Monday, May 17, 2010
Drunkard's Path, Past and Future
I am very partial to quilts with curved lines (or even the illusion of curved lines as in Storm at Sea). Drunkard's Path not only has curved lines, it's very versatile with many possible design layouts. A few of the many variations with their names are shown here.
The blue Drunkard's Path shown above, is hand-pieced and tied. I finished it back in 2005, although I'd started it several years before. It was one of those projects that got derailed by a major move--actually three moves in a year and nine months. The partially completed quilt spent a several years in a box before I was able to get organized and again turn my attention to quilting.
When I'd started the quilt, I'd intended to hand-quilt it, but by the time I was actually able to work on it again, it had spent so long unfinished that I used the quickest method, tying, to finish it. This left me feeling a bit dissatisfied. I vowed to make another.
I used Electric Quilt 5 to design the bed-sized Drunkard's Path below:
I imagine that this Drunkard's Path design layout has a name, but I've been unable to locate it. Hard to believe, however, that I would be the first to come up with this one. The design measures 92" square, and will require 484 units. The units are 4" square. I'm hoping that 92" will be large enough. If not, I'll need to make some modifications. I've bought the off-white background fabric, and have begun cutting the scrappy pieces.
This is going to be so much fun!