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GO! Retro Drunkard’s Path Quilt

The combination of half square triangle units and curved Drunkard's Path units make this quilt shine. Perfect as a cozy couch quilt, your family will be fighting over this one. Endless design possibilities when you bring your favorite fabrics to play.

  • Sewing
  • 5+ hours
  • Intermediate

What You Need

GO! ® DIES USED

  • GO! Drunkard’s Path-4" Finished (55338)
  • GO! Half Square Triangle-4" Finished Square (55031)
  • GO! Strip Cutter- 2 -1/2" (2" Finished) (55017 or 55014)

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Fabric 1 (White)—5 yards
  • Fabric 2 (Orange)—2-1/4 yards
  • Fabric 3 (Teal)—2-1/4 yards (includes binding)
  • Batting—76" x 84"
  • Backing—4 -1/4 yards

Cutting Directions:

Fabric 1

  • Cut 9 — 7 -1/2" x width of fabric (WOF) strips
    Sub cut —72 Drunkard’s Path wedge shapes
    Sub cut —72 Drunkard’s Path pie shapes
  • Cut 11 — 5 -1/2" x WOF strips
    Sub cut 144 —4" finished half square triangles
  • Cut 8 — 2 -1/2" x WOF strips for outer border

Fabric 2

  • Cut 9 — 7 -1/2" x width of fabric (WOF) strips
    Sub cut —72 Drunkard’s Path wedge shapes
    Sub cut —72 Drunkard’s Path pie shapes

Fabric 3

  • Cut 11 — 5 -1/2" x WOF strips
    Sub cut 144 —4" finished half square triangles
  • Cut 8 — 2 -1/2" x WOF strips for binding

Drunkard’s Path Block Assembly:

  1. Lay one Fabric #1 wedge shape on top of a Fabric #2 pie shape, right sides together and matching notches (Figure 1). Pin together at notch. Aligning raw edges, match A corners and pin. Match B corners and pin. Matching raw edges; add pins, as needed to ensure a smooth seam.

  2. Using a consistent 1/4" seam allowance and stretch or ease both fabrics, as needed, sew seam to make a Drunkard’s Path block (Figure 2). Finger press seams toward darker fabric. Press flat. The block should measure 4-1/2" x 4-1/2". Make 72 blocks.

  3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 using Fabric #2 wedge shapes and Fabric #1 pie shapes to make 72 blocks (Figure 2).

  4. Lay out four blocks as shown in Figure 3. Pin and sew blocks together in rows. Sew rows together to make a larger block. The block should now measure 8-1/2" x 8-1/2". Make a total of 36 blocks.

Broken Dishes Block Assembly:

  1. Join one Fabric #1, 4" finished half square triangle and one Fabric #3, 4" finished half square triangle along their long edges to make a half square triangle unit (HST) as shown in Figure 4. Press seams toward darker fabric. Make 144 HST units.

  2. Lay out four HST units as shown in Figure 5.

  3. Pin and sew HST units together into rows. Sew rows together to make a Broken Dishes block. The block should now measure 8-1/2" x 8-1/2". Make 36 blocks.

Quilt Assembly:

  1. Lay out the blocks in nine rows of eight blocks each, alternating blocks in each row and from row to row as shown in quilt photo.

  2. Pin and sew blocks together into rows. Press seams in opposite directions from row to row.

  3. Pin and sew rows together. Press seams in one direction. The quilt top should measure 64-1/2" x 72-1/2".

  4. Join Fabric #1, 2-1/2" outer border strips end to end. From pieced strip, cut two 72-1/2" strips and sew them to the sides of the quilt top. Press seams toward outer border.

  5. From remaining pieced strip, cut two 68-1/2" strips and sew them to the top and bottom of the quilt top. Press seams toward outer border.

Quilting and Finishing:

  1. Layer quilt top with batting and backing.

  2. Pin or baste layers together.

  3. Quilt as desired.

  4. Add Fabric #3 binding strips, mitering corners.