Monday, May 30, 2016

Plaid Drunkard's Path...........

I am close to done cutting for 80 7" blocks.  I just need 4 more pieces of the shape on the left.  I decided to start pairing pieces and cut the last 4 when I know what I need.
I got 40 sewn last night and paired the rest.  Now I know I need 4 lighter pieces to finish the cutting.  Here is a post where I show how I sew curved seams.  I don't use any pins now though.

I had to take the flannel off the design wall that I moved for better lighting and cut the board down 1".  Then I put the flannel back on and set it up ready for the next project.

It was beautiful yesterday so I mowed the grass and planted one more tomato plant.  I have a few more things to plant today before the rain starts again tomorrow.   

Happy Memorial Day!


Anonymous said...

Oh, I am loving those plaids!

I started a drunkard's path quilt, once, but abandoned it. I found out (promptly!) that you can't just cut a concave piece and a convex piece from the same square of fabric, because of the seam allowances. So it was as if you had to use a whole quilt's worth of fabric for the "bite" pieces, and a whole quilt's worth of fabric for the "bitten" pieces. Am I wrong, here?


Linda Swanekamp said...

I have the same templates as you because of a circle quilt you did. I made a batik one for my daughter over 2 years ago.
Cutting that block with acrylic templates is not easy- especially the concave one.

I am sewing a flowering snowball block now with made fabric and don't use any pins either except for adding the centers of the connecting piece. After sewing my daughter's queen size drunkards path, I mastered the curves. Your advice works and is great.

Lesley Gilbert said...

I want to try Drunkards Path one day and have a template so I can make a cardboard copy. If it works out ok then I will buy a plastic one, but I need to just try one first. I've watched lots of videos so know the basics and also looked at your photo tutorial. I'll get around to it soon, hopefully :)

Happy Memorial Day to you = it's a bank holiday here in UK and we have sunshine!!

normajean53 said...

Happy Memorial Day!

Needled Mom said...

Those are going to make a beautiful finish. Enjoy your rain.

Happy Memorial Day.

apiecefullife said...

All those curves. I love the Drunkard's Path. I have made a couple in my time. I look forward to seeing more of yours.