Monday, February 28, 2011

Paired Blocks # 13

What Else Can You Do

With A Drunkard's Path Block?

Ever wonder what would happen if you tried making a quilt using two blocks that on first glance look like they probably don't go together?

A Drunkard's Path block is one that you don't ever see used with anything besides other Drunkard's Path blocks.

What if it were paired up with a Friendship Star?

What if 4 Drunkard's Path blocks are arranged so that they touch the 4 points of a Friendship Star?

Something needs to go in the corners.
What if 4 Friendship Star are put into the 4 corners?

We have a new block. If the original blocks were 6" x 6", then this new block is 18" x 18".

What if 4 of the new block are combined?
What if the background squares are filled with scrap fabrics?

This design has nice movement, good contrast and it's a stash buster. What more could anyone ask for?

I think that the Drunkard's Path block is underused. It can be combined with all sorts of different blocks to create interesting designs.

You can see a couple more by going to My Posts by Subject in the sidebar on the right and clicking on Mixed Blocks.

You might also want to try creating your own designs using a Drunkard's Path block and some other block. Here's a hint - try using blocks designed on a 3x3 grid.

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