Scrolling through eBay I came across this mid-20th century quilt.
Nice quilting but the pieced design seems to be a hot mess, as
we might say.
What is going on? Curves and straight lines, squares and rectangles.
Wait a minute! Drunkard's Path quilts do not include rectangles.
Drunkard's Path quilts are all curved piecing.
The block was quite popular after 1880, published many
times with many names but Drunkard's Path is what
we know it as.
And it's always curved piecing.
Never-the-less, the purple quilt has a few blocks of squares & rectangles.
Genius in the middle of a hot mess.
I drew a version in Electric Quilt.
It works best alternated with a plain block.
A Drunkard's Path without the hangover.
I'll call it Straight & Narrow.
A 16" finished block can be made from Moda's Jelly Roll and Charm Square precuts.
As in my Morris Meadow collection in shops now.
A beginner's version of a classic design.