Rob Peter to Pay Paul along a Drunkard’s Path, then pause for thought on a Winding Way beside the Bay! Explore the diversity of the patterns available when you use these well-known quilt blocks with Jennie Rayment! In this project post, you’ll find a combination of all four block designs, organised in such a way that you’re left with an incredible curvy creation.
Each of these blocks has been created by using the Build-a-Block Curves sets as a base. These 1.5mm Multi Media dies are capable of cutting through multiple layers of fabric at once, so you’ll have a whole world of quilting and patchwork opportunities at your fingertips! This means that the process of cutting out your fabric is much quicker than using a rotary cutter, so you’ll have more time to focus on stitching and embellishing your project to perfection.
You will need:
- Gemini Build-a-Block Curves Drunkard’s Path
- Gemini Build-a-Block Curves Bay Leaf
- Gemini Build-a-Block Curves Winding Ways
- Gemini Build-a-Block Curves Rob Peter to Pay Paul
- Crafter’s Companion Stick and Spray for Fabric
- 0.5m John Louden 100% Cotton Blender Fabric – Black
- 0.5m John Louden 100% Cotton Blender Fabric – Aqua
- 80cm/32″ square wadding and backing fabric
Drunkard’s Path (medium size – 4″ finished)
Notch the centre of the curved edge on both sections. Clip carefully conves (inward curve) edge of ‘L’ shaped section and keep clipping inside the 1/4″ seam allowance.
Working with ‘L’ section on top (right sides together). Match and pin centre notches. Align ends of ‘L’ section with straight sides of quarter circle. Carefully flex clipped edge to fit. Pin well. Sew curved edge.
Press seam open. Make 16 blocks and play with the pieces! See what you can design when you introduce a variety of colours.
Winding Ways (medium size – 4″ finished)
Notch the centre of both curved edges A and B. Clip curved edge of A.
Pin right sides together, matching the centre notches. Ends of B section overlap A section on seam allowance. Pin ends in place then flex raw edges to fit. Pin well and sew in place.
Attach other two sections. Pointed end of both sections also overlaps A/B section on seam allowance. Align the flatter end of these sections with edge of B and pin carefully, flexing the curved edges to fit.
Press seams open.
To create a traditional Winding Ways block, will need four squares. Consider playing with the pieces and see what other designs you can make. Why not combine with Drunkard’s Path?
Bay Leaf (medium size – 4″ finished)
Follow the same method for notching and clipping curved edges as previously described.
How about combining with both Winding Ways and Drunkard’s Path?
Rob Peter to Pay Paul (medium size – 4″ finished)
Follow the same notching, clipping and pinning method.
Sew opposite sides then complete the block.
Make another block in a different colourway and explore the design potential.
Curvy Creativity Quilt
Now that you’ve had a play with the different block designs, we can get to creating a whole quilt! This quilt features an abstract, curved design that features the classic block shapes, so it’s a relatively simple piece to put together!
Make eight Drunkard’s Path, eight Bay Leaf and 16 Winding Ways 4″ blocks.
Join four Winding Ways to make a square. Repeat three times.
Join two Drunkard’s Path and two Bay Leaf to make a square. Repeat three times.
Make one large (6″ finished) Rob Peter to Pay Paul block.
Cut two 6.5″ x 1.5″ strips and attach to opposite sides. Cut two 8.5″ x 1.5″ strips and sew to remaining sides.
Arrange all sections and sew together.
Cut two 24.5″ x 3.5″ strips and attach to opposite sides. Cut two 30.5″ x 3.5″ strips and sew these to the remaining sides.
Mount on to wadding and backing material, and baste the layers together with Crafter’s Companion Stick and Spray for Fabric.
Quilt layers and bind, and your quilt is finished!
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