Make a Red, White and Blue Scrappy Quilt You Can Be Proud Of

Jul 3, 2018 10:00:00 AM / by Bea Lee

Hi everyone, it's me Bea again from beaquilter.com.

I'm here to show you how to make this fun, scrappy, red, white and blue quilt with blocks on point!

It measures 34" x 45".

It looks complicated, but once you see the blocks on point, you'll see it's easy! Especially with the QUBE set. :)

I used the GO! Qube Mix & Match 8" Block and GO! Qube 8" Companion Set-Angles.

Here are the blocks for the quilt. This mosaic block is used 12 times.

The variable star block is used 6 times.

The sides are used 10 times.

Then there's the 4 corners.

For this quilt, I used scraps of reds and blues (about 1 yard each) and solid white (about 1½ yards).

I have LOTS of scraps!!

For the blue, I chose to just use the dark blues or some medium blues, but NO light blue.

And red is just red. :)

When cutting, I ironed the scraps and found pieces that fit each die needed, and layered 6 fabrics on the die.

With the white fabric, I started with the biggest die and cut out those pieces first, then continued on to a smaller die.

Here are the pieces you need to cut out for this quilt:

• Die #1 (6) white

• Die #2 (34) white

• Die #3 (10) white

• Die #4 (96 blue- so 24 squares on the die), (4) white

• Die #5 (144) red, (48) blue

• Die #6 (12) white

• Die #16 (from GO! Qube 8" Companion Set-Angles) (48) white

Here are all of the blue shapes cut out,

and all of the red.

When I sew blocks together, I try to sew as much as possible at once before ironing, so here I sewed red triangles to sides of the (12) white #6 on point squares. I sewed the red triangles to the sides of (48) #4 blue triangles for flying geese units.

Here are the (48) flying geese done.

Then, I finished the red triangles around the (12) #6 white squares and also added the (48) blue #5 triangles to the short side of the #16 trapezoids.

Then, I added the #3 white triangles to the top of (10) flying geese, and the (4) #4 white triangles to the top of flying geese, and add the (6) #1 white squares to the top of flying geese as well.

Last, I added #4 blue triangles to the (12) on point blocks.

Then, I added the small #5 white triangles to the side blocks and #2 white squares to the left side of (10) flying geese.

Then, I added small #5 white triangles to the sides of the corner units (4 blocks), and to the right of the flying geese with the #2 squares for the side blocks (10 blocks).

Also, I started to make the star blocks with more flying geese and #2 squares (6 blocks),

and continued adding more #4 triangles to the on point blocks like this (12 blocks).

The side blocks (10) should look like this when done.

The variable star blocks look like this (6 blocks).

Last, I added the trapezoid units to the on point blocks,

and finished the (12) blocks like this.

Here are all the blocks completed: (10) side blocks, (4) corner blocks, (12) mosaic blocks and (6) variable star blocks.

Using my design wall, I laid out the blocks and tried to have the same fabrics not touch as much as possible.

Then I started pinning together blocks in diagonal rows, sewing them together, and ironed the seams open.

Soon the rows were done at a diagonal and I could sew the top together.

Here's the top all sewn together.

Since all exposed seams are on the bias, be careful not to stretch them too much when quilting.

Here's my finished quilt!

I used warm and white batting provided by The Warm® Company. It's nice to use a white batting when there's so much white on the quilt (and backing).

I made the binding from (5) 2½" width of fabric strips.

I quilted a basic all over meandering in white thread.

Hope you get to try this quilt one day! It can, of course, be made using any sized GO! Qube set, the yardage will just be different, or you can even add more blocks to make it bigger too!

Have fun!

Topics: GO! Project Tutorials

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