Hi everyone, this is Connie Kresin Campbell from Freemotion by the River and I am back with a neat table topper made using the GO! Qube Mix & Match 12” Block set. I am really having a lot of fun using the Qube in its handy self-contained storage system. I recently bought some higher Ikea storage systems and I really like the height for my GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter.
GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter (55500)
GO! Qube Mix & Match 12” Block (55778)
(Dies used: #2 - 3" Square, #5 - 3" Half Square Triangle and the #7 Parallelogram)
Finished size 24" x 24"
I used batiks from the Island Batik Crystal Cove collection. We will be making four 12 inch blocks for our table topper.
Dark Teal – ¼ yard
Light Teal – ¼ yard
Teal Print – ¼ yard
Cream – ½ yard
Teal - 3 – 2 ½” strips for binding ¼ yard
Backing – 30” x 30”
Batting – 30” x 30”
Follow the cutting directions below:
Shape 2: GO! 3" Finished Square
Cut 8 - Light Teal
Cut 8 - Teal Print
Shape 5: GO! Half Square Triangle 3" Finished Square
Cut 16 - Light Teal
Cut 16 - Teal Print
Cut 40 - Cream
Shape 5: GO! Parallelogram 45 degree
Cut 16 - Dark Teal
Use a ¼ inch seam allowance throughout. There is a free quilt pattern book included with the Qube and on page 14 there is a block called the Trellis Block. I used that pattern. You will make 8 parallelograms with the top point facing to the left and 8 parallelograms with the top point facing to the right.
This was the first time I ever used the Parallelogram die and when I went to align the pieces I thought the half square triangle die was too big! You can see in the photo below how I laid out the pieces wrong at first. (I am showing a coral block as I forgot to take a photo before I ran out of the dark teal fabric.)
When the pieces are aligned right it is very easy to make this block.
There are many ways this block can be used. The first design is the way it is shown in the book. I also like the next design that I am showing. The quilt block is the same, just turned differently.
This is the quilt block worked up in Electric Quilt.
Follow the diagram below to piece your blocks.
This is the way I decided to sew my blocks together. Lay out the blocks as shown or follow one of the other designs.
Quilt as desired.
I really enjoyed using the Parallelogram for the first time and I know I will be using it for many other projects! Be sure and stop by my blog for other tutorials and quilt projects.