Sunday, February 22, 2015

Ten Days of Inspiration:
The AccuQuilt GO! Big Blog Hop

If you are a quilter, sewist, or are on the lookout for creative inspiration (aren't we all), then I have some wonderful news for you! The Accuquilt GO! Big Blog Hop starts this week - that's right, it starts tomorrow...and it features 10 incredible bloggers over 10 days - each with a special project tutorial to get your creative juices flowing. All the stops will share a bit about AccuQuilt's new GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter...and each one will showcase a new GO! Big Cutting Die and a unique project tutorial that uses fabric prints from the Downton Abbey collections by Andover Fabrics (Downton Abbey - Logos and Labels and Downton Abbey - The Downstairs Collection). You will have to stop back here on Monday, March 2nd, as I will be the eighth stop on this blog hop journey - but you can get started first thing Monday morning...

Here is a complete list of the 10 stops...and you can read more about each of these participants on AccuQuilt's Blog:

  1. Mon 02/23 - Beaquilter: - GO! Big Snails Trail
  2. Tues 02/24 - The Zen of Making: - GO! Big Circle
  3. Wed 02/25 - May Chappell: - GO! Big Double Wedding Ring
  4. Thurs 02/26 - Cut To Pieces: - GO! Big Churn Dash
  5. Fri 02/27 - Pleasant Home: - GO! Big Square
  6. Sat 02/28 - Free Motion by the River - - GO! Big Snails Trail
  7. Sun 03/01 - A Quilting Life: - GO! Big Churn Dash
  8. Mon 03/02 - Blue Ribbon Designs -YOU ARE HERE - GO! Big Square
  9. Tues 03/03 - Sew Many Ways: - GO! Big Double Wedding Ring
  10. Wed 03/04 - Simple Simon and Co.: - GO! Big Churn Dash
Here are the five new dies that work exclusively with the new GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter (each one is featured in the blog hop):

...and here is the spectacular GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter (and yes, you can cut two 6" wide dies side by side with six layers of fabric on each!)

I have been playing with my new GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter for a few weeks, and I can tell you, it is impressive - so quick, easy, and accurate! The GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter Starter Set includes the GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter, the GO! Flying Geese Die, a 6" x 12" cutting mat, plus a free 20-page pattern booklet which includes five Flying Geese patterns. It was really exciting for me to see the included pattern booklet, as I designed all five of the patterns included and made all of the samples....seeing them in print was a real treat! Here is a photo of the booklet and each of the projects I designed and created:

...and the most exciting news - I have designed a very special project especially for this blog hop and have written a complete tutorial with details and diagrams to share with you (you can see just a hint of it in the top right photo)....and I even shot a very short video in my studio. So, make sure you return on Monday, March won't want to miss the project tutorial for my "In-an-afternoon Organizer"...and be sure to visit the other nine stops (I promise, these talented and creative bloggers will not disappoint)...


  1. WOW!!
    Yes I am going to look at the blog hop... For future inspiration :)
    I will certainly 100% check your wonderful design out!
    What fun!
    Smiles :)

  2. Wow, Belinda! So thrilled for you. Your designing abilities truly amaze me!


  3. This hop will be so much fun, that machine is a dream for me.

    1. It is a wonderful machine - a dream to use! I hope you enjoy the blog hop - I can't wait to see what the other designers have come up with... :-)