A Batik and A Shirting


That’s what I used for the Drunkard’s Path basket block – a batik and an Asian shirting print. I wasn’t sure if they’d play together nicely, but I was determined to try my idea out. This is absolutely not what I had thought I had planned to do for the Drunkard’s Path quilt along, but it seems that this is what I may be doing. I’m not sure what the look of the batik with the shirting print reminds me of – maybe a brocade?

I used the smallest of the Drunkard’s Path Inklingo shapes – 2″ ones – so my block is 10″ square. A couple of minutes and I had my shapes printed and cut out and then the fun began! I don’t know what it is about Drunkard’s Path, but I love hand piecing that curve. It doesn’t matter how many Drunkard’s Path tops I make, I just want to make another and then another and another. In fact, while I was doing this block I was dreaming about another one made with some shapes that I’d fussy cut. And that’s how I get in trouble every time – I get ideas that I’m determined to try. While I may be able to resist some, when it comes to Drunkard’s Path my ability to resist ideas is totally diminished!

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I even love the back of the blocks. I haven’t graded the seams yet, but will do that this weekend so that I’m not faced with multiple blocks to do at once. And will pick out another batik for the next 10″ Drunkard’s Path basket bloc

I’m linking up to Vicki Welsh’s blog for the Drunkard’s Path quilt-along. Her post today has links to some sites with different layouts for Drunkard’s Path. I think I want to make one of each – I know, I’m hopeless!


Baxter decided to have a nap on one of his favourite toys.


And Jake was posing for the camera. The colour of his eyes fascinates me – they’re really a sea-foam colour that shows best in natural light.

12 thoughts on “A Batik and A Shirting

  1. What an interesting basket, and your fabric choices work so well! Beautiful pics of the kitties today, Jake’s fur looks so cuddly and soft…….good to see, too, that Baxter isn’t stressed by life.


  2. Love looking at all of your quilts. Where do you find the time? Because of a blog of yours back in 2012 I decided to make a pickled ladies quilt! I finally started it yesterday. Only one block made. It took me forever to figure out how to fussy cut and print out my center. I just went through ALL of your posts looking to see if you ever finished yours. The last post I could find was about making the border? Did you ever finish it? I would love to see it. Thanks for the inspiration and for leading me to inklingo even though it has taken me two years to get started. Piecing that first block was a piece of cake!



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