Tuesday, August 02, 2011

One Die Quilt with Accuquilt GO! Baby Fabric Cutter: Part 2

We're back with our little landscape quilt made with the AccuQuilt GO! Baby Daisy die and the sweet little GO! Baby Fabric Cutter. This daisy die is so charming! And I love how versatile it is. Prepare to be amazed today and to win a GO! Baby die from AccuQuilt too!

Speaking of winners. Our winner of yesterday's GO! Baby die from AccuQuilt is Janelle from Michigan. Congratulations Janelle!

Two hills are on the background fabric. Note the negative section of fabric to the left. We'll need that for the next step.
When we last saw our little landscape quilt, we had made 2 hills by placing petals from the Daisy die onto the right of our Pickle Juice Green background fabric and free-cutting one of the negative (or cut away) sections to fit around the petals. 
See that negative section of fabric to the left in the photo above? Watch how we use it.

How to Make the Trees for the Little Landscape Quilt

  • Cut a rectangle around the large petals from another negative section of the die cut fabric using the decorative blade. 
  • Cut that rectangle in half through the center of the negative petal shape. 
  • These become the tree trunks.
  • Place the tree trunks on the top of the hills. Fuse-tack into place.
  • Add a small petal horizontally between the tree trunks to form the very top of the hill.
  • Place 3 large petal shapes and 7 small petal shapes vertically on the tree trunks to form the trees.
  • Add 3 small petal shapes to the 3 large petal shapes to decorate the large trees.
  • Fuse-tack into place.
Wow that was fun! We planted our very own forest! I feel like a lumberjack.

While I go put my forestry outfit away, please leave a comment on today's blog and you may be the winner of an AccuQuilt GO! Baby die
And return tomorrow for another lesson and a give away from AccuQuilt!

89 comments:

Sally Westcott said...

Wow! Pick me Pick Me! Please!
I love what you have done - using positive and negative images!

Hugz

Susan said...

I love where you are going with this, but I must be in a princess state of mind today because I see crowns and jewels instead of trees.

gill said...

I agree with Susan! definitely crowns! but what a great way of using scraps - I always thought the Go would be very wasteful of fabric!
Thanks Laura

eily62 said...

I can't wait to see tomorrow's additions!

María Cristina said...

Fantástico!!!
Me gusta, es rápido y divertido!!

pburketb said...

Would love one. Can't wait to check in tomorrow

Gene Black said...

You continue to amaze me. I can't wait to see what else you manage with this ONE die.
Pick me! (please)

sanann said...

wow...amazing use of all the scraps. Looking forward to the next blog. Sandi

Sandy Gregg said...

What a great use for the die cuts. I can't wait to try it myself. I especially love the use of negative space.

Sandy

TheaM said...

great concept - love what you are doing with the 'negatives' and looking forward to tomorrow's post!

go Go Baby!!! Go Laura!!!

Sequana said...

I've been saving my circle negatives but not sure how to use them.........yet. At least I didn't toss them, right?

This is a great way to use everything! If I don't win, I'm getting this die really soon.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

This is such a cool machine, I would love to win one or I may have to just buy one! What a time saver!!!

Violette Severin said...

The die cutter is fabulous. I had a class with you 2 or 3 years ago and could not cut out shapes as well as others so I never tried to make anything in your books. This machine makes me believe that I can make a decent quilt using your fusing techniques.

Debbie said...

More great ideas, Laura. Looking forward to seeing more building on this.

Kathy said...

Your brain must be in constant overdrive to come up with new images all the time. Great idea with this one!

MooseStash Quilting said...

I must admit, I had no idea just what you were talking about when you said you were using negative space. Girl, that's just pretty darn ingenious! :-)

Kathleen said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOO....another chance to win!

Kristine said...

I would love to win a die! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Gayle from MI said...

You are having way too much fun at "work"!

Connie said...

How neat! I can really see crowns here, great use of the extras.

Helen Brown said...

Wow, great use of negative shapes and thinking out side the box. Also love how you use the colors and explain how you are using them. Thanks Helen

Linda Smith said...

Your lovely bright fabrics seem made for the go cutter.

Gale, pursuing as much as I can as fast as I can! said...

Crowns, volcanoes, birthday cake candles. And trees. Lots of ideas running around the swamp that is my brain!!

Janine said...

How creative, wonderful use of scrap fabric. The Accuquilt Go! is wonderful.
janinewight101@gmail.com

Stray Stitches said...

I'm so enjoying watching your process. I would love it if you selected me!!!

JustCallMeElle said...

Those 'crowns' are such a cool use of positives and negatives. :-) For the woodland prince and princess?

- Ellen
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Josie McRazie said...

You are such an artist! I would love to give it a whirl!! Let me win! hehe Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

Susan said...

OMG! You can "GO" super fast fusing a design with the Accuquilt Go. Allows more design time instead of fumbling at cutting out fabric shapes. Amazing!!!!

Jane said...

Trying again,
Jane

Pam said...

Pickle juice green is my new favorite color! If I could win that AccuQuilt stuff, I would surely buy a couple yards of that lovely fabric to use for background!

Jackie said...

It just looks like pure fun!

Gari said...

This is fun. I am so literal that it is hard for me to think abstract, in quilting that is. I think I will be learning while this protracted giveaway is going on.

Karen said...

Yes please, too fun

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This looks like so much fun and something I need to try.

Denny1600 said...

I'm with some of the others. You're not a lumberjack. You're the queen of the universe!!!

Donna in Macomb said...

A fused forest. Awesome.

