drunkard’s path block and christmas wreath hanging

At long last I have pieced a Drunkard’s Path block. In the past I had a mental block to sew curved pieces. I have tried it and the results were not good, I have left it in the corner for later. But when ordered the Dresden Plate ruler at Creative Grids, I also got a Drunkard’s Path ruler. A large one, the finished block is 14″ square. I thought the larger, the easier to piece. I had a small bundle of 4 fat eights that I bought many years ago (in them days my fabric and color choice was very different to today) and I used them for practice. I have used all the 4 pieces of fabric for the 2 Drunkard’s Path blocks. The cutting was easy (just needed to hold the ruler tight) and decide on the color layout. To my surprise, the piecing went great – I sewed everything without using pins. Just sewing slowly and concentrating on what I am doing. I shall leave one block as a sample and the other one I have quilted with the walking foot. So, here my first two Drunkard’s Path blocks – from the front :

drunkard's path block 1 - skalabara.com

and from the back :

drunkard's path block 2 - skalabara.com

and quilted from the front :

drunkard's path block 3 - skalabara.com

and quilted from the back :

drunkard's path block 4 - skalabara.com

I can only say : do not be afraid of curves and try out this classical block! It is a lot of fun and this block has many different quilt layout possibilities.

As I am on holidays, I have more time to do my crafts. I have also finished a Christmas Wreath wall hanging that I found last year in one of the Spanish patchwork magazines. I only need to get some beads and small bells to sew on as decoration elements. I have added a hanging sleeve on the back.

christmas wreath with kaffe fassett fabrics - skalabara.com

Our cat enjoys the hot summer : Mickey having a small nap at siesta time :

mickey has a siesta nap - skalabara.com


njoy your weekend, I am off to the pool and shall have a small nap too, Barbora

13 comments on “drunkard’s path block and christmas wreath hanging

  1. Micki says:

    Love the colors and design you used for your Christmas wreath wall hanging.


  2. Karen Schulz says:

    great finishes. Love the dresden you are doing too.


  3. Marie says:

    What a fabulous job you have done on the circles and the quilting looks fabulous too! Your wreath block is gorgeous. Love it!!


  4. Kathleen says:

    Awesome quilting on the drunkards path block!! I doesn’t look like a continuous line in that circle; you started and ended several times I think. I hope the back is going to show when the project is finished!


    • skalabara says:

      Thanks for stopping. Each “circle” is a continuos line, so for the block I quilted 5 individual lines in the Drunkard’s Path block.


  5. Oh, I love your quilting on the drunkard’s path! Very Celtic looking.


  6. knitnkwilt says:

    Cheers for the curved seam success! The fabrics with a decided line print look great in that pattern. I know what you mean though about taste changing. I groan when I look at some of my old stash.


  7. Joanna says:

    You’re right, the drunkards path block is quite doable with a slow approach to the sewing. What you accomplished successfully – getting the stripes to go in the right direction – was far harder.


    • skalabara says:

      Sometimes we need to come down from the daily routine and sewing curves slowly is the right therapy (at least for me).


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