Here at The Whimsical Workshop Studios, we design hundreds of patterns a year for a large number of clients. Every once in a while, one design will stand out as a favorite for me. This is the case with the Modern Melody Basics quilt we designed as a FREE pattern download for Henry Glass Fabrics. When I was sent the fabric collection to work with I thought about doing a Drunkard’s Path design and immediately planned on using my GO! Drunkard's Path-7" Finished die (55034) if we ever needed to make the quilt.
Modern Melody Basics Quilt
58” x 76”
Designed by Heidi Pridemore for Henry Glass Studios
As it turned out, this was one of the quilt designs that was selected to be made into a quilt for Quilt Market (wholesale quilt show). I followed our directions for the quilt to make the strip sets and then broke out my GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter and GO! Drunkard's Path Die to cut the curved and background pieces.
Now that everything was cut, I sat down to pin each arch to a background piece. I recommend a comfy chair and a good movie while doing this step! The die cut shapes have a lovely notch on each piece of the block to make aligning the pieces a breeze. You can pin as much or as little as you need. Once everything was pinned, I sat down at the machine and zipped these through.
Once I had everything sewn, I pressed the blocks. I did not need to clip the curves, they just press down flat. I chose to square up each block to measure 6 ½” square by only trimming the white sides. I have to say this is the best way to make Drunkard's Path blocks, and with my die cutting system it made this quilt a breeze to make.
Here are a few photos of the quilt along with close ups of the amazing quilting done by Monica Croom.
Here is an image of the back of the quilt to really see the details.
Make sure to visit my blog each month where I will share with you some tips and tricks on cutting and assembling of the project of the month along with posting the free pattern on our website The Whimsical Workshop. You can also get some of our patterns on accuquilt.com
Until next time…..