The AccuQuilt Circle Die provides a number of opportunities to make beautiful quilts and other items. I very easily and quickly made this charity quilt using the larger circle on the Circle Die and the 6 1/2″ Square die. While the Circle die cuts 3 different circles (2″, 3″, 5″), I used the 5″ circle for this particular quilt.
I had fun cutting fabrics for this quilt and was amazed how fast all the blocks came together.
For this Circle block quilt, I cut 30 of the large circles and 30 – 6 1/2″ squares, all of various scraps. I visually pinned the circles to the centers of the squares and then used a straight stitch to secure the circles, stitching 1/4″ from the outside of the circle, for each block. Then, I followed normal assembly of blocks to create the simple scrappy circle quilt.
As I had cut some extra blocks, I decided to play with them to see about creating a scrappier look by using 1/4 circle squares to create a block. I ended up with enough to make a strip that I may use for the backing of the Circle quilt, or add a border to and create a simple table runner.
To create the quarter circle blocks, I paired two of my circle blocks with right side of fabrics facing each other. I then drew a line down the center of the block.
I stiched a 1/4″ seam on each side of the line and then cut the block in half, cutting along the center line that I had marked. I then pressed open these two pieces to create two smal blocks that have “half circles”.
I then paired my “half circle” blocks, where I turned the top block a 1/4 turn. I then drew a line in the center of this pair of blocks and again stitched a 1/4″ seam on each side of this line. Next, I cut along the line that I had marked to create two separate blocks with 1/4 circles and pressed open.
While I love the effect of the circle block, I also love the 1/4 circle block and all the possibilities for playing with fabrics that this design could offer. But what I love most, is how easy the AccuQuilt GO! Circle die was to use.
Here is an interesting video about the AccuQuilt GO! and Circle die:
I’d love to hear your thoughts about how I should use my left over blocks that I turned into the 1/4 Circle blocks. Should I use this strip in the back of my Circle quilt, create a table runner with them, or do you have another suggestion?
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