|The Drunkard's Path Die (makes 2 blocks)|
A friend lent me his new toy, a die-cutter for fabric called the Accuquilt Go Baby. One of the die cuts is a 3" drunkard's path block. The coolest thing about the Accuquilt is how fast it can cut up a TON of fabric. The not so cool thing, is that I cut up a bunch before I really thought about what I was doing. Wah, wah.
|It took about 5 minutes to cut up my Kaufman charm pack with the Accuquilt.|
|What a beautiful scrap heap! I can't bear to throw these little strips away.|
Now I've got all these little bitty curved blocks to piece and arrange. So far, I'm struggling.
As usual, I turn to Google images for help. Here are my favorite arrangements. As it turns out, my most favorite is a Gee's Bend quilt. Go figure.
|Lucy T. Pettway "Drunkard's Path" Variation (Snowball) ca. 1950|
|Ripple Quilt by Dan Rouse|
|Drunkard's Path by Nora Lehmann at Painter's Progress|
|Drunkard's Path Block by Kate at Needle and Spatula|
And then, I started designing some myself. Here are a few of the designs I'm considering.
|1. Drunkard's Path: circles, 2. Drunkard's Path: vertical lemons, 3. Drunkard's Path: quartered, 4. Drunkard's Path: dark and light, 5. Drunkard's Path: crash dummy circles, 6. Drunkard's Path: mosques|
Which one do you like best?