Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Orange Lemon and Lime Drunkards Path

I know I shouldn't have started another quilt with so many on the go, but I had some beautiful orange and grey fabric and had a Drunkard's Path template that needed to be used. So I thought it wouldn't hurt to make just one square.
I ordered a Curvemaster foot to try make the process easier, and it arrived today.
I put the Curvemaster foot together, along with the special shank to attach to my Bernina 440. What a mess, it puckered everywhere, and did not work at all like the video showed.
Then I looked carefully a the pack. It was for a 5/8" seam, not a 1/4 of an inch. What was I to do, I had already cut out a whole lot of pieces.

Never mind, I found a video link of sewing a curve with my 1/4" foot. I did it just like the video, the trick is to hold the top piece up and line the edges up with the edge of the foot.

I didn't need the Curvemaster at all.

Check out how it looks. The finished block is 18 and1/2 inches wide.
I'm planning on making a big quilt with these blocks so I am experimenting with quilting as I go. I cut a piece of wadding and backing a bit bigger than the block, and quilted in a circle pattern.

I'm not very good at quilting yet. I used the BSR thingy that came with my machine, but I am happy with the results.

2 comments:

  1. Your experiment is very cool. When I did my Drunkard's path quilt, I had to teach myself to get the seams nicely done. It didn't take very many blocks to nail it, though. It's really pretty easy. Your orange and grey is a great combination, should make a spectacular quilt.

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  2. I love the colour scheme! Can't wait to see more blocks.

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