Curved seams scare inexperienced quilters. There's something about NOT sewing in a straight line that's inherently frightening, and fear of curved seams keeps many quilters from expanding their design choices and making lots of fun, exciting quilts.
That's why I'm so happy to be part of John Kubiniec's blog tour featuring his new book for C&T Publishing, A New Spin On Drunkard's Path.
John's book has EXCELLENT illustrated instructions for making Drunkard's Path Blocks, which are based on the curved seam. It also includes many variations on the block, with limitless possibilities for quilt designs, plus 12 complete quilt patterns for those who prefer to follow tested instructions to making up their own patterns. All the instructions, i.e. text, diagrams, and photos, are clear, concise, and easy to understand.
Adding curved lines to your patchwork designs takes creativity to a whole new level. Whether you're interested in learning this technique to improve your own quilt designs, or in making awesome quilts from already-tested designs, you owe it to yourself to check out this book, now available in quilt shops and on John's website.
Our blog tour includes lots of photos of quilts from the book, sample blocks other bloggers have made, tips for using die cuts to create similar blocks, and so much more. Click through the following links to read it all, and to enter everywhere you go for a chance to win prizes!
September 26, 2016
Jennifer Dick www.42quilts.com
C&T Publishing http://www.ctpub.com/blog/
September 27, 2016
Sara Lawson www.sewsweetness.com/blog
Heather Kojan http://www.heatherkojan.com
September 28, 2016
Bill Volckening http://willywonkyquilts.blogspot.com
McCall’s Quilting http://www.mccallsquilting.com/blogs/
September 29, 2016
Generation Q Magazine http://generationqmagazine.com
Bonnie Hunter http://quiltville.blogspot.com
September 30, 2016
Made by ChrissieD http://madebychrissied.blogspot.com
LoveBug Studios https://www.lovebugstudios.com/blog/
October 1, 2016
Kathy Patterson http://hillstreetquilts.blogspot.com YOU ARE HERE
Teresa Coates http://www.crinkledreams.com
October 2, 2016
Carl Hentsch http://3dogdesignco.blogspot.com
October 3, 2016
Teri Lucas https://terificreations.com
Lisa Calle https://lisacalle.wordpress.com
October 4, 2016
Linzi Upton https://thequiltquine.wordpress.com
Nicole Daksiewicz www.modernhandcraft.com/blog
October 5, 2016
Marti Michell http://frommartimichell.blogspot.com
Debby Brown http://higheredhands.blogspot.com
October 6, 2016
Melody Crust http://melodycrust.blogspot.com/
Kim Niedzwiecki http://www.gogokim.com
October 7, 2016
Patrick Lose http://www.patricklose.comJohn Kubiniec https://www.bigrigquilting.com/blog/
Now, how about a giveaway from Hill Street Quilts? Everyone is eligible to enter. C&T Publishing will send a free copy of A New Spin On Drunkard's Path to the winner (a hard copy will be sent to any domestic US winner while an electronic copy will be sent to the winner if outside the US). Additionally, John will send a Large Drunkard's Path Set of Marti Michell Templates to the giveaway winner. Two great prizes to one lucky winner!
To enter, leave a comment below by midnight October 7, 2016, making sure I can see your email address. Winner name will be drawn on October 8 and notified by email with subject line beginning YOU WON. Winner must claim prize within 24 hours, or a new name will be drawn, so watch your email. Best of luck to all who enter!