Hello! It's Sherri from A Quilting Life here to bring you another GO! project. Since spring is definitely around the corner, I thought it would be a great time to use your GO! Qube Mix & Match 12" Block to make a perfect spring table topper.
This table topper is fast and fun with the GO! Qube system. For this project you will need:
- GO! Qube die #4
- GO! Qube die #5
- GO! Qube die #6
- 1/4 yard block fabric 1 (All of the fabrics in this project are from the Strawberry Fields Revisited collection by Fig Tree & Company for Moda Fabrics)
- 1/4 yard block fabric 2
- 1/8 yard block fabric 3
- 1/8 yard block fabric 4
- 1/8 yard border fabric (Cut 2 strips 1 3/4" x 12 1/2" for left and right borders and 2 strips 1 3/4" x 15" for top and bottom borders)
- 1/8 yard binding fabric (Cut 2 strips 2 1/4" x WOF and piece together to make binding)
- 18" x 18" batting
- 1/2 yard backing fabric
Gather up your fabrics and let's get started!
Begin by cutting out the pieces you'll need for the Mosaic No.10 block. Everything is listed on the card that comes with die #6. It's easiest if you keep the block pieces separated by fabric and in the order listed on the card. I used the large aqua floral for the outer parts of my block, the green gingham for the inner block contrast and the binding, and three different light prints for the block center, the block corners, and the border.
Once the fabrics are cut using the GO! Fabric Cutter, piece the block center section first. Use the large square cut from die # 6 along with four triangles cut from die #5. Make sure the center square fabric and the triangle fabrics contrast one another. Sew triangles onto two opposite sides of the square, pressing out toward the triangles. Then sew the other two triangles to the remaining sides, again pressing out toward the triangles.
Next make the two flying geese units using two large triangles from fabric one and four small triangles from fabric 2. Sew one small triangle on first, press out, and then sew the other small triangle to the other side, again pressing out toward the small triangle. Repeat to make a second flying geese unit.
Sew the flying geese units to the top and bottom of the center square unit. It helps to use a pin to match the tips of the triangles and keep the pieces aligned while sewing. I pressed these seams open to make sure the seam was nice and flat.
Next make the side units. Use one large triangle from fabric one, two small triangles from fabric one, and two large triangles from fabric two for each side unit. It helps to lay out all of the pieces according to the block diagram on the project card before you begin sewing.
Now it's time to complete the block. Add the side units to either side of the completed center unit. Again, it helps to use a pin to match the centers where the points meet. Press these seams open. Your unfinished block will now measure 12 1/2" x 12 1/2". This is a block that is often hard to get "just right" with traditional piecing; however, using pieces cut with the GO! Qube system makes it easy to make this block with everything lining up correctly.
Next, add the left and right borders (cut the left and right side borders at 1 3/4" x 12 1/2"--check your block measurements before cutting to make sure it is 12 1/2" tall). Press out toward the border fabric.
Next add the top and bottom border strips (cut these at 1 3/4" x 15", again checking your unit to make sure of the measurement).
Layer the completed block/border unit with batting and backing and quilt as desired. Bind using prepared 2 1/4" wide binding.
Enjoy your newly completed spring table topper!