I have in my shop a number of Drunkards Path kits
which includes cut pieces for 24 x 12″ blocks, 24 x 3″ blocks, and the templates for the 3″ blocks.
The Show and Tell theme for the Tasmanian Quilting Guild (TQG) September meeting is drunkards path. Next weekend is the TQG Friendship Day, and I will have these kits for sale there, as well as various sizes of templates. A last minute easy option for anyone wanting to make this quilt.
The drunkards path block is one that I have long avoided, thinking, like a lot of others, that it would be difficult to get all those curves smooth. I have finally bit the bullet and have something to show for it. And it is NOT DIFFICULT AT ALL if you are careful and try to be accurate. This is step by step how I did it.
I used the red and green kit, not quite Christmasy colours
I forgot to take photos of the sewing and pressing. Sew with the quarter circle on top, easing the cut edge (underneath) with your fingers as you sew. Press the seam to the outer corner and it will always lay flat.
Now it’s time to lay out the blocks to create your quilt
Although it was a kit with already chosen and cut out fabrics – not my normal way of doing things – I am happy with the results of only 3 days’ work to produce a quilt top and matching bag.
Now to dive into my stash to find border and backing fabrics.