lady.

corinne said...

Thank you the information about the curve master foot. I never heard of it. The blocks came out beautiful. I like the choice of fabric also

paulette said...

I can't wait to try this die...still in the wrapper!! So pretty! thanks for the inspiration!
Paulette