Are you intimidated by sewing curves? Kay Nikols, on quilttv, shows us how easy it is to do Drunkard’s Path piecing without using pins.
Kay Nikols is the author of Wonderful 1 Fabric Curves and she has a no fuss approach to piecing curves. Two of her tricks to sewing a smooth and even block are taking it slow and easy and using a stiletto to help move the fabric under the needle.
Drunkard’s Path is also known as a quarter circle block and is a very old and very popular block. There is a possible connection between the block and the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. This article (http://quilthistorytidbits–oldnewlydiscovered.yolasite.com/drunkards-path-and-t-quilts.php) describes a red and white Drunkard’s Path quilt having one block dated 1896 and W.C.T.U inscribed across a border.
Whatever the block’s beginnings and historical uses it has remained very popular for over 100 years. Perhaps it is the myriad of ways the blocks can be arranged to create fascinating designs. It is worth taking the time to learn how to do Drunkard’s Path piecing so you too can create a beautiful quilt with curved blocks.