Monday, July 4, 2011


I tried out my new GO! dies this weekend and made a few samples.

This is Winding Ways. I have plans to make a bed quilt with Bali fabrics and this die. I just have to figure out how to minimize the bulky seams. All the pieces of the block went together so well, it was an easy block to make. They are 8" blocks.

This one is Rob Peter to Pay Paul. Another easy block to make once I figured out the best way for me to make it. I have seen different methods online, but I found that 3 pins (one in the middle and at both ends) worked the best for me. The blocks are 7".
I think I am really going to enjoy this die as there are so many possibilities for it.

Here is one.
I have also seen it with different fabrics in the center using a layer cake and all the same fabric for the melons (shown here).
Plus another one where all the melons are made from scraps and the centers are the same fabric (shown here).
I have even seen one with a crazy quilted center.
I just need more hours in the day!

I finished this months Hop to It block.

Hard to see, but this weekend there were two partridges and about a dozen babies walking through the yard - so cute!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Soph said...

Amazing! I saw a quilt like that on the weekend, made entirely by hand piecing :-)
It is beautiful!!
I love your colours! And cannot wait to complete some of your blocks.

Ann Marie said...

oh the winding ways die, that is on my "I want it" list. I am glad to hear that it is easy to sew together. Will watch for your finished quilt using that one.

Me and My Stitches said...

Love your blocks! I want a Go cutter!

Stray Stitches said...

Wonderful blocks! It looks like you are having fun with your new dies.
How fun to be able to watch the family of partidges!!

Raewyn said...

The accurate cutting of the Go dies look like they make these blocks more straight forward - looks like you are having fun having a lay :-)
I am about ready to make this month's Hop To It block - yaay!!

Needled Mom said...

Those blocks look fabulous. I have always loved the Winding Ways quilts.

Ahhh...the partridges are so cute. Our momma and daddy quail brought their babies out this week to the feeders.

Joan said...

Joanne - your blocks are great! I thihk I need to find out a but more about the Go-cutter...later :) You are completeing so much.

I so wish to start my hop to it blocks but cant figue out how to enlarge the blocks and cant get to any shops for now. What size are the finished blocks? Yours are looking wonderful!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I love your blocks; everything is always so pretty here. I'm looking forward to working up the Hop to It block; all of those blocks are so cute.

Myra said...

Wonderful GO piece play there Joanne! Lots of possibilities!! 8-)

Your Hop to It block is great! A wonderful background choice!

corina said...

I love the winding ways. It will be spectacular with Bali fabrics!