Thursday, May 12, 2016
Double Drunkard Path
This is the Double Drunkard Path block I made for Jen Kingwell's quilt, Green Tea and Sweet Beans. I have to make a total of 3 blocks. I love being able to use my scraps. However, I have limited experience sewing curves. The directions were to sew the large piece to the small piece in the middle. Then sew the lower rounded corner onto that piece.
I didn't see how I was going to sew that tiny half-inch curve between these 2 pieces. I wanted it all to come out nice and even since each piece was going to be joined to other pieces to form this lovely circle.
So, I did it my way! I made freezer paper patterns for the 2 large pieces. I made off the middle piece didn't exist. I made a new sewing line. I practiced sewing curves. It really wasn't too bad. I pinned the middles together as well as each end. I just tried to ease everything evenly while sewing.
I then made a freezer paper pattern for that middle piece and used my applique skills to finish the block. It worked! This method proved easier for me. I think if I had more experience sewing curves, I would have been fine with the original directions. It's nice to have alternatives!!
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