Thursday, June 14, 2012

Drunkard's Path Block Used for Background. . .

Here is another quilt I designed a few years ago using the Drunkard's Path block that I pulled down from the shelf to put on my Etsy site.  I was given six fabrics and challenged to make a quilt.  The colors inspired me to think of a sunset, hence the Drunkard's Path blocks. 
Because I wanted the blocks to be asymmetrical, each block is individually drafted.  They provide the "sunset" background for my tree.  This was the first (and only) time I had made a Drunkard's Path block until my current project.
I am especially pleased with the applique stitching.  I satin-stitched around the tree and then highlighted the stitching by quilting with a triple stitch.  

Circular blocks add movement to our otherwise square quilts.  What can your imagination do with a Drunkard's Path block?  

Until next time,

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