Wednesday, June 23, 2010
OK, OK, now I understand what all the hoopla is about. Yesterday afternoon at about 4:30 I ventured into the sewing room determined to cut something with my new GO cutter. I've been needing to find a pattern to do for my great nephew for his birthday. I looked over the one sheet that I got with my cutter - one with various blocks that can be cut with the GO. I decided on a sawtooth saw. I have a pretty large piece of a dinosaur novelty print and what 3 year old isn't a big fan of dinosaurs!! It would be perfect for the large square center for the sawtooth star. I sat and looked at this fabric, decided to use two different "tan" fabrics for my background and some bright colors for the star points. I pulled out the dies needed for the block, and set up my cutter. (Not a hard job since you just open it and place it on the table.) This time I tried something different -- I actually read the inserts for each die!!. I am usually a person who believes that the instruction sheet for any project is vital, but for some reason when I started cutting strips, I just "winged" it. Oh, no, no -- not this time. And by the time the twins arrived at 6:10 to help to cook dinner, I had all twelve blocks cut for the quilt. And now I understand the excitement about the cutter. I'm not good with a rotary cutter, probably because I can't stand on my feet long enough to use it. But this GO cutter is, as my great nephews would say, "da bomb". This morning I'm going to start sewing the blocks and hopefully will have pictures to post tomorrow. And so, a big thanks to Pat from DE for being my inspiration. Now if I could just master EQ6 !! That's another week.