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juliasb 04-23-2020 08:29 AM

I finally did it!
 
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I have been quilting for nearly 30 years now and until today have never been able to master the Drunkard's Path block. Well today I did it. As I finished each perfect section I was astounded since every other attempt ended with puckers or shorted ends and never square. I decided to take the plunge and I purchased the Accuquilt drunkard's path die. I went all out and got the 14" making each completed curve 7". I was finally able to do this perfectly. Now they may not look perfect in the picture but they are! I am so excited. Even with my poor vision I was able to do this. I just had to share my excitement.

mim 04-23-2020 08:35 AM

congratulations !!! it is always great to finally climb to the top of the mountain.

Many years ago a teacher taught me curves by saying your waist is smaller than your hips. Put the smaller piece on top -- just your body

sharonve 04-23-2020 08:42 AM

Great job. Isn't it fun to have them turn out perfect! sharonve

djmat 04-23-2020 10:45 AM

Julia, your block is marvelous & love your colors! Way to go!


Tartan 04-23-2020 10:58 AM

Well done! There are lots of different arrangements of Drunkard’s Path blocks.

juliasb 04-23-2020 11:10 AM

I played with how I wanted to arrange the blocks a great deal before I sewed the 2 blocks separately. I wanted to make a meandering road. Who knows not only this quilt top but another one is in the near future.

Rhonda K 04-23-2020 11:25 AM

Congrats to you on your progress and mastering the DP. I think the die system really helps with these traditional blocks that can cause problems. Best wishes on quilt. The colors look pretty!

maryjane 04-23-2020 11:49 AM

Congratulations! My teacher many, many moons ago said to think of it as pie a la mode. The pie shape is on the bottomand you top it a la mode.

GEMRM 04-23-2020 12:24 PM

Congratulations! I recently did a few DP blocks as well, and I did use the Accuquilt die to cut them - our library has one you can go in and use.
I also have a "Curvemaster" foot for sewing them and it really was helpful.
Isn't it great to get something from your wish list tackled?

Hooligan 04-23-2020 01:12 PM

looks great


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