Hap­pily Inc. Quilt

This sim­ple Drunk­ard’s Path block can show­case a fa­vorite col­lec­tion of ei­ther col­ors or theme with style.

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This is curved piec­ing at its best.

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• 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

CUT­TING

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

pre­pared tem­plates.

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.

Fig­ure 2

Fig­ure 3

Drunk­ard’s Path Cir­cle 14" x 14" Fin­ished Block Make 12

Fig­ure 1

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