What I working on….

I took a little time over the weekend to play with my new chisel die for my Accuquilt Go!  In an old quilt magazine I got at the “used store”, I saw a  pattern for a star block.  After looking at the block several times, I wondered if I could make it with the Chisel Die….Well I can and so can you!  There’s a look at the finished blocks….

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To make the block you need a chisel die and a 3″ finish half square triangle.

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When you cut the the chisel pieces, you need to keep ALL of the fabric facing UP.  Don’t accordion fold the pieces.  You need 4 dark chisels and 4 light chisels.  You also need to cut 4 dark triangles and 4 light triangles.  Lay the pieces on each other as shown.  Sew the seam and press open as shown.

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Sew the pieces together as shown.

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Continue sewing making four pieces.   Lay them out as shown.  Sew together.

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Make more and more and more and more….then you’ll have a quilt.  The blocks finish out at 12 inches.

This project was just a fun play day thing.  I don’t know if the blocks will actually get made into a quilt anytime soon but it is fun to play!  If you’re wondering how my Cotton Candy Squares quilt from last week is coming along….check back later this week.  I only have ONE more border to put on the then the big reveal.

P.S.  If you want a good laugh, check out the video I made showing how to make the chisel star block.  I also started a new page on the blog listing project ideas or cutting tips using my Go! Cutter.  I have been playing a lot and expect to add to the page often! And one more thing, today is the last day for my “cleaning my sewing room giveaway“.

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11 thoughts on “What I working on….

  1. Richelle in TX

    I like the blocks. Now I have two more dies to add to my list for the Go! Cutter. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Angela

    What a great pattern, I’ve made it from bricks and squares using the flip and sew method, but using the die cutter would be lot quicker and easier. I love your video!

  3. Leeanne

    Cool Jo…I just watched all 3 of your videos, well done.I have never seen the Go Cutters in action…now I know what all the excitement is about.

  4. Mary

    I caught your video last night and thought you did a spectacular job! Well done! Now you say I need this die huh? I need to get busy with the others!!

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