It’s taken me three days to sew all 70 Drunkard’s Path blocks. It’s a rather slow process – I mark the centre of each piece with a small cut, place the “L” piece on top of the quarter circle, match and pin the centres, then align the right end of the curve and pin it, finally I align the left end, carefully place it under the presser foot, and slowly stitch my way around the curve. Many people prefer having the quarter circle piece on top, but I find I can ease the curve together more easily when the “L” is on top.
This is not a typical Drunkard’s Path layout. I’ve picked up the blocks and tried arranging them in a different way, but I seem unable to do anything other than lay out the blocks in alternating circles! So alternating circles I guess it’s going to be!
I’ve moved blocks around playing with colour placement; this may be where I stop. Next step will be to create rows and finish assembling the quilt top.
I know I want an outer sashing, although I have no idea yet what colour to choose. That raises the question of whether I want narrow internal sashing around the blocks as well. I think not. The sashing will need to be in some strong colour with a grey border outside. I think a grey sashing would fight with the existing grey backgrounds; a colour will fence in everything.
So back to my machine to put the top together.
Found it. Lovely top
Here’s a link to the (almost) finished quilt top: https://jmncreativeendeavours.ca/2023/02/05/drunkards-path-top-almost-finished/
It’s so beautiful. I can’t wait to see how you finish the top. I’l also curious what surprise you’ll put on the back.
It’s definitely not as busy as I thought it would be. Shall be interesting to see the border trials
Surprises await us!
Beautiful, it always reminds me of my Grand Mother. She loved sewing and quillting.
I love the layout and colors of your drunkard’s path. The curved piecing is slow, but rewarding. Do you use a die cutter for your blocks?
I do. Even so, you have to be careful to keep your rotary cutter blade tight against the die.