Stellar block of the month #8

Stellar 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.

I am a big fan of star quilt blocks, but this time, I decided to step outside the comfort zone and make a space-inspired quilt design that doesn’t just include stars. The quilt finishes at 32” x 42” using the 8” QUBE (26” x 34” with the 6” QUBE; 35” x 46” with the 9” QUBE; 44” x 58” with the 12” QUBE).

I’m using a range of scraps within a specific colour palette of pink, aqua and yellow, with blues for the background, which is helping to just slightly empty my scrap bins! I have written the pattern for three colours, with a recommendation for 4 fat quarters (or equivalent) for each colour so that you can get a mix of prints in each block.

Quilt finishes at 32” x 42”; individual blocks should measure 8.5” x 8.5”.

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. 12 fat quarters (4 per colour)
  6. 1.25m background fabric
  7. 35cm binding fabric
  8. 1.4m backing fabric
  9. 100cm x 120cm batting
  10. Rotary mat, cutter and ruler
  11. General sewing equipment

Block 8 Materials:

  1. Shape 4 Quarter Square Triangle – 4” Finished
  2. Shape 5 Half Square Triangle – 2” Finished
  3. Shape 6 Square On Point – 2 ¾” Finished
  4. Shape 16 Trapezoid – 4” Finished
  5. 4 fat quarters
  6. 5 ½” x WOF background fabric

Cutting Instructions:

  1. From print fat quarters:
    • Cut one 3 ¾” x 3 ¾” square
      • Using Shape 6, cut on Square On Point
    • Cut two 3” x 3 ¾” rectangles
      • Using Shape 5, cut four Half Square Triangles (HST)
    • Cut four 5” x 5” squares
      • Using Shape 16, cut four Trapezoids
  2. From background fabric:
    • Cut one 5 ½” x 5 ½” square
      • Using Shape 4, cut four Quarter Square Triangles (QST)
    • Cut two 3” x 3 ¾” rectangles
      • Using Shape 5, cut two HSTs

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 four print HSTs (shape 5) to each edge of the print (shape 6) square. Press seams toward the HSTs.
  2. Sew the background QSTs (shape 4) to each edge of the unit from step 1. Press seams toward the QSTs.

Stellar BOM 8 step 2

  1. Sew a background HST (shape 5) to each short, diagonal edge of the print trapezoids (shape 16). Press seams open.

Alyce Blyth BOM 8 step 3

  1. Sew a trapezoid unit to each edge of the unit from step 2. Press seams toward the trapezoids.

Alyce Blyth BOM 8 step 4

Congratulations on finishing Block 8 of Stellar!

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