Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Beothuk Star QAL Cutting

Now that you've gathered your fabrics (or maybe you're like me and waffle and overthink and hem and ha), we are going to cut into them. Just like the requirements for fabric, the cutting thereof varies slightly from version to version.


I'm hosting a linky party today where you can link up your blog or Instagram or Flickr post of either your fabric pull/purchase or your cutting. It will be open for a full week or more to give you ample time. I may just have a prize for one lucky person...
Oh! and here's the html code for the button. Thanks to Cindy at Stitchin at Home for guidance! You can copy and paste this into your gadgets widget and the button will appear on your sidebar directing people to the main landing page for the QAL.

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Version 1 - The original quilt

Note that cutting for all versions is based on 42" useable width of fabric (WOF).

Background *Note that there is enough yardage to cut either 3 7/8" or, if you prefer, 4" squares for your HSTs. I will refer to them as 4" here. If you have the PDF from when it was on Craftsy, those instructions have 3 7/8".
Cut five strips at 4" by WOF (width of fabric). Cut further into 48 squares @ 4".
Cut three strips at 3 1/2" by WOF. Cut further into 32 squares @ 3 1/2".
Cut four strips @ 3 1/2" wide for the borders.

Eggplant
Cut 8 squares @ 3 1/2".
Cut 4 squares @ 4".

Orange
Cut one strip @ 4" by WOF. Cut further into 10 squares @ 4". Cut two more 4" squares from remainder of fabric.
Cut one strip @ 3 1/2" by WOF. Cut further into 12 squares @ 3 1/2".

Navy/gold mottled
Cut four strips @ 4" by WOF.  Cut further into 32 squares @ 4".

Version 2 My November Blogger Bundle; additional background fabric required. This one is a bit tricky, so read through carefully in its entirety first.

Version 2 using the half-yard bundle

There's a bit of finagling needed to make this work with the fat quarter bundle.
Background
As for Option 1.

Eggplant
As for Version 1 **unless you bought the fat quarter bundle. One option here is that you will cut 4 extra squares of eggplant @ 3 1/2" for a total of 12. Your cornerstones will be eggplant in both the final border as well as in the one just before it. See below:
Version 2 - Option 1 using the fat quarter bundle - extra piecing required

****Note that the above version requires you to piece the remainder of the turquoise fat quarter to create the three 3 1/2" squares needed in that second last border. See below.

Turquoise
As for Option 1 orange **unless you bought the fat quarter bundle.
FAT QUARTER:  Cut 3 strips 4" by 21" of your fat quarter. Cut further into 15 squares @ 4". Cut one more 4" square from the remainder of your fat quarter.
Now you will only have enough fabric to cut 5 squares @ 3 1/2". This is where you make a decision: Piece the remainder of the fat quarter into three more squares @ 3 1/2" to make a total of 8 squares @ 3 1/2". If that won't work for you, then you may want to cut eight extra 3 1/2" squares from the eggplant instead of the four for a total of 16. This will make the quilt layout shown below:
Version 2 - Option 2 using the fat quarter bundle
Yellow
Cut 8 squares @ 4".

Green
Cut 8 squares @ 4".

Diamond motif purple and turquoise (2 stars are made from this fabric)
Cut 2 strips 4" by WOF. Cut further into 16 squares @ 4".

Version 3 Blogger Bundle with extension purchased. 

There's a bit of finagling needed to make this work as well with the fat quarter bundle.
Background
As for Version 1.

Eggplant
As for Version 1 **unless you bought the fat quarter bundle. Please refer to the choices in Option 2 as to how to make this work for the eggplant and turquoise fat quarters.

Turquoise
As for Version 1 Orange **unless you bought the fat quarter bundle. Please refer to the choices in Option 2 as to how to make this work for the eggplant and turquoise fat quarters.

Yellow
Cut 8 squares @ 4".

Green
Cut 8 squares @ 4".

Diamond motif purple and turquoise
Cut 8 squares @ 4".

Berry triangles fabric
Cut 8 squares @ 4".

Version 4 New curated kit. This one has only two fabrics for the four evening stars, and yardage for the turquoise.


Background
As for Version 1.

Yellow
As for Version 1 Eggplant.

Turquoise
As for Version 1 Orange.

Dark Pink
FAT QUARTERS:  Cut 3 strips 4" by 21" of your fat quarter. Cut further into 15 squares @ 4". Cut one more 4" square from the remainder of your fat quarter.

Medium Pink
FAT QUARTERS:  Cut 3 strips 4" by 21" of your fat quarter. Cut further into 15 squares @ 4". Cut one more 4" square from the remainder of your fat quarter.

Okay! Phew! That's a lot. Any questions, just shoot me an email, ephdra at gmail dot com. I can't wait to see more fabric pulls and cuts! Here's mine with the new kit:

See you back here on May 1 for piecing the first eight blocks and some HST tips.


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6 comments:

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

I'm actually ready to cut!! Fabric is selected and waiting to be cut and sewn. Woo hoo!!

piecefulwendy said...

I have my fabric here and there in my quilt room. Time to gather it and get busy. This is going to be fun!

Stitchin At Home said...

It will be fun to see all the fabric pulls.

Louise said...

I decided this week to make a special stack of "inspiration" fabrics. You know, the ones that you want to just keep taking out and petting? My goal is for those fabrics to serve as the sparks for upcoming quilts. So of course I'm going to use one of them as the central star in my Beothuk!

But then, I got an email from my niece-in-law, answering my questions about what colors she wants in the quilt for the baby she's expecting this fall. And those colors are NOT AT ALL like the ones in my inspiration fabric. Oh, dear. What to do, what to do. I mean, Beothuk Star is the perfect size for a baby quilt, and I need to make one soon.

I guess I'm just going to have to pull two sets of fabrics and make two quilts. Yup. That is CLEARLY the only logical solution :)

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Sandra! I'm all ready to make version #3. I can't wait to get started cutting . . . good thing there is a long weekend ahead. Happy Easter/Passover to you and your family. I hope the pups are doing well. I hope you have lots of friends join in on the QAL. ~smile~ Roseanne

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Planning mine out with graph paper and colored pencils before I do any cutting - and excited to get going on this! Thanks for giving us 2 weeks for this step!