Stellar Block of The Month – Finishing The Quilt

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.

These finishing instructions are fantastic to use up any leftover background fabric strips and squares. As my background fabric was a range of scrappy blues, I mixed up what background fabric went where. But if you were using one background fabric for all the blocks, fear not, the instructions include using leftovers from your prints as cornerstones in the sashing.

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.

These finishing instructions are fantastic to use up any leftover background fabric strips and squares. As my background fabric was a range of scrappy blues, I mixed up what background fabric went where. But if you were using one background fabric for all the blocks, fear not, the instructions include using leftovers from your prints as cornerstones in the sashing.

These are the instructions for 8” sampler blocks; quilt finishes at 32” x 42”.

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

Quilt Top Materials

  1. Shape 2 Square – 2” Finished
  2. GO! Strip Cutter-2 1/2″ (2″ Finished)
  3. 24” long GO! Cutting Mat
  4. 21” background fabric
  5. Five 5 ½” squares from prints
  6. Rotary mat, cutter and ruler
  7. General sewing equipment

Cutting Instructions

  1. From background fabric:
    • Cut one 21” x WOF piece
      • Using strip cutter, cut eight Strips:
        Then use rotary cutter to subcut into 31 – 2 ½” x 8 ½” Strips
  2. From prints:
    • Cut five 5 ½” x 5 ½” squares
      • Using Shape 2, cut twenty Squares

Seam Instructions

NOTE: All seams are ¼“, (6mm). Press seams open.

  1. Arrange the blocks into a 3×4 grid layout. Place a background strip on each edge of each block, and place a print Square between each Strip.

sewing instructions 1

  1. Sew into rows – four Squares and Strip rows, and four Strip and block rows. Press seams.
  2. Sew the rows together, and press seams.

Stellar finishing 2

Congratulations on finishing your Stellar quilt top!

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