Thursday, 1 September 2011

Quick Piecing Method for Drunkard's Path Block


Ever since I made the raw edge circle quilt back here from Cluck Cluck Sew I have been thinking about using the tutorial to make a quick piecing method for a drunkard's path block.

I had a go last night and it was very simple - nice and quick and will make a lovely simple quilt (if I ever get around to making more blocks!)


  • Fabric in 2 contrasting colours (enough to cut out 2 x 7 inch squares and 2 circles approximately 5 inches in diameter from each)
  • Rotary cutter
  • Cutting board
  • Plate/Bowl/cup or similar(to use as your circle template)
  1. Follow the basic tutorial for the raw edge circles from Cluck Cluck Sew here up to where you cut each block into 4 smaller squares.
My 4 blocks ready to go!

Note: My initial blocks are 7 inch square, only because my circle (my dessert bowl from the cupboard) fitted nicely into this size!

You will need to make 4 basic circle blocks to complete 1 drunkards path block. You need to make 2 with one background and 2 with the other background.

2. Now all you need to do is organise the layout for the block and sew them together! Like I did below.

3. Ta-da - the finished block.

The finished block - so simple!

PS. I'd love to hear how you go with this - or even better see any finished blocks/quilts you make using this method!

x Caity

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