Saturday, February 6, 2010

Playing with Blocks

Drunkard's Path

Drunkard's Path is a very simple block.
What if I put 6 of them together to make an "S" block?
What if I take 4 of the "S" block, rotate them and join them to form a square?

It's not much to look at yet. I need to color it and see what happens.
What if I color my block using reds and oranges?
I like this motif.  It has a 60's feel.  And I like the orange square that magically appeared in the center.

What if I combine 6 copies of this motif?
I see depth, variety and movement in this quilt.  If I step back a bit I see 6 flowers.  I like it.


  1. Looking at that makes me wonder how I survived the sisties!
    Over the top! Love the pop art flowers.
    Interesting to see that you are approaching Drunkards Path from a totally different direction to the one I took. (Different bottles, perhaps!)
    Look farward to seeing more of these.
    Judy B

  2. Judy

    I love finding new things to do with old blocks. It's amazing what you can find if you only go looking. I wasn't looking for the sixties but I found them. It was easy to do and it always amazes me that more peole aren't out there looking.

    By the way, it took me a while to make the connection between your mention of a different bottle and the Drunkard's Path. I got it eventually, so there's hope for me yet.