In preparation for my monthly Go! club at my LQS, this month was the chisel die, I decided to whip together a quick little baby quilt to showcase the how chisel die shapes can make a type of star. there are many, many different stars that the chisel die can make - this is just one of them. But, I thought that it worked up nicely into a baby quilt and people wanted a little tut so here it is!
You will need the Go! chisel die and the Go! 3" finished HST die. You will need to cut 16 red chisels (or your feature fabric) chisels and 16 of your background chisels.
NOTE! We need all like chisels for this so you cannot fan-fold your fabric! All the chisels can only be cut either right-side-up or right-side down. This is extremely important. You may want to pre-cut rectangles 4" x 10.5" and then layer them all right side up.
You will also need 16 total feature fabric 3" finished HST - you get 4 in one pass with the Go! die. And 16 of your background fabric HST
Sew the background chisels to the feature fabric HST and the background HST to the feature fabric chisels and press to the feature fabric.
Sew these together in units of two with the feature fabric on the right and the background fabric on the left. Look kind of odd huh?
Following the block sew first two of the units together and then again so that you have 4 of the units sewn together. Nice and easy and what a neat spinning star!
Sew 4 of these stars together to create the secondary background star in the center. I love how the little hour-glass units appear and make the stars look like they are spinning!
I added two borders - one first border cut at 2" and then a second 4.5" border with corner-stones.
For an extra little embellishment I added rick-rack into the binding as a flap. I love how cute it is!
What do you think? Any questions feel free to leave them here!