Wednesday, August 11, 2010

here's the scoop

My grandson has gone home so I am back at quilting.

I found that the pieces that I cut with the GO cutter on Monday went together so well. The corners matched up easily...and as you know I am a perfectionist.  I only took apart a couple of seams when I made 18 blocks. The triangles were cut with the little dog ears trimmed so matching the points was a snap. The squares were cut so accurately that putting them together just seemed to be automatic.
The seams I ripped out probably didn't need to be redone but having the littlest seam off drives me nuts. The design on the light blue fabric would have hidden them, I'm sure.


In just 15 more posts, I'll hit 200 posts. I have been trying to figure out how to celebrate so I decided to have a giveaway prize....for my followers. So here is what I will do. Followers who comment on at least three of my posts between now and then will have their names put in a drawing. Those who are followers as of today get one extra chance in the drawing. This doesn't eliminate new followers and it thanks those who have been with me for some time and contine to visit. Since I post on the average about 2-3 times a week, it should be about the middle of September when I have posted enough because I am really going to try to post at least 3 times a week.
One of my guilds, Seaside Applique,  is planning a fabric buying trip to Lancaster PA's Amish country on September 16th so I will buy special fabric on that trip for the winner. In one of your comments, be sure to tell me your favorite color of fabric or the color you really would like to add to your stash in case you are the winner.

So friends, until then, let's quilt!

14 comments:

Deb said...

I have heard nothing but amazing comments about the GO quilt. Sounds great. How exciting going on a fabric buying trip to Amish country, I can only imagine how amazing that would be.

Needled Mom said...

What fun. It would be so nice to have the dog ears cut off already and I would imagine that makes matching so much easier.

Pat said...

The block looks EXCELLENT and I can attest to the fact that you are a perfectionist......and do rip out at times when you needn't do that. LOL

Kaye said...

I can hardly believe you are close to 200 posts
















my favorite color is purple but right now :I need fall colors

Kaye said...

my favorite color is purple but now I am in need of fall colors

Quilting Lab said...

Hey Kathy, I am so not the perfectionist that you are... but the GO pieces went together better than any others I've done! I must caution that if you cut with GO and add a rotary cut piece I found them to be very 'off'.
Giveaway sounds fun and my favorite colors are blue and yellow because I can't decide on one!
Sherry

Winona said...

Great block. That GO Cutter must be an amazing machine. I love buying fabric at the nearest Amish fabric store. Of course, it is about 90 miles away, so I don't go but a couple of times a year. Have fun. Winona

Just JaiCi's Crafts said...

Love the colors - red always makes me happy :)

Valerie said...

Oh this sounds so fun! I am so glad that I came to visit you! I love your block and I want to check out that GO cutter. I don't think I have ever saw it.

Micki said...

I love your block! The colours are so nice! I used to love going to the Amish country in PA.
Micki

Micki said...

I am a follower of yours.
Micki

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

i love a giveaway and love that block, the points are right on, looks so crisp

Jandi said...

I keep hearing such good things about the GO. One day I will convince my husband that I "need" one. Or, I'll just buy myself one at Christmas and put "from Santa" on the tag. That may be the easier option! ha!

QuiltSue said...

One of the things I love about the Go! is the way it makes matching so easy. Your fabric buying trip sounds wonderful. I would love to be able to do that.