Last night I finished sewing together the Drunkard's Path squares (more on that later). Now to decide on which layout to use, sew those blocks together and then use whatever die works on the GO to create some border action.
Which would you pick?
This is the first layout (above) and it's the one I think my daughter will choose (edited to add that what I think my daughter would choose is often not what she does choose, so don't be swayed by my influence here--it's a crap shoot), let's call this one 'Beachballs'.
The next layout we'll call 'Northbound Seagulls' (focus on the solid colors and you'll see the bird shape):
And then if we flip a couple blocks, we have 'Circle of Gulls' (again, focus on the solids):
And finally, we have 'Gull Formation':
Leave a comment with your pick and I'll draw from all who chose the one my daughter picked and I'll send you an envelope of floral butterflies (backed with fusible web, if that's what you prefer) cut from the Accuquilt or a scissor bling.
Back to Accuquilt. Since we can all benefit from each other's mistakes and successes, I'll share my experience with you as I work my way through the dies I have. I'm going to put a 'hints and tips' in my sidebar for easy reference to highlight the important things, so check there often.
The great thing about the Accuquilt Drunkard's Path die is that it cuts a little tab into each piece to make it easy to align.
Put a pin in the middle, then hop over and align the two edges.
Flex it into an arc and pin it together. It fits together smoothly.
1/4" stitch the seam, it's all smooth.
Flip and press (this photo isn't pressed yet). Obviously you can cut these out in less than 10 minutes, but it's going to take you significantly longer to sew them together. It helps if you press with Best Press before you stitch and then again once your squares are sewn together.
Cutting with the GO! is fun and fast, but pinning, stitching and pressing can be exhausting work...just ask Paco.