Monday, January 26, 2015

A Path of Plenty

The  Stashbusters Yahoo  group recently issued a challenge to  pick a collection and bust some stash.  I chose my 30's reproduction fabrics.  I collected them several years ago and then they sat ...waiting for the perfect project to use them in.  I'm ready to use them up and move on.

                                                                                                                                                                     I believe I found this photo in one of my quilt marketing emails.
It spoke to me as a classic.  This is NOT my quilt.                                      

I am calling my quilt  "Path of Plenty".
The block is made from  (4 ) - 6 " drunkard path units.
Let's call this my Path of Plenty block.
12 " finished block

I dreamed up a simpler cutting plan and will share it here.

Make 4 drunkard path units, start with 2 fabrics of 2 rectangles
          cut each rectangle @ 6-1/2 "  x  9 ".

2 rectangles - right sides together

Align templates at outermost edge of rectangle

Draw the 2 cutting lines around templates - with ruler,
make the most of  your fabric with a 2 inch square in top right corner.

Cut on the drawn lines. Here are 2 units. Repeat with
the other 2 rectangles.

Here are 2 units. Repeat with the other 2 rectangles.

6 blocks finished  and  bonus  4-patches.
I have 6 more blocks nearly finished to add later today.

here is the collection with 12 blocks finished;
I'm ready for a curved piecing break

I'm linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times  and  Connie at Freemotion by the River  where you can see what lots of other creative quilters are working on.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


  1. Oh no it's speaking to me also....temptation...resist...It's that border. Clever cutting, thanks for sharing.

  2. And you know I am going to ask - where did you get the template? Sure I can find one on-line. This is going to look so super and what great fabrics for this sweet quilt.

  3. this is such a cute pattern--loving it in 30's fabrics you chose, too, hugs, Julierose

  4. Looks fabulous from here! Keep going! :D Kathy Aho in MN

  5. Nice looking blocks and the little four patches are so cute! Thanks for the great tutorial!

  6. What a neat Drunkard's Path quilt and I really like the way you have cut out the pieces! Very little waste. Great fabrics for it also!

  7. Thanks for the cutting suggestions. I have never tried a DP and it is high time (no pun intended) that I do.

  8. What a great way to cut the fabric! Very little waste, which is the worst part of the DP quilts. Nice start on what's sure to be a beautiful quilt!

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    1. Thanks for the helpful tips Kat! Your drunkards path is just lovely!


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