GO! Qube Boy Stars and Diamonds Quilt

Jan 7, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Bea Lee

Hi, I'm Bea from BeaquilterI was so excited when I got my GO! Qube Mix & Match 8" Block, that I quickly started sketching in EQ7 for ideas.



This was the general block I started with, but I changed the way it goes together.


QUBE block


Then I turned it into this quilt.



If you are using the GO! Qube Mix & Match 8" Block like me, the quilt will finish 39" x 47" including the border. Here's the yardage you'll need for the 8" Qube (more if you want to add the border).

The colors are really 2 colors plus a neutral or a really light color:

Color A= DARK Blue 1/2yd

Color B= Medium Blue 1/2yd

Color C= Medium-light blue 1/4yd (focus fabric) + 1/2yd for border = 1/2yd

Color D= Neutral 3/4yd-1yd

Color E= Dark Green1/4yd

Color F = Light Green 1/4yd + 1/4yd for border and 1/2yd for binding = 1 yd

This can just as easily be made with ANY GO! Qube, so I'm giving directions by color and die number and amount to cut.

Using die #2 cut out 20 from fabric E, fabric F and 40 of fabric A

Using die #3 cut out 40 of fabric D

Using die #4 cut out 7 of fabric C, 31 of fabric B, and 31 of fabric D

Using die #5 cut out 40 of fabric A, 18 of fabric B, 2 of fabric C, 40 of fabric E and 40 of fabric F

Using die #6 cut out 6 of fabric C



Then I started sewing the blocks together. I LOVE how the GO! dies have the dog ears cut off on triangle pieces...it makes it so easy to match up the edges and sew together.



I made 6 of the large triple diamond blocks, 7 of the half blocks and 2 of the quarter-sized blocks as shown below.



Here I also made 6 star blocks, for each of the half star blocks that are opposite each other and two opposite quarter-sized blocks.



Then sewed it all together and added a 1" inner border and 2 1/2" outer border (cut 1 1/2" and 3")



Then quilt and bind (I used 5 WOF binding strips and cut them out with my 2 1/2" strip die).



This is from the back of the quilt



I also did a YouTube video of it, which you can watch below.



This whole quilt went together in about two days (with interruptions from the kiddos!) It's super easy and FAST with the GO! Qube die set.

GO! try it :)


Topics: GO! Qube, Quilter’s Spotlight, fabric, Fabric Cutters, mix & match, quilt, Tutorials

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