Last night, while watching Dirty Dancing with Patrick Swayze “I had…the time of my life…and I owe it alllll to yoooouuu…Lady GO!GO!”
Yup! I played with my GO! while watching Patrick putting the moves on Jennifer Grey..while on the dance floor! Love that movie!! I could tell you lots of stories about my eldest daughter and Patrick Swayze…as she idolized him when she was young!! But no time for that now…we’ve got the GO! out!
SEW… let me show you what I worked on. When you win a GO! you get to pick 3 FREE dies and the choices are mind blowing. This was one of my picks~ and I’m so glad I did…it comes with this pattern by Alex Anderson…A quick and easy way to make this scrappy 4 patch star, plus flying geese, square in a square and hourglass blocks. The first thing I did was make a cardboard template of the size of the cutting blades. This way I know what size to cut my fabric so that I have no waste. Someone said that this sounds like a lot of work…
NOT so…hardly takes any time at all with this template…just lay it on several layers of fabric and whack away…done!! It doesn’t have to be perfect!
NOW comes the fun part~ lay the print on the cutting die face up and the solid background fabric face down…think of them as kissing..(everyone make a kissing sound…geeze…I think I taught Grade One way too long! :o)
Put the lid on…that’s the cutting mat… and crank it through…
Aren’t they pretty…?
and LOOK..they are all paired up, ready to be stitched…
And then chain stitched the triangles.
Stitch them together…and PRESTO! Hour Glass blocks…in a couple of minutes!!
How easy was that…and all done while Dirty Dancing with Patrick Swayze!
I can’t wait to try the 4 patch star!! But first I NEED to make some more Hourglass Blocks!! SEW easy, quick and accurate…I think I’ve said all this before…ya ya…like a broken record…just tune me out like everyone else!!
Sew while I do some fancy foot work with Lady GO! GO! why don’t you GO! HERE to enter the GO! Give Away! OH, you’ve done that already? Well then you get to GO! have fun! Hope to see you tomorrow!!
Have a super Saturday and Happy Quilting!!~P