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Today is Part Two in our Flower Path Quilt Sew-Along with Ellen. This variation on a Drunkard’s Path incorporates circles (144 quarter circles to be precise!). Find Part One with instructions for the quarter circles here. Today Ellen shows you how to finish your 12″ blocks.

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Have you sewn 144 quarter-circles? Now the hard work is done and it’s time to make your quilt top!

The patterned fabrics I used are from various designers, plus I used fabrics from all of my Kokka collections, including my upcoming Garden fabric collection that will be shown at Quilt Market next month and available in stores soon.

1. CUT SQUARES, 3″ each from various fabrics. For the 72″ quilt, you’ll need a total of 36 squares.

2. Next, place a square on the background fabric corner of one of the quarter-circles, as shown. STITCH along the diagonal. You may choose to mark the line with chalk or a fabric marker, or just eyeball it.

3. TRIM off the excess fabric, leaving a 1/4″ seam allowance.

4. Then PRESS the seam open from the back, flip it over and press again from the front.

5. You can decide to sew all of the triangle pieces at once, or choose fabrics as you assemble the blocks. JOIN two quarter-circles together as shown, forming a half circle. Then join another quarter circle with a quarter-circle and triangle piece, as shown.

6. Finally, FINISH the block by sewing these two sets of quarter-circles together as shown.

You’ll need to make 36 of these blocks, but I worked in sets, sewing four blocks together at a time so I could make sure I liked the colors and patterns in each larger section. Once you have nine sets of four blocks, lay them out and sew them together in rows of three, then sew those rows together to finish your quilt top.

I hope you’ll join me for this sew-along! I’m excited to see your interpretation of this quilt pattern. Thanks to Sew Mama Sew for having me!