Happily Inc. Quilt
This simple Drunkard’s Path block can showcase a favorite collection of either colors or theme with style.
This is curved piecing at its best.
• 7 coordinating fat quarters • 7/ 8 yard white-with-pink flowers • 1 yard white solid • 2 yards dark pink floral • Backing to size • Batting to size • Thread • Template material • Basic sewing tools and supplies
Prepare templates for the A and B pieces using patterns given. Mark the center of each template as per pattern. From each fat quarter: • Cut 4 each A and B pieces using the prepared template and referring to Figure 1. From white-with-pink flowers: • Cut 6 (11/2" by fabric width) C/D strips. • Cut 4 each A and B pieces using the
prepared templates. From white solid: • Cut 12 each A and B pieces using the prepared templates and referring to Figure 2.
From dark pink floral:
• Cut 6 (41/2" by fabric width) E/F strips. • Cut 7 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips. • Cut 4 each A and B pieces using the
COMPLETING THE BLOCKS
1. Select one each different-fabric A and B piece.
2. With the B piece on top and right sides together with A, match the centers and pin as shown in Figure 3. 3. Match and pin the starting corner as shown in Figure 4, leaving the other end loose.
“This quilt was inspired by the Happily Inc. romance novels by Susan Mallery. In the fictional town of Happily Inc., Calif., there’s a game preserve outside the local landfill and recycling center, where giraffes and zebras roam freely. The books are funny, lighthearted and romantic, and I think this easybreezy quilt perfectly captures the feeling of the books.” —Jenel Looney
4. Carefully sew from the pinned edge to the center point, matching curved edges as you go as shown in Figure 5.
5. Stop stitching at the center point, match the other ends and pin. Stitch from the center to the opposite corner to complete one A-B unit as shown in Figure 6. Press seam toward B.
6. Repeat steps 1–5 to complete a total of 48 A-B units.
7. Select four A-B units, including one unit with a white B and one unit with a white A.
8. Join two of the A-B units to complete a row as shown in Figure 7; press. Repeat to make a second row. 9. Join the rows to complete one Drunkard’s Path Circle block referring to the block drawing. 10. Repeat steps 7–9 to complete a total of 12 Drunkard’s Path Circle blocks.
COMPLETING THE QUILT
Refer to the Assembly Diagram for construction steps.
1. Arrange and join three Drunkard’s Path Circle blocks to make a row; press. Repeat to make a total of four rows. Note: Each row should have one each A and B piece from each fabric and three each white A and B pieces.
2. Join the rows to complete the pieced center; press. 3. Join the C/D strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Subcut strip into two each 11/2" x 561/2" C strips and 11/2" x 441/2" D strips. 4. Sew C strips to opposite long sides and D strips to the top and bottom of the pieced center; press. 5. Join the E/F strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Subcut strip into two each 41/2" x 581/2" E strips and 41/2" x 521/2" F strips. 6. Sew E strips to opposite long sides and F strips to the top and bottom of the pieced center to complete the quilt top. 7. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 102. 8. Quilt as desired. 9. Bind edges referring to Quilting Basics on page 102 to finish.
Drunkard’s Path Circle 14" x 14" Finished Block Make 12