# 2024 AQS & AccuQuilt-Along: Going Carolina in My Mind

- By American Quilter's Society
- Jul 23, 2024

For the August AQS & AccuQuilt-Along, we're making the Going Carolina in My Mind Throw! This quilt is a sunny, scrappy, and innovative project you won't want to miss.

*Designed for AccuQuilt by Laura Strickland of Orange Blossom Quilts*

**Finished Size:** 58" x 72"

Download the AccuQuilt Go! Going Carolina in My Mind pattern here.

Download the North Carolina Star Block Assembly Instructions here.

This quilt is bursting with creative design elements, created by combining the GO! North

Carolina Star Block on Board (BOB) die with the GO! Qube Mix & Match 5” Finished Block and

a few GO! Strip Cutters. There’s no need to feel intimidated, as we’ll be creating this project

together, step by step. Visit AccuQuilt's blog post to learn more about the cutting system products.

This masterpiece of a quilt has 4 full North Carolina Star blocks combined with 8 blocks that combine elements from the North Carolina Star with 4 different Mix & Match blocks.

In the pattern, Laura has chosen to use the GO! Broken Dishes, GO! Flashing Windmills, GO! Spinner, and GO! X blocks. You can follow the pattern and use these same blocks or you can select your own blocks, it’s all up to you. In fact, with the GO! Qube Mix & Match 5” Finished Block, Companion Set Angles, and Companion Set Corners, you have 216 different blocks you can easily choose from!

Download the Go! Mix & Match 216 Block Patterns here.

Don't miss any details! Be sure to check out AccuQuilt's blog posts each week here.

### Fabric Requirements

Solid White (Background & Sashing) - 2 yards

Essex Linen, Metallic 1791 Sorbet “Rainbow Sparkle” -1 ¾ yard

Pastel Batiks [12 colors] (Pink, Peach, Creamsicle, Pale Yellow, Pale Lime, Pistachio, Pale Aqua, Baby Blue, Periwinkle, Lavender, Lilac, Pale Raspberry) 1 Each -12 Fat Quarters total

Bright Batiks [12 colors] ( Red, Orange, Marigold, Yellow, Lime, Kelley Green, Turquoise, Bright Blue, Ultraviolet, Purple, Plum, Raspberry/Magenta)1 Each - 12 Fat quarters total

Bright Batiks [7 colors] (Pumpkin/Tangelo, Grass Green, Emerald, Aqua, Teal, Aubergine, Fuchsia) 1 Each - 7 eighth yards total

Bright Colorful Print (Binding) - 5/8 yard

Batting Full/Queen Size [at least 66” X 80”]

Backing - 4 yards

## Traditional Cutting Directions

Use these cutting instructions to complete this project without using a GO! cutter and GO! dies.

Note that the cuts are arranged in the order they should be cut.

Download a printable copy of the rotary cutting instructions here.

Download the North Carolina Star block templates here.

**From the Solid White:**

- 11 strips 2-1/2" x WOF [Sashing, Border #1]
- Subcut 17 strips 2-1/2" x 12-1/2" for sashing
- Leave the remaining strips whole for Border.

- 2 squares 4-7/8" x 4-7/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 4 triangles [A] 16 squares 3-1/4" x 3-1/4"; cut each square diagonally twice to make 64 triangles [E]
- 108 triangles [Template C]
- 108 triangles [Template C reversed]
- 48 squares 2-1/8" x 2-1/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 96 triangles [Die #5]

**From the Essex Linen, Metallic 1791 Sorbet “Rainbow Sparkle”:**

- 6 strips 5-1/2" x WOF [Border #3]
- 12 squares 3-1/4" x 3-1/4"; cut each square diagonally twice to make 48 triangles [E]
- 12 squares 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" [F]
- 8 squares 2-1/4" x 2-1/4" [Die #6]
- 16 squares 2-1/8" x 2-1/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 32 triangles [Die #5]
- 32 squares 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" [Die #2]

**From the Pink Batik:**

- 1 strip 2-1/2" x WOFQ (Width of Fat Quarter)
- 4 squares 3-3/4" x 3-3/4"; cut each square diagonally twice to make 16 triangles [Die # 4]
- 1 square 3-1/4" x 3-1/4"; cut each square diagonally twice to make 4 triangles [E], 3 are unused
- 8 squares 2-1/8" x 2-1/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 16 triangles [Die #5]

**From the Peach Batik:**

- 1 strip 2-1/2" x WOFQ (Width of Fat Quarter)
- 2 squares 4-7/8" x 4-7/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 4 triangles [A]
- 1 square 3-1/4" x 3-1/4"; cut each square diagonally twice to make 4 triangles [E], 2 are unused
- 4 triangles [Template C]
- 4 triangles [Template C reversed]

