I am so happy to finally share a new quilt with you! Last winter, the staff at Fat Quarterly asked for submissions to their issue on curved piecing, and of course since I love designing quilts using curved piecing, I raised my hand. I decided to use a shape that is different for me, but a classic in quilting: the Drunkard’s Path. The classic drunkard’s path template is a basic quarter-circle curve with corresponding concave “background” corner, making a square block with 1/4th circle. It is a very versatile block, with many ways to rearrange for a variety of overall designs.
This was a fun quilt to make because I mostly just used scraps from my stash, revisiting pieces I haven’t used for a while. Since I started with a small bundle of Gardenvale fat quarters (by Jen Kingwell, Moda fabrics), I decided to keep up the vintage vibe and chose fabrics that had that look to them. Some of the pieces are genuine feed sacks and vintage cottons from my bin (I went through a phase of collecting feed sacks….). I really love how it turned out, with a kind of old-fashioned, soft color scheme but dynamic modern setting.