I didn't have much time to do sewing this past week since we were out of town for a long weekend, but last night I did sew up the quarter-circles for three more drunkard's path blocks. I decided to wait to sew them up into blocks until I have made some more of these sub-blocks, because it is fun to play around with potential block arrangements and see how they look.
I particularly wanted to test out the two block variations that I am most seriously considering for this quilt. While I had been leaning towards the option above, where the blocks alternate positive and negative space, after seeing them laid out I think I actually prefer the simpler version below.
I haven't made any progress on my Spicing Up the Kitchen placemats (which I also want to get done to share for the Bloggers' Dinner Party!), but I am hoping to start sewing those later this week. I am also planning to make a skirt or two this week to share as part of Summer of No Pants and Skirt Week... It's funny, these challenges/link-ups really do help me motivate to get to projects on my to do list.
I realized I forgot to post these quarter circle blocks that I made last week as I was refining my drunkard's path block pattern. I made them in a similar color scheme to my mug rugs, and am planning to make them into coasters at some point - I have a set of coasters that I made, but they are bright colors that look funny to me when I use them together with the mug rugs, so it will be nice to have something more matching.
Also yesterday I decided to start a Quilt Sketches Flickr Group - I had so much fun drawing up all my drunkard's path block variations, and I always enjoy seeing others' quilt sketches and ideas, so I thought it would be fun to have a place to share them! If you have any quilt sketches/drawings that you have done, feel free to add them to the pool!
I'm linking up again to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced - head over to see everyone's fun projects!
Your DP blocks are so pretty! I love the colours and the patterns are lovely. Your flikr group looks like it could be a lot of fun.ReplyDelete
oooh, I agree - the DP option 2 is lovely! I love how all that negative space aligns so nicely.ReplyDelete
The DP blocks are beautiful. The color choice is great, and so are the fabrics.ReplyDelete
Both options are great, I agree with you that the second layout is just right.
I love the simple DP layout! that quilt is going to be a stunner.ReplyDelete
Off to check out your new Flickr group!
Your drunkard's path is so citrus-y and summery. Beautiful! Lately I have been on a curved-piecing marathon it seems. And the fabrics you chose are just perfect.ReplyDelete
It is very neat to see the blocks in the actual fabrics the lime and orange is such a neat combo. Looking great!ReplyDelete
I really like the more simple version of DP you posted in the second picture. (They are both good looking though!) Your coasters are going to be beautiful as well!ReplyDelete
I love your colors for the Drunkard's Path blocks you've got going on, they're lovely!!ReplyDelete
Oh, those blocks are lovely! I like how you've arranged them in the second picture, too. :)ReplyDelete
Those are looking amazing! I love the colors and the fabrics. You can never go wrong with Kate Spain.ReplyDelete
Those are so amazing. Great job. Can't wait to see it finished.ReplyDelete
I stared at those two layouts forever trying to figure out what was different between the two, then when I realized it was so obvious I felt stupid! LOL, I like the bottom one better, but both are gorgeous!ReplyDelete
These blocks are really making me want to figure out drunkard's path blocks, which have long intimidated me. I like the second non-alternating layout best as well. I can't wait to see how this progresses.ReplyDelete
This makes me want to try a drunkard's path block. Adding this to my if I get the huevos list.ReplyDelete
Great DP blocks. I also prefer the second layout you did. Your quilt will e stunning with those fabrics you chose. Looking forward to seeing the top when it's finished.ReplyDelete
Those blocks are beautiful. :)ReplyDelete
Hi Kate! Awesome idea for a flickr group, I always sketch out my ideas before I start a quilt. I also love love your drunkards path blocks-- I love the first layout best, though they're all great. Also, awesome fabric-- I love the colors and scale of the prints in that line, they seem so perfect for this quilt!ReplyDelete
Ooh, I love them all! Your fabrics in the Drunkard's Path or beautiful!ReplyDelete
Sorry, ARE beautiful, not "or" beautiful!ReplyDelete
I love how they are turning out!ReplyDelete
Love your Drunkard's Path blocks. Reminds me of citrus.ReplyDelete
such a fresh take on the Drunkards path, modern fabrics and design. nice.ReplyDelete
I love your blocks, and thanks for sharing your processlReplyDelete
oh, your drunkard's path blocks are really beautiful! I've never tried that pattern. Nicely done, though...ReplyDelete
Your drunkard's path blocks are so inspiring, I've been admiring them for a while now! I do believe there will be a DP quilt in my future. : ) And I love the Quilt Sketches Flickr group, what a great idea. I think it would be really fun to see finished quilts next to their sketches, to see how the idea evolved from start to finish. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )ReplyDelete
Beautiful DP blocks, the citrus colours are so lovely and fresh.ReplyDelete
You've made a traditional block seem so fresh and contemporary with your fabric and color choices and block arrangements!! It will be a lovely quilt! Thanks for posting.ReplyDelete
I really like the simpler version. The design is cleaner. Nice colors.ReplyDelete
I love love love these blocks. The colors and fabric choices are wonderful. I like both block arrangements. Can't wait to see the finished product!ReplyDelete
I love these blocks, beautifulReplyDelete