Underwater Stars and Mermaids Quilt Tutorial with the GO QUBE

Feb 6, 2017 9:10:00 PM / by Bea Lee

Hi it's Bea again from beaquilter! I'm here to show you how to make this cute baby quilt called Underwater Stars (and Mermaids).

It's actually the first pattern I ever wrote and listed for sale. I was recently able to play in EQ with some new fabrics from Timeless Treasures called ABC Under the Sea. After I sent them a sketch, they liked it and sent me fabrics to make it!! Awesome :) Be sure to check your nearest quilt shop or  an AccuQuilt Signature Dealer for the fabrics.

Then I realized that all the blocks were 8" and I HAVE that GO! QUBE set and could easily turn it into a tutorial for you!


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Finished quilt size is 44 1/2" x 44 1/2" (My pattern has different sizes, this one is the smallest)

You'll need the 8" GO QUBE set and I also used the 2 1/2" strip die for the border and the binding.

Here's the fabrics needed

Focus 1/2yd

Fabric B 3/4yd

Fabric C 1yd

Fabric D 1/4yd

Fabric E 1/2yd

Fabric F 1/2yd

(I used an extra fabric for the center of the star blocks instead of using the main fabric, about 1/4yd)

From fabric G I cut out 13 of shape #6


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Then I cut out 68 of orange and grey with shape #5, also 105  in pink and 52 in white


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Then I used shape #4 and cut out 52 QST in grey


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I also used shape #1 and #2 and #8 to cut out the rest, plus the 2 1/2" strip to cut the border sections.

Here's a picture of all the pieces ready to sew together!


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When I sit down to sew, I try to sew as much together as possible in one sitting before getting up to iron.


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This is after second sitting.


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See how quickly the mermaid uneven nine patch block is done! (12)


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and here's part of the borders


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Here are the blocks all done, 13 of the star blocks and 12 of the mermaid blocks


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Here's the top all done!

I love the secondary design it creates with the orange.


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Have fun! We would love to see your projects, too!

Just Add Fabric™ Using the GO QUBE



Introducing the GO Qube Mix & Match 8" Block. This set of dies includes everything you need to cut out 8" pieced blocks, just add an AccuQUilt GO! Fabric Cutter and fabric!

The GO Qube Mix & Match 8" Block includes eight GO qube Dies, a cutting mat, an instructional DVD, PLUS a FREE 20-page pattern booklet which includes 13 Mix & Match block patterns.

The GO! Qube includes eight dies, each labeled with a number. The included patterns tell you which die number to use for each shape. This is the same numbering system in the Eleanor Burns GO Qube Sampler Pattern Book and the 72 Block MiX & Match System.


GO Qube Dies included (with quilt shape number)

  1. GO! Square-4 1/2" (4" Finished)
  2. GO! Square-2 1/2" (2" Finished)
  3. GO! Half Square Triangle-4" Finished Square
  4. GO! Quarter Square Triangle-4" Finished Square
  5. GO! Half Square Triangle-2" Finished Square
  6. GO! Square on Point-3 1/4" (2 3/4" Finished)
  7. GO! Parallelogram 45°-2 3/4" x 3 1/2" Sides (2 1/16" x 2 13/16" Finished)
  8. GO! Rectangle-2 1/2" x 4 1/2" (2" x 4") Finished


Topics: GO! Project Tutorials

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