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.
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.
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.
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!
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!