New Quilt Pattern: “Tipsy” in Fat Quarterly


Tipsy curved piecing quilt pattern by Sharon McConnell

I am so happy to finally share a new quilt with you! Last winter, the staff at Fat Quarterly asked for submissions to their issue on curved piecing, and of course since I love designing quilts using curved piecing, I raised my hand. I decided to use a shape that is different for me, but a classic in quilting: the Drunkard’s Path. The classic drunkard’s path template is a basic quarter-circle curve with corresponding concave “background” corner, making a square block with 1/4th circle. It is a very versatile block, with many ways to rearrange for a variety of overall designs.

Tipsy curved piecing quilt pattern by Sharon McConnell

This was a  fun quilt to make because I mostly just used scraps from my stash, revisiting pieces I haven’t used for a while. Since I started with a small bundle of Gardenvale fat quarters (by Jen Kingwell, Moda fabrics), I decided to keep up the vintage vibe and chose fabrics that had that look to them. Some of the pieces are genuine feed sacks and vintage cottons from my bin (I went through a phase of collecting feed sacks….). I really love how it turned out, with a kind of old-fashioned, soft color scheme but dynamic modern setting.

You can find the pattern for Tipsy in the current issue of Fat Quarterly, (downloadable, Here). I will also be offering Tipsy in my pattern shop in the coming months.


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  1. sharon holland July 17, 2015 at 7:27 am

    Very cool design Sharon! Really an interesting mix of prints and colors but such a nice balance to the quilt. Gosh, another one to go on my faves list!

  2. Beth Arcuri July 17, 2015 at 7:50 am

    I love this design! It looks great as a retro feel scrappy quilt 🙂

  3. Ruth July 17, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Love the mixture of straight and curved and the fabrics are really lovely together

  4. Jacqueline Skarritt July 17, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Another winner…… You are so talented!

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