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Electric Quilt 7

I Love My AccuQuilt

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.

Jeweled Pine Tree blockWhen this block is isolated, it looks like pine trees viewed from the ground looking up. When you put several of them together you get mini-pinwheels and large parallelograms that look like gems. The pine trees remind me of camping and that's what summers in Alaska are all about. Camping, fishing, gardening, and anything else we can think of to do outside.

Fabric

Fabric A - Tan
Fabric B - Light Green
Fabric C - Dark Green

 

AccuQuilt GO! Dies

8" Block

Cut 12 - 2 1/2" half square triangles from Fabric A - Use GO! Half Square-2" Finished Triangle Multiples (55063); or GO! Value Die (55018).

Cut 6 - 2 1/2" half square triangles from Fabric B - Use GO! Half Square-2" Finished Triangle Multiples (55063); or GO! Value Die (55018).

Cut 6 - 2 1/2" half square triangles from Fabric C - Use GO! Half Square-2" Finished Triangle Multiples (55063); or GO! Value Die (55018).

Cut 2 - 2 1/2" squares from Fabric B - Use 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 - 2 1/2" squares from Fabric C - Use 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.

Blooming Flower / Pinwheels and Hourglass BlockThis block reminds me of a flower when it's isolated. When it's in a group, I notice pinwheels and hourglasses. With such happy spring/summer images (flowers, pinwheel toys, and an hourglass to remind us of cooking or not to waste the wonderful weather), I thought it would be perfect for May's free block pattern.

Fabric

Fabric A - Dark Green
Fabric B - Lime Green

 

AccuQuilt GO! Dies

8" Block

Cut 4 - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles from Fabric A - Cut 2 1/2" strips with the GO! Strip Cutter-2 1/2" (55014 or 55017), then rotate the strips 90° and use the GO! Strip Cutter-4 1/2" (55054) or the GO! Square-4 1/2" (55018 or 55060) to create these rectangles.

Cut 2 - 2 1/2" squares from lime Fabric B - Use 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 6 - 2 1/2" half square triangles from Fabric A - Use GO! Half Square-2" Finished Triangle Multiples (55063); or GO! Value Die (55018).

Cut 6 - 2 1/2" half square triangles from Fabric B- Use GO! Half Square-2" Finished Triangle Multiples (55063); or GO! Value Die (55018).

mosaicI love to create blocks in EQ 7 which utilize the AccuQuilt GO! dies. Blocks will be added to the Block category regularly to build a useful resource as a quick reference for your quilting. I try to use the GO! dies exclusively for their accuracy as well as to save my hands, back and shoulders. Whenever possible I'll include the dies for both an eight inch block and a 12 inch block. AccuQuilt GO! Dies and rotary cutting instructions are provided.

Fabric

Fabric A - Light Blue fabric
Fabric B - Dark Blue fabric

 

AccuQuilt GO! Dies

8" Block

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

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