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Go Strip Star Sampler Quilt

If you’re up for a challenge and you want to get the most out of your GO! Strip Cutters, then this is the pattern for you.

  • Sewing
  • 5+ hours
  • Advanced

What You Need

Click Here to view GO! ® Dies Used, Number of Shapes to Cut & Fabric Requirements

  • Backing—3 yards
  • atting—55” x 55”

Block A:

  1. Lay out one light blue/aqua J and K shapes, two medium blue print K shapes, one medium blue print J shape, two dark green J shapes, one green print J and K shapes and one light green J shape as shown.

  2. Pin and sew shapes together in vertical columns, pressing seam toward shape J. Pin and sew columns together, pressing seams to one side. Block unit should measure 8½”W x 8½”H.

Block B:

  1. Lay out two light blue/aqua J shapes, two medium blue print J shapes, two light green J shapes, one green print J shape, and one dark green J shape as shown.

  2. Pin and sew four sets of two J shapes together to form block quarters, pressing seams to one side.

  3. Pin and sew two sets of block quarters together to form block halves, pressing seams toward blue block quarters.

  4. Pin and sew block halves together, pressing seam open.Block unit should measure 8½”W x 8½”H.

Block C:

  1. Lay out one light blue/aqua K shape, one light green J and K shapes, one green print J shape, one dark green L shape, one medium blue print L and M shapes as shown.

  2. Pin and sew shapes together starting with one light blue/aqua K shape and one light green K shape, pressing seam to one side. Pin and sew remaining shapes as for a log cabin block. Block unit should measure 8½”W x 8½”H.

Block D:

  1. Lay out two medium blue print K shapes and two dark green K shapes for block center.

  2. Pin and sew to form 4-patch, pressing seams for least bulk. Block center unit should measure 4½”W x 4½”H.

  3. Lay out block center, four green print K shapes and four light blue/aqua J shapes as shown.

  4. Pin and sew one light blue/aqua J shape to each side of block center, pressing seams toward J shapes.

  5. Pin and sew one light green K shape to each end of one light blue/aqua J shape, pressing seams toward J shape. Repeat for second light blue/aqua J shape.

  6. Pin and sew combined units from step 5 to top and bottom of combined block center. Block unit should measure 8½”W x 8½”H.

Outer Border Cornerstones:

  1. Lay out two green print K shapes and two dark green K shapes as shown.

  2. Pin and sew to form 4-patch, pressing seams for least bulk. 4-Patch unit should measure 4½”W x 4½”H.

  3. Repeat to make a total of four 4-patch units.

Star:

  1. Lay out one each: green print, medium blue print and light blue/aqua 2½” x 20” strips as shown.

  2. Pin and sew together, off-setting ends as shown, pressing seams toward green print end of combined strip set.

  3. Note: If your GO! Strip Cutter-2½” (2” Finished) (55017) is not marked with angled guidelines as shown, you will need to use a black Sharpie marker to add placement lines. Place a ruler on the die, aligning lines on ruler with blades to mark a 90° line at the left end of the blades and 2½” from the right end of blades as shown. Align the 45° line on the ruler with blades and mark. The other two angled lines are 30° and 60°. The 45° line will be used for this project. Be sure the ink is dry before placing fabric on the die


  4. Place the combined strip set on the die with the top edge of the green print strip aligning with the 45° marked line, with the extra combined strip set length extending over the edge of the die. Run the die through the cutter. This will yield three pieced angled strips.

  5. Cut a fourth pieced angled strip from the extra combined strip set length for a total of four pieced angled strips. Label each strip set N.


  6. Repeat steps 1 through 4 with the following groups of 2½” x20” fabric strips, pressing seams in the direction of arrows. (Strip set N that was just completed is also shown.)


  7. Lay out one N, O and P pieced angled strips as shown in star diagram. Pin and sew together matching seams. Press stitched seams toward N unit.

  8. Pin and sew 2½” dark green square at corner with a Y seam. Press seams away from dark green square.

  9. Pin N, O, P combined unit to Q, R, S combined unit as shown to form upper right section of star. Label Upper Right.

  10. Sew seam joining two units as shown by red dotted line stopping ¼” from edges at blue dots. Press seam open.




  11. Use Trimming Template on next page to trim medium blue print diamonds as shown by yellow triangle for NOP unit and pink triangle for QRS unit. Stitching lines are shown.

  12. Pin and sew 2½” dark green square at corner with a Y seam. Press seams away from dark green square.

  13. Repeat for lower left star section. Entire unit is the same as upper right star section, and will be rotated for correct orientation in quilt. Label Lower Left. (Not shown.)

  14. Repeat for lower right star section using a 2½” green print square. Label Lower Right.

  15. Repeat step 13 for upper left star section. Entire unit is the same as lower right star section, and will be rotated for correct orientation in quilt. Label Upper Left. (not shown)

  16. Lay out star sections following labels.

  17. Pin and sew together to form two half stars stopping ¼” from outer edges of star sections.

  18. Pin and sew half stars together stopping ¼” from outer edges of star sections to complete pieced star.






Quilt Assembly:

  1. Lay out pieced star and four dark blue E setting triangles following quilt diagram on page 3. E triangles have been cut larger and will extend beyond star points as shown at right.

  2. Pin and sew one dark blue E setting triangle in selected sections of the star with a Y seam. Press seams toward E triangles.

  3. Trim points of E triangles even with open corners of pieced star as shown by heavy black lines on diagram at right.


  4. Pin and sew one dark blue 2½” x 8½” F rectangle to the right side of Blocks A and C, pressing seam toward F rectangle. Combined Block unit will measure 10½” x 8½”.




  5. Pin and sew one dark blue 2½” x 8½” F rectangle to the left side of Blocks B and D, pressing seam toward F rectangle. Combined Block unit will measure 10½” x 8½”.


  6. Pin and sew one dark blue 2½” x 10½” G rectangle to the top of Blocks C and D, pressing seam toward G rectangle. Combined Block unit will measure 10½” x 10½”.


  7. Pin and sew combined Block A in upper left section of the star with a Y seam as shown on page 6. Press seams toward F and G rectangles.

  8. Repeat for combined Blocks B, C and D.

  9. Trim dark blue E triangles even with combined block edges as shown by heavy black line to square up quilt.

  10. Trim selvage ends off four, dark blue 2½” inner border strips.

  11. Measure vertical center of quilt. Cut two inner borders to this measurement.


  12. Pin and sew trimmed inner borders to sides of quilt matching center of inner border to center of quilt edge.



  13. Press seams toward inner borders.

  14. Measure horizontal center of quilt (with side inner borders). Cut two inner border strips to this measurement.

  15. Pin and sew trimmed inner border to top and bottom of quilt matching center of inner border to center of quilt edge.

  16. Press seams toward inner borders.

  17. Measure vertical center of quilt. Trim two, medium blue print 4½” outer border strips to this measurement for side outer borders.

  18. Measure horizontal center of quilt. Trim two, medium blue print 4½” outer border strips to this measurement for top and bottom outer borders.

  19. Pin and sew trimmed strips to sides of quilt center. Press seams toward inner border.

  20. Pin and sew one 4½” x 4½” outer border cornerstone 4-patch unit to each end of trimmed top and bottom outer border strips. Press seams toward 4-patch units.

  21. Pin and sew pieced outer border strips to top and bottom of quilt, matching center of strip to center of quilt edge. Press seams toward inner border.

Quilting & Finishing:

  1. Layer quilt top with batting and backing.

  2. Pin or baste layers together.

  3. Model was custom machine quilted.

  4. Attach binding, mitering the corners.