Karen said...

I saw crowns and jewels too! This is fun, I can hardly wait to see the stitching touches this will get!!

Michigoose said...

Me too...I saw crowned hills....and you don't look anything like my forester Brother, brother-in-law and sister-in-law...nor like my botanist sister. :) I saw the forest for the trees and became a museum curator.

Cherie in St Louis said...

Hey, you should call your forest the land of waste not, want not for using even the leftover bits from the Baby Go cutter :)

Nancy B said...

This has been fascinating to see the results with this new toy applied to fused fabric. Oh the ideas! And I hope I win - I currently have 3 kids in college and it would be a real gift!

jan said...

You amaze me that you can see all these possibilities in one die. Would love to play along, if only.............

EileenKNY said...

Cute landscape! Are you going to stitch around the pieces?

Janelle said...

Wow I won something. I'm excited to use the die.

Sandi said...

I would so love this. Put my name in again.

Thanks
Sandi

WoolenSails said...

I love how you use the excess for art. I have always been a scrap saver and love ideas to use them with.

Debbie

Carol said...

All I can say is WoW, you are a great teacher showing a great product.

Pat said...

Wow!!! Who would ever think that with one small piece of fabric you could do so much. I love it and naturally would love to win the Go Baby!!

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Love it! Very creative...I can see them as crowns, too! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

Jennifer said...

Give aways can be so fun! So can new ideas for quilting.

Char said...

I like what you're doing with this die, lots of possibilities!

Cory said...

I love your forest. Thank you for sharing with us how you do it. Take care and God bless, Cory

Muddling Through said...

That is so NEAT! I can just see it growing.

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Very Sweet! Now all you need is some maple syrup for your lumberjack... pancakes?! I have this die.. it's FUN.

Deb's Artful Journey said...

Wow! How fun and cool is this? I didnt even know I needed one of these, but now I know that I do!

Thanks for sharing!!

Lady Parasol said...

Very inspiring. Makes you look at every cut out piece of fabric differently.

Brel

Lisa said...

Very Clever Laura! Your trees are trimmed so beautifully. You must have spent hours trimming all those branches. lol

Ima Baglady said...

fun, fun! trying again to win something fun :)

Chris Chambers said...

Love the positive negative viewpoint. Thanks!!

Carol said...

Wow, you are putting that machine through the paces!

Anne said...

This is great, can't wait for the next installment!

Shanus said...

Love the Go! Baby Fabric Cutter when combined with your fabrics. Can't wait to get the pearl cotton I just ordered and whip up something fun. Thanks for the inspiration Laura! Ann

Catskill Quilter said...

I have to tell you, the way you are using that daisy die is really sparking my imagination! See you tomorrow!

Sewconsult said...

Before I read anyone's comments, my first thought was "so many jewels' in your crown. Trees, maybe... heavenly, jeweled crowns , definitely!
Beckie

Robin said...

This makes me want to pull out old negative space left-overs and play around! Love it!

Charae said...

Love the no-waste aspect of positive and negative images! Thanks again for the lessons.

Bev said...

How on earth do you come up with these ideas?! Your creativity and use of scraps is awesome.

Joy said...

What fun. Your ideas are great. Would love to win.

Estie said...

Okay, I think it's my turn to win the AccuQuilt GO! Baby die. BTW, love your little trees.

Marcia W. said...

It is amazing how you made those tree trunks from what would normally be waste! Thanks for the lesson.

artlovely said...

I love your process and I love die cutting. The GO! system is interesting. I'd love to win this.

Elizabeth said...

You have an amazing way of seeing shapes and finding things with in the shapes that are in front of you!! Magical!!

Sewgirl said...

Your hill reminds me of fish swimming in a school. I wouldn't be hard to make the petals into fish. Especially with a little embroidery.

Dotti said...

Yep, the Baby Go is a good thing...it would look great sitting on the desk in my sewing room!

Pam said...

I love how you've put the Go!Baby to work! I'm looking forward to your next lesson AND to this splendid giveaway!

Suzan said...

I GO Baby could take such a welcome dent out of my stash!

MJKasz said...

I would love to try the tree trunks this way! You are so creative please pick me~

Mimibug said...

I have never even followed a blog before! I love what you can find out and learn. Great use of technology, all around and very interesting and stimulating mentally! I love the tutorial and that little AccuQuilt tool is on my Christmas wish list. Thanks.

Mimibug3 (Jamie)

rebecca said...

Very interesting trees!!! Fun to follow these posts!!

Jean said...

That is very creative! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lynn said...

I'm late to enter your giveaway but would love to win. I think your tutorial is terrific. Thanks for the chance.

WandaM said...

I love it!! You have so much fun!!

LynneP said...

I'd love to win a Go! die. Thanks for doing this.

Zafel said...

I love the use of all materials. The tree trunks also look like crowns.

Trish said...

Nice use of the petal shapes to make trees! I want one...

Grammasheri said...

I would never have envisioned the use of the shapes the way you have. I'd swap you some of my techie-geek-programmer abilities for some of your artiste abilities. Wait. Maybe you would be on the short end of that deal.

Dianne said...

If you were to do a self portrait you could totally use those trees as your crown. We all know you are the queen of fusing, wouldn't it be cool to rule? Oh that rhymes LOL!! I looked at this die and never imagined these uses for it. Clever you!

Michele said...

very clever use of the cutaway fabric

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Olga Schrichte said...

Ooh! I'd love to win the BAby Go cutter. Happy accidents are an added bonus!
Olga