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Great Foundations
by Red Rooster Studio
Laura designed and pieced this 59½" X 67½" contemporary quilt that's easy enough for a confident beginner! With a look similar to a Drunkard’s Path design, this quilt was created by fusing quarter circles to squares and half circles to rectangles. The blocks were sewn into vertical rows with alternate rows being half-dropped to achieve the resulting pattern. Once rows were sewn together into pairs, the curved edges were machine appliquéd using a buttonhole stitch (or stitch of your choice) so that the stitching could be completed in one continuous line. The five border strips were sewn together into sets and each corner mitered as one unit.

Deb Jacobs machine quilted this quilt with an overall design. To emphasize the curved pieces even more, each quarter and half circle could be echo quilted within each piece. The motifs in the outer border could also be quilted by stitching around the edge of each one. Just follow the lines!

Download Pattern (464 KB pdf file)