I think I have finally resolved the design of my Drunkard’s Path quilt using Alison Glass fabrics which I bought when she had a moving studio sale. I love the fabrics, but as most of them were fat quarters of large prints and I wasn’t sure what to do with them. I decided to teach myself how to make Drunkard’s Path blocks using a large (12″) template that I bought at the Quilt Show last year.
Whilst I loved how each block looked individually I have been struggling with how to combine them into a quilt. I tiled various layouts and wasn’t happy with any of them (including the one below), party because of the colour combinations and partly because I don’t like overly symmetrical quilts – I like some sense of improv or whimsy.
It’s still a work in progress and I’m not entirely sure of how it will look in the end but I’m learning a lot and having fun testing out ideas. I’ve now used up all of the large print floral Alison Glass fabric so I working out a way to integrate other pieces into the overall design so that I can end up with with a top about 60″ x 72″.
I made these 6″ minis (at least in comparison to the 12″ blocks) on the week-end. I love the colour comobos of these 🙂
Hope you are enjoying some design or sewing fun too.