October's Die to Try: Cornucopia Quilt Block

Oct 5, 2021 1:30:00 PM / by Erica Bottger

It’s that time – the first Tuesday of the month, which means a whole new Die to Try!

AccuQuilt’s Die to Try Die of the Month program introduces a limited number of new dies on the first Tuesday of each month. These dies are only available on the AccuQuilt website, so let’s take a look!

Cornucopia Quilt Block Packaging


October’s die is the GO! Cornucopia-10” Finished. It’s a wonderful Block on Board (BOB) die designed to cut a 5-color block in one pass through a GO! Fabric Cutter.

The shapes on the die would be difficult – and certainly time-consuming to cut by hand, but the die makes it both fast and accurate.

The specialized dog ears are something quilters will truly be thankful for when they piece this block.


Cornucopia quilt block


The Cornucopia is a classic quilt block that may remind you of a Bride’s Bouquet or Nosegay quilt.

It’s one that quilters aspire to make. The introduction of this die is sure to move it from your bucket list to your accomplishment list!

The packaging provides detailed instructions on sewing this block together, ready to take you every step of the way.

You’ll also find detailed instructions in each free, downloadable pattern and the Block Assembly Directions.


How to Construct the Block:


There are Y-seams to sew in this block. With the right tips, they aren’t hard to sew at all! The key is marking the ¼” point where you’ll be insetting the piece.


Tips for How to Sew Y-Seams:


Now that you’ve had a look at how to make this fun block, let’s take a look at some patterns to inspire you even more! All are free downloads on the AccuQuilt website.


Petal Profusion Throw Quilt


GO! Petal Profusion Wall Hanging

This project is a great example of the versatility of this quilt block – a classic that manages to look fresh and modern, with solids adding the feel of an Amish quilt at the same time.

Don’t miss the product video above for tips on putting this stunning project.


Table of Plenty Table Runner


GO! Table of Plenty Table Runner

You only need 3 GO! Cornucopia blocks teamed up with 2 GO! Pineapple blocks to create this lovely runner.

Create one for every season easily by using GO! Quilt to “audition” different colors in the design.


Flowers of Plenty Throw Quilt


GO! Flowers of Plenty Throw Quilt

Here’s a project that perfectly showcases how well the GO! Cornucopia can pair with blocks made from the GO! Mix & Match 10” Finished Block!

The cornucopia shape appears to float on the background creating a 3-D effect that gives this quilt a touch of modern flair.


Bountiful Harvest Throw Quilt


GO! Bountiful Harvest Throw Quilt

Here’s a seasonal throw quilt that’s sure to please. Here the GO! Cornucopia is teaming up with the GO! Companion Set-Angles 10” Finished.


Make your Own Cornucopia Quilt Block

The bold design accents the geometric nature of the cornucopia shape without overpowering it, and it’s tied together with a basic border for just the right touch.

Remember, there are a limited number of the GO! Cornucopia Dies available, and only for a limited time - so don’t delay.

We promise you’ll be thankful that you did!

Topics: Patterns, What’s New

Erica Bottger

Written by Erica Bottger