Pepper Cory, a guest quilt artist at our guild this week literally wrote the book on the Drunkard’s Path Block. I have always wanted to play with curved seams, so I took her one day workshop on Wednesday.
Pepper has been quilting since the late 70’s. She showed us a lot of options for using this curved seamed block–sometimes combining it with other blocks. Here are some of the quilts she showed us in class that she has made.
Pepper has been quilting since the late 70’s. Here she is giving some feedback on one of my classmates’ block combinations. Despite this this poor picture, she really was happy about it!
I decided to use all my reds and creams to make a scrappy quilt. I’ve just sewn enough blocks to lay out the center. The individual blocks are 8″–which makes the curved piecing rather easy. When finished it will have 8 blocks across and 8 down. Then I will think about a border. So it will become a generous lap quilt for my new sofa. This way of configuring the blocks has several names: Love Ring, Lone Ring, Nonesuch, Rippling Waters, Jig Saw Puzzle or Ozark Puzzle–just to name a few. Trying to figure out how all the names came to be would be another puzzle! Pepper actually does give a lot of the history of this block and it’s variations in her book.