Penultimate instructions

As I mentioned last time, the next set  of instructions is being sent early so you will have time in August to put your pieces together.

The next block design is a traditional one, either named Drunkards Path- referring to its winding, curved motif or Solomon’s Puzzle – perhaps due to  the “challenge” of sewing the curves, or  because of its bold and decisive lines much like its namesake in the Bible.

Anyway, whatever you call it, I hope you will enjoy the making thereof!

 

Block #12:Method: Drunkards path

Final dimensions: 12″ x 12″

There are 2 options:

You can either make up 16 blocks each 3 3/8″ x 3 3/8″ sewn together to make up the 12″ x 12″ block

OR

4 blocks each 6 1/4″ x 61/4″ blocks including seam allowances. These will be joined to make the 12″ x 12″ finished block

There are a multitude of ways of arranging the blocks and the more blocks you do the more variations there are.

The size of the circle is entirely up to you!

From Scribner’s Magazine 1887

 

 

 

Some YouTube instructions:

If you use this method then for the 16 blocks you will start with a 3 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ square; for the 4 blocks the size will be 6 1/2″ by 6 1/2″

 

And so, we are nearly there!!!!!!!