**From the Creamsicle Batik:**

- 1 strip 2-1/2" x WOFQ (Width of Fat Quarter)
- 1 square 3-1/4" x 3-1/4"; cut each square diagonally twice to make 4 triangles [E], 3 are unused
- 8 squares 3" x 3" [Die #1]

**From the Pale Yellow Batik:**

- 1 strip 2-1/2" x WOFQ (Width of Fat Quarter)
- 1 square 3-1/4" x 3-1/4"; cut each square diagonally twice to make 4 triangles [E], 2 are unused
- 16 squares 2-1/8" x 2-1/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 32 triangles [Die #5]

**From the Pale Lime Batik:**

- 1 strip 2-1/2" x WOFQ (Width of Fat Quarter)
- 1 square 3-1/4" x 3-1/4"; cut each square diagonally twice to make 4 triangles [E]
- 8 squares 2-1/8" x 2-1/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 16 triangles [Die #5]
- 16 squares 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" [Die #2]

**From the Pistachio Batik:**

- 1 strip 2-1/2" x WOFQ (Width of Fat Quarter)
- 2 squares 4-7/8" x 4-7/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 4 triangles [A]
- 1 square 3-1/4" x 3-1/4"; cut each square diagonally twice to make 4 triangles [E], 2 are unused
- 4 triangles [Template C]
- 4 triangles [Template C reversed]

**From the Pale Aqua Batik:**

- 1 strip 2-1/2" x WOFQ (Width of Fat Quarter)
- 2 squares 4-7/8" x 4-7/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 4 triangles [A]
- 1 square 3-1/4" x 3-1/4"; cut each square diagonally twice to make 4 triangles[E], 2 are unused
- 4 triangles [Template C]
- 4 triangles [Template C reversed]

**From the Baby Blue Batik:**

- 1 strip 2-1/2" x WOFQ (Width of Fat Quarter)
- 1 square 3-1/4" x 3-1/4"; cut each square diagonally twice to make 4 triangles [E]
- 8 squares 3" x 3" [Die #1]

**From the Periwinkle Batik: **

- 1 strip 2-1/2" x WOFQ (Width of Fat Quarter)
- 4 squares 3-3/4" x 3-3/4", cut each square diagonally twice to make 16 triangles [Die #4]
- 1 square 3-1/4" x 3-1/4"; cut each square diagonally twice to make 4 triangles [E], 2 are unused
- 8 squares 2-1/8" x 2-1/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 16 triangles [Die #5]

**From the Lavender Batik:**

- 1 strip 2-1/2" x WOFQ (Width of Fat Quarter)
- 1 square 3-1/4" x 3-1/4"; cut each square diagonally twice to make 4 triangles [E] , 3 are unused
- 8 squares 2-1/8" x 2-1/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 16 triangles [Die #5]
- 16 squares 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" [Die #2]

**From the Lilac Batik:**

- 1 strip 2-1/2" x WOFQ (Width of Fat Quarter)
- 2 squares 4-7/8" x 4-7/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 4 triangles [A]
- 1 square 3-1/4" x 3-1/4"; cut each square diagonally twice to make 4 triangles[E], 2 are unused
- 4 triangles [Template C]
- 4 triangles [Template C reversed]

**From the Pale Raspberry Batik:**

- 1 strip 2-1/2" x WOFQ (Width of Fat Quarter)
- 1 square 3-1/4" x 3-1/4"; cut each square diagonally twice to make 4 triangles [E] , 3 are unused
- 16 squares 2-1/8" x 2-1/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 32 triangles [Die #5]

**From the Red Batik:**

- 1 strip 1-1/2" x WOFQ (Width of Fat Quarter)
- 4 wide point triangles [Template B]
- 4 thin point triangles [Template D]
- 2 squares 3-3/8" x 3-3/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 4 triangles [Die #3]
- 3 square 3-1/4" x 3-1/4"; cut each square diagonally twice to make 12 triangles [E]
- 18 squares 2-1/8" x 2-1/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 36 triangles [Die #5]

**From the Orange Batik:**

- 1 strip 1-1/2" x WOFQ (Width of Fat Quarter)
- 4 thin point triangles [Template D]
- 3 square 3-1/4" x 3-1/4"; cut each square diagonally twice to make 12 triangles [E]
- 2 squares 2-7/8" x 2-7/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 4 triangles [G]
- 12 squares 2-1/8" x 2-1/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 24 triangles [Die #5]

**From the Marigold Batik:**

- 1 strip 1-1/2" x WOFQ (Width of Fat Quarter)
- 4 wide point triangles [Template B]
- 4 thin point triangles [Template D]
- 2 squares 3-3/8" x 3-3/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 4 triangles [Die #3]
- 6 squares 2-1/8" x 2-1/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 12 triangles [Die #5]

