Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Drunk Fun

I've been working on a new quilt for the past few weeks here and there. I decided use my drunkard's path die for my AccuQuilt to make a more modern curved quilt. In addition, I thought that curves would make a good class topic for my next class at Quilter's Way.

I started by making a bunch of drunkard's path blocks and tried a bunch of different layouts. I finally settled on the one you see here by adding some squares to the pattern.

Here you can see the teal block before it's sewn together and trimmed down. I added 2" borders to the edge of the squares to match the white background width from the drunkard's path block. Before sewing the "petals" together, I trimmed them down to 1" and 1.5" inches. I left the spacing larger on the outside to leave a little more space between the blocks.
These blocks are HUGE and take up most of my design wall right now. Each block finishes around 26" square! Yikes. I'm planning on making nine blocks in a rainbow of colors. Above you can see the first five blocks. I have the yellow, orange, red-orange and red blocks left to make. Once I have all of them made, I'll probably lay all of these out on a floor or the grass outside to try a few different layouts.
Here you can see some of the other colors waiting to be pieced into these petal/flower blocks. All of these fabrics except the Lizzy House Pearl Bracelet white on white came from my stash! All the more justification to buy fabric for my stash. This is proof I actually use it!

Here's wishing everyone here in the states a happy 4th of July!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Wow- I love this. Great way to use your accuquilt too.

  2. This looks great Jen, your curves look perfect!

  3. Using Accuquilt is a great idea for this block! I have been working out a similar pattern and I'm SICK of cutting out the curves! haha

  4. Beautiful blocks...I have to get this die!!

  5. When is your class at Quilters Way? I live nearby and might want to sign up.

  6. I have just for a Go baby! and was excited to see your use of the drunkards path die. Just added the small one to my wish list! Gorgeous quilt by the way. Thanks for sharing

  7. Love this! Can't wait to see the rest of the blocks!