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Electric Quilt 7

I Love My AccuQuilt

pinwheel blockThis week's block is a Pinwheel block. This block works well in both the 8" and 12" size. The patch quantities are for one block, so depending upon your final quilt size you can easily figure out the total patches needed. Included is an example quilt layout, using this block, so you can see the additional patterns that present themselves when the blocks are put together. AccuQuilt GO! Dies and rotary cutting instructions are provided.

Fabric

Fabric A - Light Tan fabric
Fabric B - Orange fabric

 

AccuQuilt GO! Dies

8" Block

Cut 4 Fabric A Squares - GO! Square 2 1/2" 55059 or Value Die 55018 or use 55014 or 55017 2 1/2" Strip Cutter, then rotate 90° and sub cut into 2 1/2" squares

Cut 12 Fabric A Triangles - Go! Half Square 2" Finished Triangles: Die 55063 or Value Die 55018

Cut 12 Fabric B Triangles - Go! Half Square 2" Finished Triangles: Die 55063 or Value Die 55018

Star Burst BlockThis week I'm working on a large center block for my sampler quilt. This block works well as a 12" or 18" block, so I have provided the Accuquilt Go! dies for both. The patch quantities are for one block, so depending upon your final quilt size you can easily figure out the total patches needed. AccuQuilt GO! Dies and rotary cutting instructions are provided.

Fabric

Fabric A - Blue
Fabric B - Purple
Fabric C - Tan
Fabric D - Green

 

AccuQuilt GO! Dies

12" Block

Cut 1 Fabric A Square - GO! Square 4 1/2" 55060 or Value Die 55018

Cut 4 Fabric B Squares - Go! Square 2 1/2" 55059 or Value Die 55018 You can also use the Strip Cutter 2 1/2" die, 55014 or 55017 by cutting 2 1/2" strips then rotate the strips 90°, then cut again for 2 1/2" squares.

Cut 4 Fabric C Squares - Go! Square 2 1/2" 55059 or Value Die 55018 You can also use the Strip Cutter 2 1/2" die, 55014 or 55017 by cutting 2 1/2" strips then rotate the strips 90°, then cut again for 2 1/2" squares.

Cut 8 Fabric B Triangles - Go! Half Square 2" Finished Triangles: Die 55063 or Value Die 55018

Cut 16 Fabric D Triangles - Go! Half Square 2" Finished Triangles: Die 55063 or Value Die 55018

Cut 24 Fabric C Triangles - Go! Half Square 2" Finished Triangles: Die 55063 or Value Die 55018

Bat BlockJust in time for Halloween, here is a fun little bat quilt block for you to enjoy. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays so I just had to make a special block design for it! Happy Halloween!

Fabric

Fabric A - Orange
Fabric B - Black

 

AccuQuilt GO! Dies

8" Block

Cut 2 - 1 1/2" quarter square triangles from Fabric A - 2 1/4" squares are needed so use GO! Strip Cutter-2 1/4" (55053), then rotate 90° and cut them again on the same 2 1/4" strip cutter or use a rotary cutter to sub cut squares. Then sub cut the squares into quarter square triangles.

Cut 6 - 1 1/2" quarter square triangles from Fabric B - 2 1/4" squares are needed so use GO! Strip Cutter-2 1/4" (55053), then rotate 90° and cut them again on the same 2 1/4" strip cutter or use a rotary cutter to sub cut squares. Then sub cut the squares into quarter square triangles.

Cut 16 - 1 1/2" half square triangles from Fabric A - Use the GO! Half Square-1" Finished Triangle (55320)

Cut 16 - 1 1/2" half square triangles from Fabric B - Use the GO! Half Square-1" Finished Triangle (55320)

Cut 8 - 2 1/2" squares from Fabric A - Use the GO! Square-2 1/2" Multiples (55059); or GO! Value Die (55018); or create them by cutting 2 1/2" strips with the GO! Strip Cutter-2 1/2" (55014 or 55017), and then rotate the strips 90° and cut them again on the same 2 1/2" strip cutter or use a rotary cutter to sub cut squares.

Cut 2 - 1 1/2" squares from Fabric B - Use the GO! Strip Cutter-1 1/2" (55024), then rotate 90° and cut them again on the same 1 1/2" strip cutter or use a rotary cutter to sub cut squares.

Cut 12 - 1 1/2" squares from Fabric A - Use the GO! Strip Cutter-1 1/2" (55024), then rotate 90° and cut them again on the same 1 1/2" strip cutter or use a rotary cutter to sub cut squares.

We enjoyed the many wonderful quilts at the 2012 Alaska State Fair this year, along with an assortment of Fair food. There were traditional patterns as well as modern quilts and appliqué. We wanted to give you a peak at some of the many beautiful examples to both inspire and encourage your own creativity. Click on one of the quilts for a larger view.

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