**From the Yellow Batik:**

- 1 strip 1-1/2" x WOFQ (Width of Fat Quarter)
- 4 thin point triangles [Template D]
- 2 squares 3-3/8" x 3-3/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 4 triangles [Die #3]
- 4 square 3-1/4" x 3-1/4"; cut each square diagonally twice to make 16 triangles [E]
- 18 squares 2-1/8" x 2-1/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 36 triangles [Die #5]

**From the Lime Green Batik:**

- 1 strip 1-1/2" x WOFQ (Width of Fat Quarter)
- 4 thin point triangles [Template D]
- 5 square 3-1/4" x 3-1/4"; cut each square diagonally twice to make 20 triangles [E]
- 2 squares 2-7/8" x 2-7/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 4 triangles [G]
- 12 squares 2-1/8" x 2-1/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 24 triangles [Die #5]

**From the Kelley Green Batik:**

- 1 strip 1-1/2" x WOFQ (Width of Fat Quarter)
- 4 wide point triangles [Template B]
- 4 thin point triangles [Template D]
- 2 squares 3-3/8" x 3-3/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 4 triangles [Die #3]
- 6 squares 2-1/8" x 2-1/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 12 triangles [Die #5]

**From the Turquoise Batik:**

- 1 strip 1-1/2" x WOFQ (Width of Fat Quarter)
- 8 wide point triangles [Template B]
- 4 thin point triangles [Template D]
- 2 squares 3-3/8" x 3-3/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 4 triangles [Die #3]
- 4 square 3-1/4" x 3-1/4"; cut each square diagonally twice to make 16 triangles [E]
- 18 squares 2-1/8" x 2-1/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 36 triangles [Die #5]

**From the Bright Blue Batik:**

- 1 strip 1-1/2" x WOFQ (Width of Fat Quarter)
- 4 thin point triangles [Template D]

**From the Ultra-Violet Batik:**

- 1 strip 1-1/2" x WOFQ (Width of Fat Quarter)
- 8 thin point triangles [Template D]
- 2 squares 3-3/8" x 3-3/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 4 triangles [Die #3]
- 3 square 3-1/4" x 3-1/4"; cut each square diagonally twice to make 12 triangles [E]
- 18 squares 2-1/8" x 2-1/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 36 triangles [Die #5]

**From the Purple Batik:**

- 1 strip 1-1/2" x WOFQ (Width of Fat Quarter)
- 8 thin point triangles [Template D]
- 2 squares 3-3/8" x 3-3/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 4 triangles [Die #3]
- 3 square 3-1/4" x 3-1/4"; cut each square diagonally twice to make 12 triangles [E]
- 18 squares 2-1/8" x 2-1/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 36 triangles [Die #5]

**From the Plum Batik:**

- 1 strip 1-1/2" x WOFQ (Width of Fat Quarter)
- 4 wide point triangles [Template B]
- 4 thin point triangles [Template D]

**From the Raspberry/Magenta Batik:**

- 1 strip 1-1/2" x WOFQ (Width of Fat Quarter)
- 8 wide point triangles [Template B]
- 4 thin point triangles [Template D]

**From the Pumpkin/Tangelo Batik:**

- 8 wide point triangles [Template B]
- 4 thin point triangles [Template D]

**From the Grass Green Batik:**

- 8 wide point triangles [Template B]

**From the Emerald Batik:**

- 2 squares 2-7/8" x 2-7/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 4 triangles [G]

**From the Aqua Batik:**

- 4 wide point triangles [Template B]

**From the Teal Batik:**

- 2 squares 2-7/8" x 2-7/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 4 triangles [G]

**From the Aubergine Batik:**

- 4 wide point triangles [Template B]
- 2 squares 2-7/8" x 2-7/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 4 triangles [G]

**From the Fuchsia Batik:**

- 4 wide point triangles [Template B]
- 2 squares 3-3/8" x 3-3/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 4 triangles [Die #3]
- 18 squares 2-1/8" x 2-1/8"; cut each square diagonally once to make 36 triangles [Die #5]

**From the Bright and Colorful Print:**

- 7 strips 2-1/2" x WOF [Binding}

OR - You can use your AccuQuilt cutting system to cut out your quilt in a snap!

**Show & Tell**

It's time to show off your quilts!

Join Pam and Erica on **Wednesday, September 4, at 12 pm CDT **during the Facebook Live with Pam and Erica! You can watch on the AQS Quilting Project Parade Facebook Group or the AccuQuilt Facebook page.

Be sure to join the AQS Quilting Project Parade Facebook Group and share your progress and pictures of our projects along the way, ask questions, and connect with a wonderful quilting community.

### Schedule

Wednesday, August 7: Cutting and Organizing - Watch here

Wednesday, August 14: Sewing blocks - Watch here

Wednesday, August 21: Sewing blocks - Watch here

Wednesday, August 28: Finishing the top - Watch here

Wednesday, September 4: Show & Tell

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