Friday, September 23, 2011
Announcing Drunkard's Path Quilt-Along!
If you've been reading here for a while, you may have noticed that I have gotten a bit obsessed with the drunkard's path quilt block...
From these wonky drunkard's path bee blocks that I made (and the tutorial I put together for them) -
to a whole bunch of drunkard's path design ideas and sketches -
to my Central Park drunkard's path quilt top, I have definitely had drunkard's path on the mind!
I have mentioned a few times here that I was hoping and planning to do a drunkard's path quilt-along this fall after I moved, and I was super excited when Kristie from OCD suggested that we collaborate and do a joint quilt-along! Now that we have finally made it out to Portland and are a bit settled in, Kristie and I are ready to get the ball rolling on the QAL and I can't wait to get going. If you need more motivation to jump in, check out Kristie's inspiration collage - there are so many awesome designs you can make with this block.
I'll be using rough templates that I designed when I made my central park quilt, where you sew the curve and then trim the block to size - which I actually found to be easier because you don't have to worry so much about being as precise in cutting your initial pieces or in sewing the curved seam. Kristie will be making her blocks using the Go! Baby cutter which will make the precise cutting a snap for her - but you are welcome to join in using any drunkard's path template, ruler, or other approach that you like!
Even better, Kristie has a giveaway for a Go! Baby cutter going on now, so you have a chance to win one and use it in the QAL. We'll also have some great prizes for folks that link up finished quilt tops by the end of the QAL - a $40 gift card from Fresh Squeezed Fabrics and a fat quarter bundle of Tula Pink's Prince Charming fabric from Fabric Shoppe!
We'll be posting more info on each of our techniques, and the fabric requirements, in the next two weeks and we'll start cutting on October 21. For the full schedule and all the details on prizes and more, and to grab our button and link up if you are joining in, check out my Drunkard's Path QAL page. I'll be updating this page with links to all the posts and info throughout the QAL so make sure to bookmark it!