One of the PIBs that I am determined to finish in 2013 is the Drunkard’s Path quilt made with the 2″ units. With that in mind, I stitched another 39 of them and now am down to needing only 154 … Continue reading
After that marathon of stitching hexagon flowers of many sizes, I needed some nice relaxing curved piecing to do so that’s what I worked on last night – and got 19 more of the little Drunkard’s Path units done. Only … Continue reading
When I was printing the 1″ Inklingo 90-degree hexagons on fabrics for my Patchwork of the Crosses blocks, I printed more than I needed. That’s something I tend to do on purpose, as sometimes I get an idea and just want … Continue reading
Eight more of the 2″ Drunkard’s Path units are done. Of the 832 needed, only 211 are left to be made. They are so fast to stitch that 211 really shouldn’t take more than a week to finish off — … Continue reading
What does the V.S. stand for? Either Memories of Smudge – Very Smudge or Memories of Smudge Very Special. In the final layout, there is the V as well as lots and lots of S’s. And that’s where the idea … Continue reading
Over the past week or so, I’ve been stitching these. In the space of about an hour, I can stitch close to 20 of these little 2″ Drunkard’s Path units. There are 66 of them in this photo. Of the … Continue reading
This was the result of more play time on the weekend. In just a few hours, I had 44 more of the 2″ Drunkard’s Path blocks stitched to add to the growing stack. I’ve now passed the halfway mark – … Continue reading
Another 10 of the Drunkard’s Path blocks are done. Only 423 to go. I am going to start joining them into groups of 4 blocks soon rather than leave that all to the end. Remember this box full of the … Continue reading
These were done over the past 5 or 6 days. Sometimes I’ll just thread a needle with one length of the cream heirloom thread I’m using for these and stitch until it’s done. Then I go back to whatever else … Continue reading
Yes, I know the saying is six of one, half a dozen of another but only five of the little Drunkard’s Path units were finished so …
Yesterday there was a question about the matching/registration points on the 2″ Drunkard’s Path blocks. As a picture tells the story much better than words could, I took this picture of the back of two pieces showing just how many matching points there are. You can really see them if you click on the photo to enlarge it. Those matching points are the secret to perfect curved piecing. Pin, stitch to pin, move pin, stitch to pin and so on. And the curves are perfect every time!
The half a dozen?
Half a dozen of the red and white Texas stars. Remember them? Last time I showed this project, an entire row wasn’t yet done. Since then it has grown to three complete rows (I’m joining them as I go) and with these six and a couple more I’ll soon have the fourth row done and attached.
It presses beautifully. I realized as I pressed the six that I haven’t been grading the seams on this one as I went so some time will be spent on the weekend doing just that. I don’t want to take any chances on the deep red shadowing through the white on this one.
This is our long Victoria Day weekend and the weather forecast couldn’t be better. Hot and sunny. Who could ask for more on the first long weekend of the season?
Baxter on “his” quilt. He loves to sit up there in the evening.