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Build-A-Block Curves™ – Drunkard’s Path abstract quilt

Crafter's Companion – 02/05/19

For the fourth and final installment of our Build-A-Block Curves™ series, we wanted to share a classic project with you all that has a bit of a twist. It’s for a beautiful, modern quilt that features blocks from the Drunkard’s Path set, arranged in a fun and exciting way. This is a slightly more abstract quilt than many of the classic quilts you may have seen, but it’s so fantastically bold that we know you’ll love putting it together!

For this project, we’ve gone for a punchy colour palette, consisting of orange, navy blue, soft grey and white. You could have a go at using loud fabrics like we have or choose shades that complement each other for a cohesive project.

You will need:

Cutting preparation

  • Die-cut 15 large quarter circles
  • Die-cut 15 large corners
  • Cut 21 6.5″ squares (you can die-cut these using the 6.5″ square die from the Original Build-A-Block Patchwork System)
  • Cut 36.5″ x 36.5″ of backing from white fabric
  • Cut 2.5″ wide strips of light orange fabric measuring 150″ in total

Step 1

Sew a large corner to a large quarter circle. Mix and match the colours to create the random look to your finished quilt as shown. Repeat this process 14 times.

Step 2

Now all your block pieces are sewn together, sew them right sides together into six rows of six blocks, ensuring that you mix the squares between them.

Step 3

Sew the six rows from Step 2 right sides together lengthways to form the quilt top.

Step 4

Lay the backing fabric right side down, centre the wadding on top, and place the quilt top centrally on top, right sides facing up. Ensure an even amount of wadding and backing fabric overhang all the way round. Baste the layers together (Stick and Spray is ideal for this) and quilt as desired. We used a decorative stitch along the seam lines of each square.

Step 5

Leaving a 2″-long tail, place your binding halfway down one side of the front of the quilt. Keeping the binding folded, align the raw edges to the edge of the quilt and sew to the first corner using a 3mm stitch length, stopping 1/4″ from the end.

Step 6

To mitre the corners, fold the binding straight back towards the corner, forming a 45″ angle, then fold it towards you aligning the fold along the raw edge. Start to sew again and repeat this all the way around the edges and corners. Stop sewing 4″ away from where you started and secure your stitches.

Step 7

To join the binding, fold in one of the ends by 1/2″ and tuck the other raw edge inside. Pin or clip it in place and sew the remaining section of the binding to your quilt.

Step 8

Fold over the binding to the back of the quilt, securing with quilting clips, and stitch by hand with a small whip stitch to finish.

We hope you all enjoyed this project and our whole Build-A-Block Curves™ series! Make sure you bookmark the page, so that you can easily return once you’ve got all of your materials together.

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