|7" Drunkard's Path Blocks, 10 in each pile|
I'm pinning blocks downstairs while I watch television with Bernie at night, and then I shoot for sewing 10 blocks at a time during the day. Some days I get in the sewing room for an hour or so, and other days I don't, depending on what else is going on that day. In case you're wondering, the answer to "will this be done in time for Christmas" is a resounding NO! Even if I finished all of the blocks this week, I still would have to figure out how I'm going to lay them out and then sew them all together. Then I need backing and batting, which I haven't even thought about purchasing yet, and there's the not-so-small matter of quilting...
|Wendy Sheppard's Free-Motion Feathers, photo from Ivory Spring|
Meanwhile, tomorrow's ten quilt blocks are pinned together and lined up next to my sewbaby, all ready to go. I'm really enjoying these fabrics. I actually appreciate other people's quilts with more restricted fabric palettes, but for me, I need to mix up LOTS of different fabrics to fight the monotony of sewing so many blocks together and keep it fun.
One thing I'm discovering is that it's easiest to sew two similar fabrics together on these curved seams. For instance, the batik fabrics in particular tend to be stiffer and more tightly woven than some of the other fabrics. The most challenging blocks have been the ones where I have a batik quarter circle on the bottom and I'm sewing a looser weave fabric on top. So if you're thinking of starting a Drunkard's Path quilt of your own, you might want to keep that in mind when you're selecting your fabrics.
It's time to read to my kids! Goodnight!