So I'm having a giveaway. Leave a comment here telling me the name and designer of your favorite quilt pattern that uses a layer cake. On Sunday, I'll have a drawing (using the random number generator app) and the winner will receive the fabric layer cake of her (or his) choice, limted only by the stock on hand at my favorite online quilt shops. (In case you are not familiar with this term, Layer Cakes are collections of 10" squares of fabric. Made originally by Moda Fabrics, they are similar to charm packs except each piece of fabric is larger. They typically include 42 pieces of fabric, one of each design in the collection, but the number can vary.)
And look what I got for my birthday! This was my present from me, to me!
When I first heard about the AccuQuilt Go fabric cutter, I was not really interested. It seemed like a gimmick. Then I saw more, including some quilts and other items made (or cut) by bloggers with a AccuQuilt Go or Go Baby. Still, I thought I wouldn't use it enough to justify the cost.
But Olde City Quilts, one of my local quilt shops, had a great "Black Friday" price on the Go Baby and dies. Now the price was low enough to justify getting it for only limited use. While they didn't actually have the dies I wanted, I figured I could find them online; I ended up getting my dies from Amazon.com (great prices). I will use the hexagon die to cut hexies from scraps; I figure it will save a lot of time for this job. I will use the butterfly die for an applique quilt wall hanging.
Remember, leave a comment about layer cake quilt patterns for a chance to win a Layer Cake. And while you're leaving a comment, let me know about your experience with the Go Baby, if applicable.