Drunkard’s Path Patchwork Cushion

Last Christmas I gave each of the Ladies attending our Friday morning House Group a DIY Patchwork Block set. Using my Sissix die-cutting machine, I had cut the two different shapes that make up a design commonly referred to as “Drunkard’s Path” from a variety of cotton print fabrics. I tried to match the print designs to the recipients and over the past twelve months have been delighted to see the blocks made up into cushions. Whilst cutting for the gift packs, I also cut a set for myself but with one thing and another have never got around to stitching the block together, until today! I hand stitched the pieces together and then quilted a 1/4” around the diagonal lines of the “path” before adding a cream satin narrow piping to the completed block. I made the block into a cushion front, adding a reverse using plain cream curtain lining fabric. The closure is my favourite of a contrasting band of tan check (a re-cycled piece from one of my husband’s old shirts) and co-ordinating button fastening. The cushion measures approximately 15 inches square and has a very “Autumnal” flavour so will be set aside until the appropriate season when it will be displayed along with other similar-themed cushions.

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