Hi, I'm Marjorie and I have to say that the more I use the new AccuQuilt GO! Qube™ 10" Mix and Match Companion Sets the more I love them. It is so much fun to see how the blocks go together and the wonderful quilts. In this post, I'll show you how to use a single block and add a two-inch border to create a beautiful fall quilt. These blocks bring a modern look to the traditional quilt block shapes that we all know and love. Turn the blocks in different orientations and you will get even more quilt designs. I warn you, this is addictive!
For this quilt, I used fall colors from Timeless Treasures Tonga Batiks and the Shuffle quilt block from the 216 Block Brochure. By using four blocks across and six blocks down with a two-inch border, I got a lap quilt that is 44" x 64" finished. This quilt uses only three shapes from the GO! Qube Mix & Match 10" Block and the GO! Qube 10" Companion Set-Angles. The GO! 2½" (2" Finished) Strip Die was used for the borders and binding.
Quilting Supplies Needed:
Green Dot Fabric for Triangles — ⅝ yards
Apricot Fabric for Rectangles Borders, and Binding — 1⅜ yards
Yellow Background Fabric — 1⅛ yards
Backing 52" x 72"
Batting 54" x 72"
Shape 8—5" x 2½" Finished Rectangle (Die 55810)
Shape 13—5" Finished Triangle in a Square (Die 55820)
Shape 14—5" Finished Side Triangles (Die 55821)
Precut as follows:
Apricot: Shape 8 Precut 4—6" x WOF, Cut 48 Rectangles
Yellow: Shape 8 Precut 4—6" x WOF, Cut 48 Rectangles
Green: Shape 13 Precut 5—6" x WOF, Cut 48 Triangles in a Square, Use the cut, flip, and shift method to get the most shapes from a width of fabric. More information can be found in the Fabric Reference Chart on the AccuQuilt website.
Yellow: Shape 14 Precut 8—4" x WOF, Cut 96 Side Triangles. (Note: Side triangles are cut directionally. Fanfold fabric so there are an equal number of side triangles for each side.)
- Cut 2—2½" x 54½" (vertical border)
- Cut 2—2½" x 40½" (horizontal border)
- Cut 6—2½" x WOF
The following image shows the block in this quilt. The same block is used throughout, however, these blocks are turned alternating 90 degrees as shown in the illustrations.
This is the way your pieces will look after they are cut. Here the pieces are arranged by shape.
Block Assembly (make 24 blocks):
Unit One is made as follows:
You will need to make a total of 48 units for the 24 blocks.
Lay out and stitch the side triangle to the triangle in a square, matching the wide end of the side triangle to the narrow end of the triangle in a square. Press open. Lay out the other side triangle to the side-triangle/triangle in a square and stitch together.
Unit Two is made as follows:
You will need to make 48 units for the 24 blocks.
Lay out an apricot rectangle shape eight beside a yellow rectangle shape eight and sew together. Press seam to one side.
Complete the quilt blocks as follows:
Make 24 complete quilt blocks.
Arrange the 24 blocks as shown. Stitch the blocks together to make six rows and then stitch the rows together to complete the quilt.
How to add borders to this quilt includes the following:
Measure through the vertical center and left and right sides of the quilt and average the three numbers. Use that measurement to adjust the length of the vertical borders and cut to measurement. Stitch the borders to the quilt.
Measure through the horizontal center and top and bottom sides of the quilt and average the three measurements. Use that number to cut the horizontal borders to size. Stitch the borders to the quilt.
Quilt as desired.
Bind and Enjoy!