With these 12 simple, yet beautiful projects and a little bit of creativity, the possibilities are infinite!
Think you've seen all that you can make with the Drunkard's Path block? Think again! Open your eyes to a new take on curved piecing with quilting teacher John Kubiniec. Go beyond the basics with 12 innovative projects that are based on a classic pattern. Discover how using pre-pieced units, like rail fences, half-square triangles, and sixteen-patches, can completely change up the Drunkard's Path look. Take it a step further with creative sashings and add-ons to alter the finished layout. The end result looks complex but is actually easy to sew!
- Shake up the Drunkard's Path! Create 12 timeless quilts based on the famous block
- Curved blocks get a makeover with pre-assembled strips, triangles, and sixteen-patches.
- Achieve a complex look that's easy to piece with innovative designs from quilting teacher John Kubiniec.
I guess all quilters have heard of the famous Drunkard's Path block. John has put together 12 innovative projects using simple techniques to produce a variety of quilts based on this timeless block. The technique looks complex but is easy to piece since John has concentrated on easy construction. Some of the designs offer new piecing techniques on old variations of the block and others are new designs created by students who have taken John's classes. Sew curves with confidence. Step by step block cutting and piecing is given. The projects feature a large colour image of a finished quilt, ideas for changing colours, size or so on to create two variations, materials, cutting instructions, construction, borders and finishing. Illustrated where necessary, the instructions are foolproof. It is amazing the variety you can create when you start to experiment – these twelve designs are all different and should keep any quilter happy for months. This is a book to ignite your creative imagination.
I'm a total sucker for the Drunkard's Path block and John has taken my favorite block and created new and amazing quilts by easily done manipulations of color and piecing. I say easily done because John has made the directions, with photo illustrations of each step, so very easy and clear to follow. He has taught classes at the BERNINA shop where I work and is a fantastic instructor. He even put up with me as a student and I can be pretty obnoxious about keeping up and following directions. He has incorporated that patient, understandable teaching method into this book and I really believe that I can make these blocks. You will be a believer too when you see the illustrations. Love it!
- Pat K
Many quilters avoid curved piecing, but the projects in this book will make you want to try–and buy! The quilts look very complicated, but John breaks down the steps to make it easy, and painless.
- Quilter's Connection
John Kubiniec's aim is to take the fear and mystery out of creating with curves, and has put together enough intriguing designs to tempt any quilter. Although it may not seem obvious at first glance, all of the quilts are built on variations of the Drunkard's Path block. Some are not new, while others were created more recently by students in his class. In the introductory section there is information about using templates and creating your own, and there are a few pages of illustrated tutorials to show how to piece the regular block with variations as well.- Down Under Quilts
- Issue 177
Who would have thought there were so many variations to discover with the Drunkard's Path block? John presents both variations to the block that have been around for a long time, and also introduces variations he and his students have created using pre-assembled strips, triangles and other methods. You won't recognize that some of these quilts are even based on the Drunkard's Path block.
- Quilters Companion #41