John is an incredibly nice person! We visited the Museum of Art in Houston and we were also fortunate enough to visit the Rothko Chapel. John is musical, loves good food and LOVES to make people laugh. I am very lucky to have him as a friend. I am also thrilled to be part of this blog hop to promote his new book with C&T Publishing, A New Spin on Drunkard's Path. You can find this book available through the C&T Publishing site here or also through Amazon.
John's book includes everything you need to know on how to successfully make 12 amazing quilts using the traditional Drunkard's Path. The book includes templates for the quilts but you can also use acrylic templates made by Marti Michell or die cut templates.
I was looking through all of the wonderful quilts for inspiration and Nightfall caught my eye. I did not make the full quilt. I made the center section to make a cushion cover for my daughter.
I love this block and can see making an entire quilt with these colors! I priced my block using Aurifil 50 wt. When sewing curves, it is the best thread to use because there is no bulk, giving you more precise curves!
If you are new to curves and are not sure if you are ready to commit to an entire quilt, try a cushion cover! It is the perfect way to try something new without felling overwhelmed by the thought of a full quilt!
I dove into my stash to find the perfect fabric for my very picky daughter and I found this one by Island Batik. She ADORES batiks!
Katy is quite thrilled by the look of what will be her new cushion cover! She says this looks like a swimming pool, it is perfect for her!
You can see how I used only the center of the full quilt. Here is the full Nightfall quilt! Stunning!
When making any Drunkard's Path blocks I use pins! Lots and lots and well...LOTS of pins!
I admire the wonderful quilters that can use three pins and GO for IT! I am not that quilter, lol!
Other than this curved project, I have only made one project using a Drunkard's Path many years ago. It was a Christmas Tree Skirt. It was super fun and even had rid rack ( very vintage looking). You can see the tutorial from 2011 here.
Here are two other quilts in the book I am kinda GA-GA over!
Now for an exciting giveaway!!!!! This very generous giveaway includes a copy of John's new book AND an acrylic template set from Marti Michell!
For a chance to win this prize package please enter using Rafflecopter. You are not required to do all of the options for a chance to win but it will increase your chances of winning :o) A random winner will be chosen on Oct 11. Thank you so much and good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
And if you have not yet, go and visit all of the other exciting bloggers ( they are doing the giveaway too!) and see what projects they have been making!