Petals Block Of The Month 1

Flowers can blossom all year round with the new Block of the Month, Petals, by Alyce Blythe. Join us monthly to create this stunning quilt and have a beautiful bouquet all year round.

Petals is a Block Of The Month sampler quilt that has been exclusively designed to use with the Accuquilt GO! QUBE Mix & Match block sets. The great thing about the GO! QUBE Mix & Match sets is that while I’m using the 8” Block set and 8” Angles Companion set for my pattern sample, 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.

What makes the Petals BOM different from the two previous sampler quilts shared on the AccuQuilt blog is 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:

  • 6” Qube – 9” (finished) blocks – 45” x 45” quilt
  • 8” Qube – 12” (finished) blocks – 60” x 60” quilt
  • 9” Qube – 13.5” (finished) blocks – 67.5” x 67.5” quilt
  • 10” Qube – 15” (finished) blocks – 75” x 75” quilt
  • 12” Qube – 18” (finished) blocks – 90” x 90” quilt

I am making my quilt from a scrappy variety of Liberty fabrics within a specific colour palette. I recommend choosing about 10-12 fat quarters for your quilt top; you will need three prints per block. If you would like the centres of each block to be the same fabric, you will need 30cm of one print.

Quilt finishes at 60” x 60”; individual blocks should measure 12.5” x 12.5”.

Materials:

  1. AccuQuilt GO! Big, GO! Cutter or GO! Baby Cutter Fabric Starter Set
  2. AQ55776 GO! QUBE Mix & Match – 8” Block set
  3. AQ55789 GO! QUBE Mix & Match – 8” Companion set – Angles
  4. AQ55137 GO! Cutting Mat 6 x 6
  5. 10-12 fat quarters
  6. 3m background fabric
  7. 40cm binding fabric
  8. 1.65m x 1.65m backing fabric
  9. 1.6m x 1.6m batting
  10. Rotary mat, cutter and ruler
  11. General sewing equipment

Block 1 Materials

  1. Shape 1 Square – 4” Finished
  2. Shape 5 Half Square Triangle – 2” Finished
  3. Shape 6 Square On Point – 2 ¾” Finished
  4. Shape 13 Triangles In Square – Centre – 4” Finished
  5. Shape 14 Triangles In Square – Sides – 4” Finished
  6. 3 fat quarters
  7. 10” x WOF background fabric

Cutting Instructions:

  1. From print fat quarters:
    • Cut one 3” x 7 ½” strip
      • Using Shape 5, cut four Half Square Triangles (HST)
    • Cut one 3 ¾” x 3 ¾” square
      • Using Shape 6, cut one Square On Point
    • Cut one 5” x 20” strip
      • Using Shape 13, cut one Triangles In Square – Centre (Centre)
  2. From background fabric:
    • Cut one 4 ¾” x 19” strip
      • Using Shape 1, cut four squares
    • Cut one 5” x 13” strip
      • Using Shape 14, cut eight Triangles In Square – Side (Sides)

Note: Keep all remaining fabric/shapes as you may be able to use it later in the quilt.

Sewing Instructions

Note: All seams are ¼“, (6mm), unless otherwise specified

  1. Sew one background Side triangle (Shape 14) to each side of the print Centre triangle (Shape 13). Press seams open.

Petals BOM step 1

  1. Sew a print HST (Shape 5) to each side of the print square (Shape 6). Press the seams open.

Picture 2 Petals BOM

  1. Arrange the units and remaining background squares (Shape 1) to create the block layout, and sew into rows. Press seams open.
  2. Sew the rows together. Press seams open.

Congratulations on finishing Block 1 of Petals!

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