On to precise curves starting with a block that is incredibly versatile, the drunkards path block. I first learned about this block from Jenn and Amanda at one of our sewing retreats.

I wasn’t feeling super inspired when I was picking out the fabrics, so eh, they’re just ok. But it’s a big learning project more than something I would use a bunch. The class showed us two ways to complete this block, one with pins (left four) and one without (right four):

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Sadly, my results were much more consistent and less warped using the pin method. I think I have a tendency to tug and stretch if I don’t use pins but it’s so much slower! Oh well, sacrifice time for precision, I guess. Hopefully this is one of those things that I’ll improve on over time.

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These will be pot holders in the end, but I couldn’t resist playing around with some different formats. I love all of the different things you can do with this block. Like this, oh my!

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I’m certainly feeling better about these precise curves and can’t wait for the next couple of projects – they are so cute!

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This week’s stats:
Completed projects – 1 (rainbow road quilt)
New projects – 1 (drunkard’s path blocks)
Currently in progress – 1

What’s on your WIP list this week? Head over to Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday to link up and see what everyone else is working on!

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3 Responses to WIP Wednesday

  1. Simone R. says:

    Good on you for giving these a go. I like the colors you chose.I see these make up the retro flower block that is very popular right now. Maybe you’ll catch the bug for them too!

  2. Nicole says:

    You are so right! Drunkard’s path is so versatile. Have fun playing around with the arrangement!

  3. Jennifer says:

    Drunkard’s Path blocks are so much fun! Yours look great!

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