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"Bring Me Luck" Mini Quilt - A Quilting Tutorial

Feb 24, 2016, 9:00:00 AM / by Belinda Karls-Nace

Greetings sewing enthusiasts– it’s me...Belinda from Blue Ribbon Designs…and I'm back again today with a brand new quilting tutorial featuring the GO! Qube. In case we haven’t already met, I'm a quilting and needlework designer, creator, finisher, and teacher (and the author of the Samplings from a Blue Ribbon Girl blog)…and I put my AccuQuilt Fabric Cutters and cutting dies to work on a daily basis!

Today, I am here to share my latest quilt project with you, a fun St. Patrick’s Day twist on a mini quilt - I call it “Bring Me Luck”. I say it’s a twist, because instead of the traditional shamrock (usually three-leaved), I chose to create a four-leaved clover (a rare variation of the common three-leaved clover).  Many believe four leaf clovers bring good luck to their finders, with the four leafs representing: faith, hope, love, luck. For your project, you may choose to stay with the lucky four leaf clover or you may want to represent St. Patrick’s Day with the traditional shamrock by adjusting the number of leaves – the choice is yours!

This mini quilt uses the GO! Qube Mix & Match 6" Block and the GO! Square-6 1/2" (6" Finished) for the base quilt and the GO! Queen of Hearts and GO! Stems & Leaves to create the clover appliqués.

With St. Patrick’s Day in a few short weeks, I thought it would be fun to make a mini quilt…which, by the way, is the perfect size for a wall hanging or a table topper….and, of course, using the new GO! Qube Mix & Match 6" Block made this holiday project quick and easy! This is a basic pieced project created with 6” quilt blocks, but you could easily adapt this tutorial for the 8”, 9” or 12” GO! Qube (it will just change the finished size of your project). You will also want to have a GO! Qube 6" Block-72 Block Patterns Booklet handy – this FREE downloadable pattern booklet for the GO! Qube 6” will give you detailed instructions for piecing a couple of the blocks used in this project (and will give you a TON of inspiration for future projects!). So go pick out some fun fabrics and let’s get started…

 

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Bring Me Luck
Finished Size: 30" x 30"

GO! Fabric Cutter:
GO! Fabric Cutter (55100S) or GO! BIG Electric Fabric Cutter (55500)

GO! Cutting Dies:
GO! Qube Mix & Match 6" Block (55775)
GO! Square-6 1/2" (6" Finished) (55000)
GO! Queen of Hearts (55325)
GO! Stems & Leaves (55331)
GO! Strip Cutter-2" (1½" Finished) (55025 or 55164) (Binding)

Materials Needed:
Green Solid Fabric — ½ yard
Light Green Print — ⅜ yard
White Print — ⅛ yard
Dark Green Print — Fat Quarter (four leaf clover appliqué)
White Fabric—⅔ yard
Fusible Web – Fat Quarter
Backing Fabric—36" x 36"
Batting—36" x 36"

Cutting Instructions:
Green Solid Fabric:
32 — Shape 2: GO! Square-2 (1½" Finished)
10 — Shape 8: GO! Rectangle-2" x 3½" (1½" x 3" Finished)
4 — 2” WOF strips for binding

Light Green Print Fabric:
8 — Shape 1: GO! Square-3½" (3" Finished)
10 — Shape 8: GO! Rectangle-2" x 3½" (1½" x 3" Finished)

White Print Fabric:
8 — Shape 1: GO! Square-3½" (3" Finished)

Dark Green Print:
Apply fusible web to the wrong side of the fabric following manufacturer’s instructions before cutting appliqué shapes.
16 — Hearts (2” W x 2⅝” H) - cut all hearts with fabric facing right side up on the cutting die.
4 — Stems (1 9/16"W x 6 11/16"H) - cut all stems with fabric facing right side up on the cutting die. Trim to desired length.

White Fabric:
32 — Shape 2: GO! Square-2 (1½" Finished)
20 — Shape 8: GO! Rectangle-2" x 3½" (1½" x 3" Finished)
12 — 6 1/2" Squares (6" Finished)

Assembly:

  1. Lay out one white 6” finished square, four dark green hearts, and one trimmed dark green stem to create a Four Leaf Clover Block. Fuse shapes in place and machine appliqué as desired. Make four quilt blocks.

 

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  3. Lay out two white print shape 1, four green shape 2, and four white shape 2 to create a GO! Double 4-Patch 6” Block (reference the GO! Qube 6" Block-72 Block Patterns Booklet for block sewing instructions). Make four quilt blocks.

 

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  2. Lay out two light green print shape 1, four green shape 2, and four white shape 2 to create a GO! Double 4-Patch 6” Block (reference the GO! Qube 6" Block-72 Block Patterns Booklet for block sewing instructions). Make four quilt blocks.

 

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  1. Lay out two green shape 8, two light green print shape 8, and four white shape 8 to create a GO! Two by Two 6” Block (reference the GO! Qube 6" Block-72 Block Patterns Booklet for block sewing instructions). Make five quilt blocks.

 

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  2. Layout the 17 pieced blocks and eight white 6” finished squares in five rows of five, using the mini quilt diagram as a reference.
  3. Pin and sew five rows. Press seams in alternating directions for each row.
  4. Pin and sew five row units together. Press seams towards the added rows.

 

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  1. Layer batting between quilt top and backing.
  2. Pin or baste layers together.
  3. Quilt as desired.
  4. Add green binding, mitering corners.

 

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Your “Bring Me Luck” mini quilt is now complete – wasn’t that fun?! – display and enjoy. I hope you enjoyed this month’s Blue Ribbon tutorial and it inspires you to spend an afternoon sewing and quilting for St. Patrick’s Day!

Please feel free to stop by my blog, website, or social media pages and share your “Bring Me Luck” project with me…I am happy to answer any questions regarding my AccuQuilt friendly tutorial...and I always enjoy meeting fellow quilters and sewists!

 

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