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    Super Member 4EVERquilt's Avatar
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    need help with this baby drunkard's path

    I bought these already pre-cut in a package from a quilt store that was going out of business at 30% off. It really was a good deal, I sewed them all together. The problem is it came with no pattern of how to assemble the blocks. I've twisted and turned, twisted and turned, and cannot come up with a good pattern. The blocks turned out 5x5". Please can someone give me an idea how to assemble them to look nice?? There are alot of pics I'm sending. The print is seww cute. There are 36 blocks total.
    1st pic has 4 blocks
    2nd pic has 12 blocks
    3rd pic has 8 blocks
    4th pic has 4 blocks
    5th pic has 8 blocks
    6th pic is 44x 8", I'm assuming for the boarder
    7th pic is 1 1/4 yard, I'm assuming for the backing
    So... anyhelp would be appreciated.
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    will quilt 4EVER

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    You definitely have a challenge there!
    I'm going to play with this a bit and see what I come up with...I have some ideas, but not sure if they will really work out.
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    Go to the picture section on this blog and type in or look for drunkards path. You can make it any way you want.

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    If you go to google type in drunkards path and like on the image link you will see tons of them. I love making them. I do the easy way. applique a 8 inch circle to a 10 inch square and cut it in qtrs. Then sew them back together.

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    yep any basic quilt book will have lay outs... they can go any way that you want them to... Google drunkards path...
    you will find lots of good info

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    Ok, you have 4, 8, 12, 8 and 4 right?
    One of sets of 4 can go in the center
    One set of 8 surrounds that creating a diamond type design
    The set of 12 surrounds the diamond making a larger diamond
    The second set of 8 begins the corner triangles squaring it up
    The final set of 4 finishes the corners creating your completed square

    If you consider your sets of 4 as A & E, your sets of 8 as B & D, and your set of 12 as C....

    E D C C D E
    D C B B C D
    C B A A B C
    C B A A B C
    D C B B C D
    E D C C D E

    Now you just have to figure out which ones work best as which letter and how to twist and turn them to your satisfaction!

    I think it will be really cute when you get done.

    Let us know how it works out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug View Post
    If you go to google type in drunkards path and like on the image link you will see tons of them. I love making them. I do the easy way. applique a 8 inch circle to a 10 inch square and cut it in qtrs. Then sew them back together.
    I Googled the pattern (which I LOVE, too!!!) & here's what came up (enjoy!!!) --->

    http://www.google.com/search?q=drunk...w=1093&bih=426
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    (.(. (..`..♥ rebecca

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    here are 2 layouts i did in eq5
    Name:  DP Baby Quilt 1.BMP
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    Name:  DP Baby Quilt 2.BMP
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    Nancy in western NY

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    Oh!! thank you all, especially you mom-6 for really giving me the math! this is a good start from all of you. I never thought of doing a drunkard's path, seemed to diffucult, but now I feel at ease with this. Thanks!!
    will quilt 4EVER

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    I continue to be impressed with how helpful ladies here are. 4EVER I hope you post your quilt when you finish. It's going to be super cute.
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