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Happy Go Lucky

Inspired by vintage Americana and folk art, this wall hanging makes you smile. The playful quilt includes a pieced checkerboard border and black-and-white accents to compliment the cheerful combination of prints.



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For the appliqué foundation, designer Sandy Klop used one cut of green fabric from her Recess collection for Moda Fabrics. The fabric is printed in sections, with a different motif across the width of the fabric every 10". Each section is separated by a 1⁄2"-wide tape measure print. To get a similar look, sew together three assorted green prints to make the appliqué foundation. Instructions are given for this technique. (If desired, appliqué four 1⁄2"-wide cream ribbons over seams.)


Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order. Click on "Download this Project" above for pattern pieces. Cut appliqué foundation strips lengthwise (parallel to the selvages). To use fusible web for appliquéing patterns D-G, complete the following steps.

1. Lay fusible web, paper side up, over patterns. Use a pencil to trace each pattern the number of times indicated in cutting instructions, leaving 1⁄2" between tracings. Cut out each fusible-web piece roughly 1⁄4" outside traced lines.

2. Following manufacturer’s instructions, press each fusible-web shape onto wrong side of designated fabric; let cool. Cut out fabric shapes on drawn lines. Peel off paper backings.


From each assorted green print, cut:

•    1—11×50" rectangle

From each orange-, blue-, and red-cream stripe, cut:

•    6 of Pattern A

From each assorted orange, blue, and red print, cut:

•    2 each of patterns B and C

From yellow dot, cut:

•    3 of Pattern D

From black-and-white prints, cut:

•    3 of Pattern E

From assorted florals, cut:

•    2 of Pattern F

•    1 of Pattern G

From solid white, cut:

•    34—2×2-3⁄4" rectangles 

•    22—2" squares 

From solid black, cut:

•    36—2×2-3⁄4" rectangles 

•    20—2" squares 

•    3—2-1⁄2 ×42" strips for binding

From red dot, cut:

•    36—2-1⁄2 ×4-1⁄2" rectangles 

From yellow print, cut:

•    72—2-1⁄2" squares

•    3—2-1⁄2 ×42" strips for binding

From fusible web, cut:

•    3—1⁄2 ×8" strips

•    18—1⁄2 ×6" strips