Five of One, Half A Dozen of Another

Yes, I know the saying is six of one, half a dozen of another but only five of the little Drunkard’s Path units were finished so …

Yesterday there was a question about the matching/registration points on the 2″ Drunkard’s Path blocks. As a picture tells the story much better than words could, I took this picture of the back of two pieces showing just how many matching points there are. You can really see them if you click on the photo to enlarge it. Those matching points are the secret to perfect curved piecing. Pin, stitch to pin, move pin, stitch to pin and so on. And the curves are perfect every time!

The half a dozen?

Half a dozen of the red and white Texas stars. Remember them? Last time I showed this project, an entire row wasn’t yet done. Since then it has grown to three complete rows (I’m joining them as I go) and with these six and a couple more I’ll soon have the fourth row done and attached.

It presses beautifully. I realized as I pressed the six that I haven’t been grading the seams on this one as I went so some time will be spent on the weekend doing just that. I don’t want to take any chances on the deep red shadowing through the white on this one.

This is our long Victoria Day weekend and the weather forecast couldn’t be better. Hot and sunny. Who could ask for more on the first long weekend of the season?

Baxter on “his” quilt. He loves to sit up there in the evening.

5 thoughts on “Five of One, Half A Dozen of Another

  1. Have a great long weekend…..you are certainly due for some nice weather!….you have lots of sewing to keep yourself amused, and Baxter to provide entertainment.

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  2. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Loving these little blocks. The red and white stars are so cute! I see Baxter is in fine form and ready for the weekend.

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  3. Lucky you, a long weekend. Every weekend should be at least 3 days long 🙂

    The stars look good. Do we get to see the three rows you’ve done? Love Baxter’s quilt. Is this red and white one going to be the same?

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  4. Love the look of the red and white texas stars. Linda’s matches are fantastic aren’t they. Baxter looks like he has double tuffts on his ears. Very cute

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