Wow, the places quilts take you! This one was born on a Stash Report Sunday when I noticed that I had a lots of odd green fabric and quite a few purples. Would they look good together? Could I get in some curved piecing for my 2014 goals? A little quick stash reduction?
I’m thrilled with the way it turned out, but it was by no means quick. I used the Wind Flower pattern. This is a variation on Drunkard’s Path, and, while not hard, I wouldn’t suggest it if you are new to curved piecing. The Drunkard’s Path can be made with large blocks, and the thick “legs” of the background allow for some fudge room.
Each of these curved patches was only 3 1/2″ square, and the curve must extend exactly to the seam allowance, so it is precise sewing. I encourage you to try one- a large block would make a nice table-topper, wouldn’t it?
I only needed twenty of these 12″ blocks. I found some great batiks in my stash for sashing and borders.
No idea why I bought the greenish fabric with all the purple rings that look like coffee stains, but it made perfect borders, and inspired me to quilt it with rings. The corner blocks and corner stones came from all the little scraps from cutting those curves.
The finished quilt is 66″ x 84″. It seemed to need a lot of quilting, but the fabrics are so beautiful that I didn’t get tired of working on it. Well, my shoulders did! I really like the result. I’m keeping this one, for myself or a special gift.