I made this for a little girl; the peach and light grey in the prints soften the red, black and white.
Let's do it! Make the Sizzix sandwich — cutting pad, die with blades facing up, fabric, cutting pad — and roll it through the Big Shot Pro.
These three shapes are the only ones we will be using on this die — both pieces of the Drunkard's Path block.
Die cut 32 pie-shaped pieces in fabric B and 16 pie-shaped pieces in fabric D. Die cut 24 arc-shaped pieces in fabric C, 16 arc-shaped pieces in fabric E and 8 arc-shaped pieces in fabric G. With a rotary cutter, cut 8 5 ½" squares in fabric A and 8 5 ½" squares in fabric F. (Please note that in this example fabric A and fabric D are the same.)
Assemble the Drunkard's Path blocks. With right sides facing, line up the handy little tabs and pin the center.
I tend to only pin the center but add as many as five pins if that is more helpful. Sew the curve with ¼" seam allowance.
Press away from the arc shape, as shown.
I flip and press the block again, which helps make it even more flat.
Once all the Drunkard's Path blocks are finished, begin sewing the blocks together in vertical rows. Alternate which way you press the seams so that they will easily align and nest when the rows are sewn together. I always press the first row down, the second row up, etc. to help avoid confusion.
A perfectly aligned curve! When sewing these blocks together it is helpful to either pin where the seam of the curve needs to meet or quickly add a couple of basting stitches with the sewing machine. When all the rows are assembled, sew the rows together in pairs, until the top is complete. Add batting and a fun backing fabric and quilt as desired; I opted for quick and simple quilting.
Die cut 172" of 2 ½" binding with the Bigz XL 25" Die - Strips, 2 ½" wide. I chose a solid red. Attach the binding.
That's it! It will be nice to have this pattern on hand when I need to whip up a quick but not too arduous baby quilt. I finished sewing the binding on by hand while on a road trip, and it was a perfect size to have on my lap in the car.
Cirrus solids in Ash and Limestone by Cloud 9
Robert Kaufman Chambray in Black
Beaded in Sunset from the Coyote line by Hawthorne Threads
Sunprint Mercury in Coral by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics
Abalone in Quilting Cotton from the Palos Verde Collection by A Creative Mint
Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in Lipstick
Polar Bears in Charcoal from the Fair Isle collection by Hawthorne Threads
Pellon® Nature's Touch Cotton batting
Clover Wonder Clips