A Round of Sake Quilt Block

Happy June 11th!  Of course – the 11th of the month means it’s time to vote for your favorite “Everything Old is New Again” Monthly block challenge over at Modern Quilts Unlimited.  Of course – I made one again.

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This months block challenge was the “Drunkard’s Path.”

I have to admit it – I hate making the drunkard’s path block.  I just don’t have the patience for curved piecing.   I know it’s possible and I could do it … if I wanted to take the time to make sure I pinned my seams and stitched a little slower for accuracy … but it’s definitely not my favorite block.  So I decided I would take a route for this block that would allow me to avoid any curved piecing … I would applique.

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I had planned on using the panel for the entire background of the block … until I pulled out what was left of my panel and realized I only had a 10” side strip left.  Easy fix – add some solid plum to it!  This is one of those cases that running out of fabric was a good thing.  Adding the strip of solid plum definitely helps create interest to this block.  Next, on a piece of paper that was 12.5” x 12.5” I sketched out how I wanted my drunkard’s path to be.  I then cut out the curves to use them as templates for the fusible.  I roughly added an 1/8 of an inch to both sides of the center of the curve to define where the seams would have been had I stitched them.

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Once my fusible pieces were ready, I measured out onto the block where the curves need to be and I fused them down.  I used Heat N Bond Light for my fusible so I did stitch around the edges of all of the shapes. 

I’m really happy with how the block turned out and think I might even try to make more of them and see what they look like all pieced together! 

If you like my block too please take a moment to vote for it at the Modern Quilts Unlimited website by clicking HERE.  I would really appreciate your support!

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And with that … my 11th block is complete!  Just one more block to go and then I have to decide how I’m going to set these into a quilt top … should be a fun little challenge to end my summer!

 

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