For December’s Die to Try, Die of the Month, AccuQuilt is presenting quilters with an easy, sure-fire way to make a classic quilt block that’s sure to put stars in your eyes. It’s the GO! Prairie Star Block on Board (BOB) Die!
This die features all the pieces to make a 14” finished block on one die board, and it will cut in just one pass through a GO! or GO! Big Fabric Cutter!
A Traditional Quilt Block for the Season
Don’t be surprised if this block looks familiar, but the name doesn’t ring a bell with you!
Like many classic quilt blocks, this design has been known by several different names across the years. but no matter the name, we can all agree that it’s a classic that’s traditionally issued quilters a bit of a challenge.
The secret to any quilter having success using this die is found with the pieces themselves. Not only are they labeled on the die board, but specialized dog ears mean that they fit together like perfect puzzle pieces to create a truly impressive block.
Be sure to check out this video tutorial with step-by-step directions. You can also find detailed block assembly directions, including a coloring page on the die’s product page at AccuQuilt.
The possibilities for this new die are as wide open as the prairie, so let’s take a look at some of the brand new free patterns that have hit the scene using this die.
Four Free Prairie Star Quilt Block Patterns
GO! Latin Stars Throw Quilt
Just look at the difference that color placement can make with this die, with all the different-looking stars created with the GO! Prairie Stars die.
GO! Aloha Stars Throw Quilt
The swirling colors in this project will have you seeing beautiful island flowers.
Pro Tip: Check AccuQuilt’s free design tool, GO! Quilt to try out other colors for a full garden rainbow.
GO! Prairie Star Table Runner
Just three blocks are needed to create this stunning table runner and the blue tones conjure up visions of frosty nights on the plains.
GO! Cascading Star Pillow
Create a pillow that’s a wonderful mix of old and new with this fun pattern. Fun, bold colors with a simple border of squares make a fresh look for this classic block.
Light up the Season with the Prairie Star Quilt Block!
Make sure you download all the patterns you want to make before your die arrives, review the directions, and get your supplies. That way, when it arrives, you can quickly dive into your project with the knowledge and materials you need!
Be sure to post pictures of your creations to inspire all of us on social media! Share your photos on social using #AccuQuiltBuilt. Be sure your post is public so everyone can see it!
We can’t wait to see your projects! Will you use it as a focal point for a medallion-style quilt or create seas of stars? Let us know in the comments!