Friday, November 7, 2014

Have You Crossed a Drunkard's Path?


My daughter always gives me gifts like this for Christmas.  This is someone's old box filled with quilting templates and quilt patterns. Most of the newspapers are dated in the 1930-1931 range - around the time my Dad was born and around the time my grandma, who taught me to sew, was making quilts.  So I like to imagine this belonged to my grandma. 

When I saw Vicki's Cross the Drunkard's Path Quilt Along I went to look for a pattern in this box.  I found one but it just seemed a little smaller than I wanted to tackle.  So, instead I found a template at Mc'Calls Quilting which is a little bigger. 



I'm making my blocks in dots and stripes and I want about 120 - 6 inch blocks (four quadrants sewn together) to make a 60 x 72 quilt. 

I think the 6 blocks I made this week makes a total of 36 so I have a long way to go. 

It's kind of fun matching up dots and stripes. 

Cross the Drunkard’s Path Quilt Along

5 comments:

Prima Donna said...

What a thoughtful and unique gift. I love it. You've made a lot of progress on your blocks. Keep going.

Sue G Johnson said...

What an awesome gift com your daughter! Love the spots and stripes combination for your Drunkards Path.

Pattilou said...

Thanks for that link. I have some smaller pieces I would like to use and those McCall's templates are perfect!

TakeMeThereTotes said...

Your daughter has a talent for choosing great gifts! What quilter wouldn't drool for a little box full of vintage patterns. Thanks for sharing.

Vicki W said...

I love your bright fabrics. This is going to look great!