Sunday, 18 June 2017

Drunkards Path Block

This week we are doing a curved technique.
All the blocks that we make will be 12 inches plus the seam.
First you will need to draw up the design for a template.

Draw up a six inch square, with a compass opened up to 5 inches,
put the point at a corner and draw an arc from one side of the square to the other.

Then with a ruler placed diagonally across the arc and
corner points, place a mark through the arc line.
This is your centre point when pining.

Trace these two pieces onto templastic.
Draw onto the back side of your fabric - the drawing line will be your sewing line.
Cut a ¼  inch away from the line - this is your seam allowance.

You will need four of each in a combination of fabrics.
Don't forget the centre marking.
Arrange to your liking.

Lay the convex piece face up and the concave piece face down.
Match up the centre point and pin through the sewing line, then
 pin ends so they are in line with each other.

I like to pin a lot to smooth out the curve.
Sew from the edge of the fabric, and off the end following the line.
I like to sew over the pins so it keeps everything in place until it is sewn.
Sew all four units together.

Sew the two tops units together.

Then the bottom two.

Sew the two halves together.
I like to sew around the block 1/8 inch around the edge to stop it from distorting.
Then press.
Hope you have enjoyed making this block.
Thanks for stopping by
Carol 🌹

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