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    What is your favorite drunkard path variation?

    I love the drunkard path pattern. I have seen at least 80 variations of it. I'd like to make a sampler quilt showcasing some of the prettiest variations. What is your favorite one. Here is an older quilt that I made using one that I call Anchor's Away because it came out looking like an anchor and the steering wheel of a ship. What is your favorite variation? Please post pictures if you have one.
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    Hi, I haven't been on the board for, it seems like forever, due to finishing up quilts for Christmas, and one of the quilts is a drunkard's path. I did it for my granddaughter's senior graduation gift. I am going to try to post it, but since I took the picture with my ipad, not sure if the size will be ok here. Wish me luck.
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    I did it, YAH. I call the pattern, Rachel's Rambling Rainbow. She was pretty happy with it. The dark blue is cotton, and the colored pieces are batik.
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    Awesome quilts!!!!!!!!!!!

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    gosh i love them both! i just love the pink one; i dont spose you still have it, do you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by terri bb View Post
    gosh i love them both! i just love the pink one; i dont spose you still have it, do you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spartan quilter View Post
    Hi, I haven't been on the board for, it seems like forever, due to finishing up quilts for Christmas, and one of the quilts is a drunkard's path. I did it for my granddaughter's senior graduation gift. I am going to try to post it, but since I took the picture with my ipad, not sure if the size will be ok here. Wish me luck.
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    I did it, YAH. I call the pattern, Rachel's Rambling Rainbow. She was pretty happy with it. The dark blue is cotton, and the colored pieces are batik.
    I've never seen this one before! Its Pretty!!!! I love it!!!
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    I find this quilt to be very charming!

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    Quote Originally Posted by #1piecemaker View Post
    I love the drunkard path pattern. I have seen at least 80 variations of it. I'd like to make a sampler quilt showcasing some of the prettiest variations. What is your favorite one. Here is an older quilt that I made using one that I call Anchor's Away because it came out looking like an anchor and the steering wheel of a ship. What is your favorite variation? Please post pictures if you have one.
    Going to try this one next, have the eleanor burns egg money quilts book did the dresden plate and the gfg.

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    both quilt are terrific.
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    both layouts are very nice

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    I love them both.

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    Both of those are great--the pink one looks old fashioned and the other one is very modern!
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    Very pretty quilt. striking in a great way.

    I love the wedding variation because with the right fabrics it reminds me of a moroccan tile. and I love tile quilts
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    Your Anchors Away quilt is beautiful. I have not done a drunkards path, but there was one mentioned here on the board awhile back that used the dp to make a Clam Shell. Was very interesting.

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    Of the many I have seen, this is by far my favorite layout. Really beautiful. I am not usually a pink person but this speaks to me---volumns!

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    Very nice love the pink fabric. I love all that you can do so much with drunkards path. Love rings is one I am fond of.

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    I love the Drunkard's Path quilt block too. I do love what you have done and I would have to say that might be one of my favorites. Some I do not like, they can look rather weird, but you have a winner in my book.

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    Hmmm... the picture of the whole quilt was too big to load. I don't know why two pictures taken at the same time aren't the same size. In any event, this Drunkard's Path variation was called Safari and I chose it to showcase my Safari pictures. As you can see, I laid out the squares randomly, to portray the concept of traveling around Africa.
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    Also keep in mind that the effect of the block varies greatly not just with the layout, but with the relation of the curved piece to the background.

    These are all the same size blocks - but the the visual is very different depending on the make up of the block.
    The left twist is a favorite of mine for borders.
    I really like the smoothness of the edges.
    Again, the block size is irrelevant.
    Most patterns that I see, though, use blocks that are similar to the one in the middle twist

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    You can see it here in a simple barn raising setting.
    Again, blocks are all the same size.
    Since the DR block has the same color distribution of a HST block, you can create any Log Cabin setting with the DR blocks.
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    These are the three FINISHED blocks:
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS View Post
    These are the three FINISHED blocks:
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    Thanks for this, great explanation .

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    you should sell that one!!! (hint hint!)
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    Here is a pattern that is by elisa's backporch designs. She also has templates for cutting the pieces and I love them. They go together very easily.

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    You both made lovely quilts!!!

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    Thank you all for the great photos. Who would ever think those were all from one basic quilt pattern? Amazing.
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