Combine a BOB & GO! Qube: Morning Star Medallion

May 14, 2020 8:30:00 AM / by Lori J. Miller

Hey AccuQuilters! I’m Lori from Lori Miller Designs here to share the fun project I have been working on. I combined a BOB with a Qube! The Block on Board was the very fun GO! Morning Star-12" Finished die (55556). I then used the kite die shapes from the GO! Qube 12” Block Companion Set-Angles (55791) for the alternating blocks. The resulting graphic throw quilt creates clever medallion shapes with a striking Morning Star center.

morning star medallion

This throw quilt finishes at 48½” x 60½”.

 

Dies used in quilt

 

Dies Used

 fabric used in quilt

 

Fabrics

I went through my stash and found some complimentary colors. A fun dark reddish purple, a mustard yellow and light purple to add interest. The background white and the yellow have cute little numbers printed on them.

EQ8 design morning star medallion

 

I used EQ8 Quilt design software to virtually design and see the color placement on this Morning Star Medallion throw quilt.

 

Cutting

I counted my quilt blocks and pieces and started cranking out the die cut shapes. I also used a five color scheme for my Morning Star block. You can find block assembly instructions for the block, including a five-color version available from AccuQuilt.

morning star block 

 

edge block pieces

 

Morning Star Blocks

Make eight blocks.

 

Fabric

 Number of Strips Strip Size

Strip Size

Shape

Shape Quantity

Dark Purple

3

5” X WOF

B

40

Dark Purple

2

4½’ X WOF

A

32

Light Purple

4

4½’ X WOF

A

64

Yellow

6

4½” x WOF

A

96

White

4

4½" X WOF

A

64

White (for extra side pieces)

4

6½" X 12½”

 

4

 

 Kite block  

 

Half Kite block

 

Kite Blocks

Make seven blocks. And six half blocks

Fabric

 Number of Strips Strip Size

Strip Size

Shape

Shape Quantity

Dark Purple

8

7½” X WOF

15

40

White

8

6¾" X WOF

14

80

  • Binding: ½ yd Dark Purple, cut into six strips with the 2¼" strip cutter.
  • Batting: 56” x 68”
  • Backing: 56” x 68”

 

Block and Quilt Assembly

morning star assembly 1

 

The crisp accurate pieces made pulling these BOB Morning Star blocks together so much easier. The assembly instructions that AccuQuilt provides gives you a step by step flow to help put them together with groups of triangles. morning star assembly 2

 

I assembled them with a lot of string piecing. The extra white background side pieces were created by adding the two dark purple “B” Corners to one edge which will finish the medallion look on the sides instead of using a partial Morning star block.

 

Once the Morning star blocks were assembled, I pieced the Kite blocks that I had cut with my AccuQuilt GO! Qube 12” dies 14 and 15.

quilt on design wall

 

I used my lovely design wall to layout the quilt design. If you look closely, the Kite blocks and the corners of the Morning Star block don't match exactly, they have little tails on them. I think they look great creating that circular morning star medallion with a funky edge.

closeup of quilting

 

Quilt as desired. I used a combination of straight line and free motion quilting to add texture and detail. Join together and bind the quilt using the 2¼" strips.

 

This dazzling throw would make a perfect graduation gift or fun addition to your own décor. I hope I have inspired you to mix and match your GO! Qube 12” blocks with your BOB’s to create new original quilts. 

 

When you make your version, please share and tag AccuQuilt and @lorimillerdesigns on Facebook and @AccuQuilt and @lorimillerdesigns on Instagram.

 

What projects are you working on while homebound? We'd love to hear what you're quilting while under quarantine!

Topics: Block on Board, GO! Getter

Lori J. Miller

Written by Lori J. Miller

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