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


Donna M said...

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

Sue 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!