A New Spin On Drunkard's Path

I am happy to be taking part in John's Blog Tour for his new book 'A New Spin On Drunkard's Path' C&T Publishing 2016.


I first "met" John in 2010 as part of the McCall's Quilt Design Star. John's Round three quilt. Polaris, could have easily fit in this book with the Drunkard Path inspired border.


I've gotten to know John better over the years and recently when we both had books published through Kansas City Star Quilts.

I love how John has taken a very traditional block and given it new a life with fun settings and different and updated piecing techniques.  I'm a sucker for anything with curved piecing and there are many quilts in the book that are on my to-do list. Unfortunately, I haven't had the time yet to actually make one - BUT I have done a couple of Virtual Quilts.

One of my favorites in the book is his Nightfall Quilt. John has constructed the blocks so that there is only one curved seam to deal with. I really like that the to opposite sides of the blocks are triangles and not more curves. I think this will make these quilts appeal to the beginner and advanced quilter.


The color scheme and layout reminds me of Amish quilts, which of course I love and have inspired me. I wanted to "make" mine a little different, so I opted for a white background and a rainbow of fabrics from Heather Bailey for Free Spirit Fabrics


John has included the templates in the books which can be easily made from template plastic, or one can opt to purchase the Marti Michell template set. These templates are great to use with a rotary cutter and for quickly cut the pieces.


Another of my favorite quilts is Bowties. This quilt has a alternating layout and a wide border that would be great for a large print.


Once again, I option for a lighter background fabric and a large scale print for the border. For this quilt I used Cali Mod by Joel Dewberry for Free Spirit Fabrics. What I love about these quilts is that they can be interpreted by the maker to his or her own aesthetic.


If you have never tacked curved piecing, now is the time to try! And these quilts look great in Solids or Prints. John's instructs are clear and easy to follow (and he uses a lot fewer pins than I do!) I am looking forward to making a few of these quilts.

Now, be sure to visit all the other blogs in this post for some great inspiration and more quilts from 'A New Spin on Drunkard's Path' by John Kubiniec.

September 26, 2016
Jennifer Dick   www.42quilts.com

September 27, 2016

September 28, 2016
September 29, 2016
Generation Q Magazine http://generationqmagazine.com

September 30, 2016

October 1, 2016
Kathy Patterson  http://hillstreetquilts.blogspot.com   

October 2, 2016

MORE TO COME!!!

October 3, 2016

October 4, 2016
Nicole Daksiewicz www.modernhandcraft.com/blog

October 5, 2016

October 6, 2016
Kim Niedzwiecki http://www.gogokim.com

October 7, 2016
John Kubiniec https://www.bigrigquilting.com/blog/

Comments

trudys_person said…
Am I the first commenter? Can #1 win?? I've bought a copy of this book for our guild library, and it is great! The bowties is my favourite, and it's fun to see all the other colour possibilities. Thank you for the giveaway!
Jittina said…
I've always been afraid of curved seams, but seeing all those beautiful quilts from the book (Bowties is also my favorite) makes me want to make a Drunkard's Path quilt.
anna brown said…
Nite fall is pretty...But like the white background better...Ty for sharing... happyness04431@yahoo.com
Donna Cutting said…
I am ready to make bow ties, and tackle the curve. Thanks for giveaway.
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Julie said…
The Drunkard's Path block is on my bucket list.
GranChris said…
Nite Fall is a wonderful quilt. I love the way it looks. I think Bowties will be my favorite in the book.
Each post about this book looks great. Such beautiful quilts!
jean said…
Nightfall is stunning,
Liz Horgan said…
I love both versions of nightfall!
Tina Jeo said…
Wow! Love your color ways. Thanks! tljeo(at)yahoo(dot)com
Monica said…
I would love not to use so many pins when I sew curves.
Gloria Cotten said…
This looks like a book I need! I have never tackled curved seams in quilts. Garments, yes; quilts, no. Yours are beautiful!
Ramona said…
I love your take on Nightfall. Beautiful and cheerful.
Melissa Gerber said…
I love your color combinations. I took a class last year from Mark Lipinski on curved piecing. And I would love to do more!
babiesdoc said…
I really like the light nightfall ---daylight?? quilt

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Lynne Stucke said…
I love all the dark colors in nightfall . . . but also love the new look you gave it with lighter colors. So the problem becomes, dark or light? Which one??? hmmmmm..... lynnstck@yahoo.com
Judy Forkner said…
Would love to win this book & try John's techniques!
Michele said…
I like your rainbow version a lot!
I've done curved piecing many moons ago. Would love to learn this method. So many pretty quilts!

Thanks for a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com
OhioLori said…
I looove your choice of fabrics for your Bowties quilt!! :) Have never tried curved seams yet...this book looks Awesome! Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! :)
rosemaryschild said…
As a beginner quilter, I haven't tackled curves yet, this book would be just the thing to inspire me to give it a go! Thank you, Susan
JANET said…
Really want to make the cover quilt! Saw it years ago in a magazine.
Lisa said…
Have never tried curves - but i'd love to learn!
madhappycrafter said…
I'd love the chance to win this book. I love how versatile and individual Drunkard's Path blocks are - and how you chose lighter colors and the quilts look great too. I would try the curves and make these blocks.
madhappycrafter said…
i'm sorry, I forgot to leave an email address on my previous comment. I'd love to win this book. Would you please delete the other one? i can't from here. i too like how you changed the colors and made the quilts your own.
B. Sadie Bailey
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I like the light nigthfall. But they are both very nice
Donna W said…
Not done much curved piecing, but this book looks like it would be a great help.
Kristine said…
Thanks for your review. I love the stained glass effect of the bowties design.
gigi said…
This looks like a very interesting book, well worth the investment. Thanks for sharing!
Jennifer Dyck said…
I am just getting into curved piecing. This book looks like would be a great inspiration to move me forward on that journey! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Sonya said…
I would have to say that Nightfall is one of my favorites, too... at least of the ones I've seen!
Allison CB said…
Looks like a terrific book with some good hints about curved piecing!!! Thanks for the review!
mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com
SHLyman said…
I love the cream round the world layout. Just wow!
Judy V said…
I am loving the quilts in this book, hoping to win, but will buy if I am not a winner.
Avon said…
Really like bow ties. Wonderful book. avonbi@gmail.com