Drunkard's Path

The Drunkard's Path quilt pattern seems to gain popularity every now and then, only to fade away again.  Maybe it's because it will make your eyes cross putting it together - but its still one of my favorites.  Even if I do have to JUST STEP AWAY every now and then.  There are many, many ways to put these little blocks together, depending on what colors go where.  I suppose its the curves that stop people from using this block more often, but when you spend your days piecing New York Beauty blocks like I do, bring on the curves!  I finished this one yesterday in time to take it to my Mini-Group quilt meeting, and  just listed it on Ebay. 

Some say it dates back to the Underground Railway. According to Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns, it seems to have been common in the early 1930's.  It also goes by such names as Solomon's Puzzle, Drunkard's Trail, Country Cousin, and Wanderer's Path in the Wilderness.  Anyways here's another one, that I pieced today, because one is just never enough:

Make Stuff.  Be Happy. 

- Maggie


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