Happy April to you all!
Well despite it being ‘Spring’ with sweet crocuses in full bloom in my garden, today I drove through snow showers with 2 degrees registered on my dashboard! Brrrrrrr!
So let’s leave the present for now, and think ahead 1 week instead, when hopefully the weather will be much better as my new term of classes start up again after the Easter break!
For a while now I’ve been
threatening exhorting my ladies to confront their fears and give curved piecing a try!
So we’ve decided to get our ‘big girl’ pants on and jump in to this exciting new technique!
I will be teaching the ‘no pin’ method of curved piecing, as well as how to trim a drunkard’s path unit to achieve different effects.
For those who want to make a smaller project, I have designed and written several patterns.
In this cushion you can use up lots of your colourful scraps, alternate with just a few colours, or use a different fabric in each ‘ripple’ as I have done here.
The cute ditsy fabrics I’ve used here are ‘Katie Jane’ by Makower, which were leftovers from this quilt project.
‘Baubles’ Table Runner & Mats:
There are 5 ‘bauble’ shapes in this runner, but you could easily add more or less to suit your table. Wouldn’t this be lovely in Christmas fabrics for a festive table dressing!
The pattern includes instructions on how to make & attach bias binding, and 4 complimentary mats.
‘In The Round’ Heart Cushion:
I love the versatility of the drunkard’s path block, and the heart shape in this pom pom trimmed cushion is a great example.
For the background I have used Essex Yarn Dyed Linen (Flax) (available to purchase here).
And for those ladies who want to ‘go large’ here are my quilt designs:
Butterfly Garden Quilt:
The drunkard’s path block here creates pretty wing/petal shapes, a lovely way to showcase your floral fabrics and some echo quilting.
Autumn Garden Quilt:
By not trimming the drunkard’s path units, you can get a different effect, as shown in this lap quilt.
I’ve used Essex Yarn Dyed Linen (Denim) as the background in this quilt (available to purchase here).
Drunken Hearts Quilt:
Just like the ‘In The Round’ Heart Cushion, this quilt is made from drunkard’s path heart blocks.
For the background of this quilt I have used Essex Yarn Dyed Linen (Black) available to purchase here.
I have two more quilt examples of drunkard’s path variations, the patterns for which I hope to be able to make available soon.
Wow! That was a long post! Thank you for sticking with all my ‘curves’!
If you would like to learn how to make drunkard’s path units (& all of these projects) & have a lot of fun along the way, then why not join in with our other crazy creatives and register for our class starting w/c 9th April. More details on classes available here.