Bunting Remix Quilt Block

Scrap Buster Blocks is a series of scrap quilt block tutorials that are designed to bust through your scraps with the Accuquilt GO! QUBE Mix & Match block sets. Grab your scrap buckets/tubs/drawers, and let’s make some scrappy quilt blocks!

The great thing about the GO! QUBE Mix & Match sets is that while I’m using the 8” Block set for my quilt blocks, you could just as easily use any size QUBE that you have as the shape numbers are all the same! You will just need to adjust the size of your fabric cuts accordingly.

It’s also important to note that these blocks are made at 150% the Qube size. That means that the finished quilt block will be 150% bigger than the size of the Qube set:

  1. 6” Qube – 9” (finished) blocks
  2. 8” Qube – 12” (finished) blocks
  3. 9” Qube – 13.5” (finished)
  4. 10” Qube – 15” (finished) blocks
  5. 12” Qube – 18” (finished) blocks

These instructions are written a little differently to normal so that you can use whatever scraps you might have, regardless of the size of the piece of fabric – if it covers the die you need, even if it’s just one small square or half-square triangle, you’re good to go. This is why the cutting instructions tell you how many you need from each die in total.

Materials:

  1. Assorted prints and background fabrics
  2. AccuQuilt GO! Big, GO! Cutter or GO! Baby Cutter Fabric Starter Set
  3. AQ55776 GO! QUBE Mix & Match – 8” Block set:
    1. Shape 2 Square – 2” Finished
    2. Shape 4 Quarter Square Triangle – 4” Finished
    3. Shape 5 Half Square Triangle – 2” Finished
    4. Shape 8 Rectangle – 2” x 4” Finished
  4. AQ55137 GO! Cutting Mat 6″ x 6″

Cutting Instructions:

From print fabrics:

  1. Using Shape 4, cut four Quarter Square Triangles (QST)
  2. Using Shape 5, cut twelve Half Square Triangles (HST)

From background fabrics:

  1. Using Shape 2, cut eight small Squares
  2. Using Shape 5, cut sixteen Half Square Triangles (HST)
  3. Using Shape 8, cut four Rectangles

Sewing Instructions:

NOTE: All seams are ¼”, (6mm). Press the seams open unless otherwise specified

  1. Sew one background HST (Shape 5) to a print QST (Shape 4). Press. Sew another background HST (Shape 5) to the remaining edge to create a flying geese unit. Press. Make four.
bunting remix block 1
  1. Sew a print rectangle (Shape 8) to the bottom of each flying geese unit. Press. Make four.
  2. Pair the print HSTs (Shape 5) and remaining background HSTs (Shape 5). Sew together and press seams open. Make twelve HSTs.
  3. Pair eight HSTs with the background small Squares (Shape 2) and sew them together. Press. Make eight.
    Pair these units and sew together. Press. Make 4 units.
bunting remix 2
  1. Sew the remaining HSTs into pairs. Press. Sew the pairs together. Press.
  2. Arrange the units to create the block layout, and sew into rows. Press seams open.
  3. Sew the rows together. Press seams open.

Outside The Block:

The last part of these tutorials for Scrap Buster Blocks will include some various quilt layout options to inspire you to think outside the box (or block!) of how you can use these blocks to create fun quilts.

bunting remix scrappy blue quilt

There is of course the standard grid layout option, which makes a cool secondary design emerge! This shows how the half-square triangles creates strings of bunting across the quilt, and the flying geese create large diamonds.

monochromatic black and white bunting remix quilt

Even though the block does create a fun secondary design, you can still add sashing and cornerstones for an effective look too! You will need 2 ½” (2” finished) squares for the cornerstones, and 2 ½” x 12 ½” (2” x 12” finished) strips for the sashing.

christmas bunting remix on point[57]

Turning the blocks on point creates another interesting look – and you can piece eight half blocks (cut 4 full blocks) along the diagonal to fill in the sides!

You can use the GO! Setting Triangles to help accurately cut the corner triangles, although do remember that this pattern is for blocks that are 150% of the Qube size, so for these 12″ blocks made from the 8″ Qube, you will need the 12″ Setting Triangles die.

We can’t wait to see your blocks and quilts! Feel free to share them with us on Instagram, tagging @blossomheartquilts and @accuquilt_australia, and using the hashtags #BlossomHeartQuilts and #ScrapBusterBlocks.

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