Project

Craftsy BOM Drunkard's Path

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I really am NOT proud of this block. There is insufficient contrast with the fabrics to give me the crisp detail of the block, BUT, that said, I am not inclined to do the block over today. I think it will blend with t he other blocks in the quilt and doesn't need to be a "stand out". The paths look blobby to me and yet it was executed perfectly. It's just too busy, it needs a place for the eye to rest. Maybe tomorrow I will feel differently and do it over. What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is a good block for very crisp, clean fabrics with great contrast.

What you will need

  • Kaffe Fassett Fabrics

Q&A with Applekrisp

Odd Cat Stitch asked:
Just fabulous!
Applekrisp answered:
Thank you!
K Lee 2Strings asked:
These fabrics are so stunning! You will have such a gorgeous quilt.
Applekrisp answered:
They are fun fabrics that is for sure and an absolute joy to work with.
Darns asked:
Love it anyway! don't care what you think about it - keep it!
Applekrisp answered:
Okay! You talked me into it...lol
qulady asked:
i agree, keep it, there's something artsy about it, all you have to do is put a solid around it and it will stand out very nicely- sometimes we get something completely different than our expectations-htanks for sharing it!!
Applekrisp answered:
It's always a process isn't it. I thought it might be of value to share blocks that I was not so enamoured with and talk a little about why I wasn't pleased with them. I think it's helpful for others to see that not everything I do is absolutely spot on...LOL. You can give people a complex that way. We all start out somewhere and I think this is a great little course for folks to learn some really basic skills and play with their fabric. I love the exchange of ideas back and forth and enjoy hearing the variety of suggestions. Thanks for being willing to pass along some constructive comments, I love them!!!
Jana Treat asked:
I like it! When I watched the video for this months block, I thought I would use all prints also. I like the look of this! Thanks for sharing. Maybe if there was more contrast of color between the different prints you chose, you might like it better. I am going to do my block with all prints also and use prints with more color contrast. I will post it when I finish and maybe you can give me some feedback.
Applekrisp answered:
Jana, thank you for your comments...that was exactly my thought as well...more contrast in the colors would perhaps pop out the block design. Also, I think paying attention to the size of the elements in the design, varying them more, a smaller scale and perhaps a stripe could create that interest that, for me, is lacking in these blocks. Love to see your submissions, I'll be excited to see how you utilize the prints.

Skill Level

Beginner