Phased Quilt Tutorial

Friday, September 23, 2016

When I began designing the quilts for my fabric line, Luna Sol, I knew I had to have something reminiscent of moon phases. Cutting lots of curved templates can be slow though, and I anticipated a time crunch. What a perfect opportunity to put the Sizzix Fabi I won at Fall Quilt Market to work! I contacted the folks at Sizzix and they sent me the Drunkard's Path Quarter Circle and Arch dies.

This is my first project using the Sizzix Fabi and I wanted to kiss the thing afterwards for making it such a speedy process.

All seam allowances are ¼". Press seams open for best results.

  • ¼ yard 41880-2 Midnight
  • ¼ yard 41881-8 Eclipse
  • ¼ yard 41881-7 Twinkle
  • ¼ yard 41879-1 Interstellar
  • ¼ yard 41878-2 Midnight
  • ¼ yard 41878-1 Interstellar
  • ¼ yard 41882-2 Midnight
  • ¼ yard 40171-12 Blue-Orchid
  • 2⅞ yards 40171-20 Aqua-White
  • 3¾ yards backing
  • ½ yard binding


  • From each of the ¼ yard cuts, cut (9) 8” x 4½”
    • Stack and cut using the quarter circle die. You will have (18) quarter circles per print for a total of (144).
  • From the Aqua, cut
    • (9) 6½” WOF strips and subcut (72) 6½” x 5”
      • Stack and cut using the arch die for a total of (144) pieces.
    • (1) 8½” WOF strip and subcut (36) 8½” x 1”
    • (3) 1½” WOF strips and subcut (6) 1½” x 17½”
    • (6) 5” WOF strips
      • From (1) strip, subcut (2) 5” x 10” and (3) 1½” x 17½”
  • Binding  - cut (6) 2½” WOF strips


1. Finger press all quarter circle pieces in half to find the centers. Do the same for the arch pieces. Place (1) quarter circle and (1) arch right sides together (RST), matching up the centers and ends. Pin, sew, and press. Repeat until you have (144) drunkard's path blocks.

2. Divide the blocks into (18) groups of (8) blocks, made up of one block in each of the (8) quarter circle fabrics. 

3. Sew blocks together to make (4) semi-circle units per group and press. 

4. Sew (2) semi-circle units together to make a full circle block. Make (1) full circle block per group.
Sew a 8½” x 1” Aqua strip to the straight edge of each remaining semi-circle unit and press.

5. Sew the full circle block and the (2) semi-circle units together as illustrated and press. Repeat for all groups until you have (18) of these rectangular blocks.

6. The quilt is made up of (5) A and (4) B blocks. To make an A block, lay a rectangular block so that the full circle is on the left side. Position a 1½” x 17½” Aqua strip below. Place another rectangular block below the strip with the full circle on the right side. Sew these pieces together and press.

7. To make a B block, repeat the previous step, but rotate the rectangular blocks 180 degrees so that the full circle is on the right side for the top block and on the left for the bottom block.

8. Arrange the blocks as illustrated in the diagram. Rotate some blocks as indicated by the rotated letters on the diagram. Sew the blocks together to make (3) rows of (3) blocks each and press. Sew the rows together and press.

9. Sew the (5) 5" WOF strips together end-to-end and press. Subcut (2) 51½” border strips and sew them to the left and right sides of the quilt top. Press.

10. Cut (2) 60½” border strips and sew them to the top and bottom of the quilt top. Press.


  1. Looove the round bag! that is sooo creative! & the quilt too! Thank you for the Tutorial!! :)


  2. The celestial bunnies mini is perfect!

  3. Eeeeeeek! I love this so much! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!