Saturday, April 13, 2013

Drunkard's Path Quilt... Finished!

I would like to show off a finish- since they are few and far between...

This block was made with the quick curve ruler from Jenny @ Sew Kind of Wonderful. She has designed the ruler and also many patterns to go along with them- more like sew kind of clever!  Check out her blog too, she has lots of neat tutorials and free patterns. She just completed a Double Wedding Ring that I can't wait to try.

You can do so many configurations with this easy light/dark block.  I went with the one on the right.  I made it scrappy because, frankly, I wasn't sure I would be able to make the curved seam. It looks very intimidating. I purchased the ruler over a year ago and never did anything with it.

Anyway, I dug through my scraps because I didn't want to mess up any "good" fabric. Then once it turned out OK, I didn't want to toss any good curvy blocks, so I used them all. I think it turned out really nice.

Here are some close-ups of the quilting.  I just backed it with flannel and didn't use batting and quilted about 1/2 inch from the seams.

It looks like window panes on the back.

I love this red binding- came from Wal-mart on clearance- and also got it in pink, cheddar and lime.
Thanks for stopping by! 


  1. I have Jenny's ruler, also. I started with block one and have been too busy to get the rest.... I put aside some Christmas fabrics to do all the blocks and hopefully will get them done and have a new Christmas quilt by Dec. 2013!
    I love, love your drunkards path quilt. I absolutely love scrappy and the drunkards path block is one of my favorites. I also really do enjoy curved piecing .....

  2. I was wondering if you finished the hexagon quilt you were making from the Nebraska Historical Society. You don't add tags to your posts, so I can't just go searching for it. =) Thanks!

    1. Sorry, I'm not very tech savy- I'll have to look in to that. I have not finished the hex quilt yet. I layed it out Memorial Day weekend and I had to add a row to make it a little bigger to fit a queen sized bed. So, just nine more circles and twelve more stars to go. There is a quilt show in town every September, so I'm shooting for 2014. Thanks for asking! I'll definitely post more as it progresses. (Right now, yard work is taking up most of my free time)

  3. What a great quilt! I have made a drunkard's path quilt, with a ruler. The blocks are pretty big, making them easier to sew. I'll have to try a layout like yours.


I appreciate your comments!