65 Comments

  1. Lisa B

    About 10 years ago I made a quilt of this pattern but the blocks were large, 8 inches or so. It was a baby quilt that I gave away. Theses look like fun patterns/layouts.

    • The blocks you can make with Marti Michell’s templates are 6 inches, but there’s this great tool that will let you make curves any size (and bigger is definitely easier!). It’s the Creative Grids Circle Savvy Ruler; you can get it at some quilt shops or online. You’ll need a tiny rotary cutter or a thin marking pencil to do the curves, but the magic is that you can do 5-inch blocks or 12-inch blocks or anything in between. :)

  2. Sonya Mullis

    To be honest, I never really loved a Drunkard’s Path quilt enough to go to the trouble of sewing curved seams…. until now! I LOVE the modern take on this classic quilt block!!

  3. Jennifer Dyck

    The curved piecing is definitely intimidating, but I have done a little and would love to do more. This book would be a fabulous way to get into it! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  4. Dawn Voegeli

    I have made two quilts with curved piecing and have several sets of template, yet can’t seem to get the gumption to start another one. I think making this great looking book would be a good way to get me started!

  5. Kristine Clay

    I love that art gallery fabric you saved for this perfect use! Thanks for the review and I’d love to get better at curved seams. Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. B. Bailey in WA

    I love your take on the cover design of the book – great quilt! I made some Drunkard’s Path squares by hand a long, long time ago but never did anything with them. I’d love to try on a machine – it’s my favorite block! Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  7. Janet T

    I have seen several that I would like to make, but somehow, other projects seem to get in the way. I really want to make the cover quilt. ndfromsd.at.gmail.com

  8. Susan Spiers

    I’m just a beginner quilter, haven’t tried curves yer, but one day. This book would be just the thing to get me started on something new. Thank you, Susan

  9. Lori Morton

    I have never tried a Drunkard’s Path before…mostly due to being a chicken about the curved seams…lol This book looks Amazing!! Will try my hand at those curves!! :) Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! :D

  10. usairdoll

    Your quilt is beautiful, love your choice of fabrics! I have done some curved piecing many moons ago but have not made this pattern. It is on my to-do list though. So many different options and layouts with the Drunkard’s Path.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  11. Michele Breault

    I’ve made a few Drunkard’s Path quilts. I have to remember to slow down when I sew but I enjoy the process.

  12. Judy Forkner

    I haven’t tried Drunkard’s Path, but I have dabbled in New York Beauty. Sewing the curves has not always worked out great, though. I’m sure John’s book would be a great help!

  13. I have tried a few times making drunkard’s path blocks, and I wasn’t really intimidated, but I need to work more on my curved piecing, and this book would be perfect!

  14. sharon

    curved seams always seemed (?) like too much effort and drunkard path a little too traditional for me
    but, the quilts I have seen on this hop are not traditional

  15. Rosemary

    I’ve completed three projects using Drunkard’s Path. From Angela Pignel’s book, A Quitler’s Mixology, the table runner and a pillow. I’m working on a wedding quilt using Tidal Lace from Windham Fabrics and the Tidal Lace pattern. After coming from garment sewing you’d think I’d be comfortable by now with curves, but each project is a new challenge. John’s book looks intriguing.

  16. Claudia

    After I made my first curved piece I feel in love with it. It really is easy once you get past the fear. I enjoy the creativity.

  17. Mary H.

    I guess it’s the cutting that has kept me from attempting drunkards path blocks. (Recently, I mean. I did some many years ago using metal window templates and stitching by hand.

  18. Linda Williamson

    Sewing curves seems daunting along with cutting them out correctly. This blog hop has shown me so many different variations that can be created I’ll have to give it a go. Thanks, grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

  19. Carol Y

    I haven’t done a drunkard’s path because I’d like to make something that looks less traditional – maybe there are some ideas in the book that would inspire me.

  20. Cindy

    I haven’t tackled a drunkard’s path because I thought it would be too hard. But I love these blocks. I would definitely try these if I was the lucky one to win this book.

    Thanks!

  21. Ramona Putnam

    I first used the drunkards path a few years ago when the Retro Flower QAL was taking place. Produces great results, but tricky to learn. Seeing the quilts coming from this book makes me want to try it again!

  22. Chris

    I love your quilt. It turned out wonderful. This is one of my favorite blocks but I always have a play block to start with to get me going.

  23. Gloria Cotten

    I have never tackled curved seams in quilts, only in garments. Why? Fear, I think. This book looks like one that would deal with that. Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. Fran

    I love the drunkards path blocks but after one attempt at sewing curves I’ve been too intimidated to try again. Your book review is fantastic & I’d be thrilled to win a copy of John’s book.

  25. Paula

    Thank you for the giveaway Teresa and John! This book is great, and I love this particular quilt. It will be the first one I make if I win!

    paulamb at shaw dot ca

  26. Ali

    Love the fabrics you choose! Gorgeous! I haven’t tried DP yet because I am a little intimidated by curved piecing but this book looks very instructive! Thanks for the chance!

  27. Kathy C

    I just started curved piecing and I love it. I’m ready to tackle the drunkards path so I really hope to win the book.

  28. Kathy E.

    Using your Indie fabric was a great choice on that pattern! It’s perfect! I want to make one too very soon. I have made a table runner using the DP block. My curved piecing skills improved with each block and by the end of the process, I had it down pat! I love the variety of patterns made using this block.

  29. Allison Evrard

    Nothing is keeping me from making a Drunkard’s Path quilt except all those other quilts on my to-do list that are ahead of it!

  30. Jittina

    I love the look of Drunkard’s Path, but I’m just afraid sewing those curved seams. This could be just the motivation to start a Drunkard’s Path quilt. The quilt with the black background is simply stunning.

    • Nah, you can do it. Just take it slow and be patient with yourself. It all just takes some time to learn, but you’ll get there if you just keep on keeping on. :)

    • Go on and give it a try! It’s not nearly as difficult as it seems like it might be. And these blocks are 6 1/2″ which makes it easier. Just pin like crazy and practice–soon you’ll be a pro!

  31. Sindy

    I’ve been saving a bundle of red fabrics for just the right pattern. I love the cover of the book! My bundle is waiting for THIS pattern!

  32. Laura

    I’ve made drunkards path before. Practice definitely leads to progress for sewing curved seams. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this book.

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