I recently started cutting out pieces for a Swoon/ Star of Bethlehem star block with my QUBE set and posted it in the QUBE FB group and several really wanted to know how to make this, so here’s my tutorial on it

I labeled the block image above and show which die #s from the QUBE set that are used, it’s actually a double sized block, so if you use a 6” qube, the block will be 12”, if you use an 8” qube set it’ll be 16” and so on.

I used the 8” for mine

You’ll need 3 colors plus a background color

For color A (the middle star and matching)

cut out 1 of shape #1

and 24 of #5

For color B (the “house” parts) cut out

4 of shape #2

4 of shape #4

12 of shape #5

4 of shape #8

For color C (corners) cut out

4 of shape #3

For background D cut out

4 of shape #4

28 of shape #5

with the 6” and 8” QUBE set you can use 4 FQs

for the 9” qube, you’ll need 1/4yd of A, C, D and 3/8yd of B

for 10” and 12” you’ll need 3/8 yd from A,B and D and 1/4yd of C

I used blue and white FQs for my block

Then I sewed as much together as I could, the start of flying geese with 4 large white triangle and small #5 triangles of A

and 4 large B triangles and small background D #5 triangles

then 4 HSTs of B/D #5 triangles

and 8 HSTs of A/D #5 triangles

and 8 HSTs of A/B #5 triangles

and then adding #5 D background triangles to B #2 squares

Then finish the flying geese and add the matching triangle to the #2 square and also do opposite sets of 4 with A/D HSTs above A/B HSTs so they look like trapezoids

Then add the #3 C triangle to the unit with the #2 square and background triangles. also add 4 #8 B rectangles to the “bottom” of the flying geese with large B triangles so it looks like a house.

and start adding one flying geese with large D triangle and A small triangles to the A large #1 square and with 2 of the same geese add a B/D HST to one side, paying attention to the fabric placement

Then add a trapezoid unit to the side of 2 “house” units from above, add another flying geese to the opposite side of the center block and also the matching HSTs to the opposite side of the other two flying geese sets.

Then make 2 opposite sets of the corner units with trapezoid units

Then sew block pieces together like this

and then sew together the middle star section and the top and bottom sections like this

and then add the sides like this

and then finish the block!

Here’s the block all quilted and bound in a small striped fabric

Here’s the back

A fun and easy block to make, this is a cute table topper now

I have it here in my shopify store

## 4 comments:

Thanks Bea, I appreciate that you put the work into this. I may have to try it.

It is also good to see the multiple uses for the qube. It would seem to most people that you would just make 8" blocks with the 8" qube set (or whatever size the set is.)

Absolutely beautiful Swoon quilt table topper. I love it. Thanks for sharing how to do this with the cube. Great idea.

Thanks for sharing the Qube dies to use! I have the 9 and 12" Qubes. Hopefully I can add another one next month for my birthday. I did just make this pattern, using all HST's, squares and flying geese! I'll be showing it for the Black and White blog hop! I did use my AccuQuilt HSTs and squares though! That was very helpful!

Thanks for you time and patience doing this. I brought the pattern but this make it much more easier.

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