I was prompted to attempt this project for three reasons: 1) I bought a two-for-the-price-of-one Cyber Monday special from Cherrywood Fabrics consisting of two “grab bags” of approximately 10″ square hand dyes …
3) I had just successfully completed another curved piecing project. So I was ready to tackle this challenge. Mind you, Drunkard’s Path blocks are not too challenging when the blocks are fairly large, but these babies finished at 3 1/2 inches! Cute, aren’t they?
Using a very short stitch length (1.8), take two or three stitches, then lift the presser foot and align the right edges along the blade of the foot. The secret I found was to take only a few stitches between repeatedly lifting the pressure foot and aligning the bottom and top edges. You end up with something that looks like this:
…to look like this. It helps to have a very good set of bent point tweezers to grasp the edges for aligning:
From the two grab bags of Cherrywood hand dyes, I chose the warm colors and all the greens. The final quilt top:
A view of the back (a Kaffe Fassett Print from my stash) after quilting:
I used the same hand dye to border the label:
The final quilt was 42 inches by 42 inches. The batting was Hobbs 80/20. The quilting thread was Glide in color “Leather.” The bobbin thread for the machine applied binding was Superior’s Rainbows in color “Brass Band.”