Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A New Spin On Drunkard's Path Blog Hop and Giveaway!!

I'm so happy to introduce you to my friend John Kubiniec, author of this fantastic new book A New Spin on Drunkard's Path. 




John and I met a few years ago at Quilt Market in Houston. We were co-authors for the book Classic Modern Quilts. After meeting, we became fast friends and soon had our own inside jokes!

Geography separates us, but we still manage to chat and see each other a few times a year. 

After hearing about it for several months, I'm so thrilled to see his book A New Spin on Drunkard's Path in print. What a treat! Simple fabric manipulation gives so many varieties. You have to see it!

Bowties Quilt from A New Spin on Drunkard's Path


There are several projects from the book that I'd like to make. I'm a scrappy gal at heart, so the Bowties quilt called out to me. I made a few that I think will ultimately become a baby quilt. Scrappy pink and grey? Yes!  I tried out a few different layouts. I definitely need to make some more before I can decide. John has several great tips for working with the drunkard's path ruler. He also shares wonderful tips on pinning - fork pins! Who knew? 





Peppered Cotton Background = curly edges!







Would you like to win a copy of the book? John is giving readers the chance to win a copy of his book and a set of the Drunkard's Path templates he uses. To enter, answer this simple question (feel free to elaborate!): Have you tried curved piecing before? Just comment here for your chance to win. For extra chances, follow me and John on instagram (be sure to come back here to let me know that you do.) And my newsletter subscribers always get an extra chance as well! (Just comment that you subscribe.) Two winners will be drawn on October 8th and notified by email (one for the book, one for the template.) If you're a no-reply blogger, please be sure to leave an email address where I can reach you. A US winner will receive a hard copy of the book, international will receive an e-book.

Congratulations, John! The book is fantastic!

Be sure to visit all the other bloggers on this blog hop:



September 26, 2016
Jenifer Dick   www.42quilts.com

September 27, 2016
Heather Kojan http://www.heatherkojan.com  You are here!!!

September 28, 2016
                          
September 29, 2016

September 30, 2016
LoveBug Studios https://lovebugstudios.com/blog/

October 1, 2016         
Kathy Patterson  http://hillstreetquilts.blogspot.com

October 2, 2016

October 3, 2016
Generation Q Magazine http://generationqmagazine.com

October 4, 2016
Nicole Daksiewicz www.modernhandcraft.com/blog

October 5, 2016
            Marti Michell http://frommartimichell.blogspot.com

October 6, 2016
Kim Niedzwiecki http://www.gogokim.com

October 7, 2016

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118 comments:

Allison said...

I've never done curved piecing on a quilt but I grew up learning to make my own clothes. All those set-in sleeves count as curved piecing, believe me!

Allison said...

I'm following you on Instagram.

Allison said...

I'm following John on Instagram.

Sandra @SewofCourse said...

I have sewn curves before, I made a Double Wedding Ring quilt for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary, and I am working on a scrappy Drunkard's Path mini at the moment. I'd never would have thought of the combination of blocks that John's book is about though.
sewofcourse[at]gmail[dot]com

Nancy Lewis said...

I have never done curved piecing before, but am anxious to try it. I love the Drunkard's Path quilt in red.

Catholic Bibliophagist said...

I've done a little curved piecing, but it was a long time ago.

Kathryn said...

I just took a curved piecing class from Becky Goldsmith and have finished my first quilt already.

babiesdoc said...

curved piecing -- no

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Suze said...

I have tried some curved piecing in improve piecing. I'm hearing rave reviews of John's book.

Suze said...

I follow you on Instagram.

Suze said...

I follow John on Instagram.

Suze said...

I follow you on Bloglovin'. Does that count for being signed up for the newsletter?

Ella said...

I've done some curves...not my best piecing.

quilter said...

I have only done two quilts with curved piecing, but have used Marti's templates before for other quilts. I think her templates will help. Thanks for the giveaway!
cork@pa.rr.com

Donna Cutting said...

Long ago I tried curved piecing, love the look and am inspired by this book.thanks for giveaway.
djcutting2 at gmail dot com

Donna Cutting said...

I subscribed to your newsletter , yeah

Lisa Marie said...

I have done a bit of curved piecing, mostly NY Beauty blocks.

tac73 said...

I have not done curved piecing on a quilt. This book looks inspiring.

Janice Kagenski said...

Yes,I have done some curved piecing. I'd love to try a quilt in John's book. Love every quilt in the book.

Janice Kagenski said...

Yes,I have done some curved piecing. I'd love to try a quilt in John's book. Love every quilt in the book.

Melissa Gerber said...

I have done curved piecing. I took a class last year from Mark Lipinski and he had some great tips for working with curves. They can be challenging but they are worth the effort!

Donna W said...

I have only done curved piecing a couple of times, and I know that I need help with it.

ritainalaska said...

I tried some time ago without much success ... but now that I've more experience piecing, maybe i'll do better!

anna brown said...

Yess an apple core very hard but loved it in the end.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Laurel said...

I just signed up!

Laurel said...

I've tried a NY Beauty BOM before, but set it aside because there were more pressing things to be done. It's a UFO still but I will get back to it!

GranChris said...

I really like DP blocks. So much fun to sew. I follow on BL.

Sandi1100 said...

I took a class a few years back with curved piecing and I enjoyed. I forget what the name of the book was but it was fun. I finished it and donated it to Project Linus. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the book.

Allison CB said...

Following you and John on instagram as mumbird3! :)

Allison CB said...

I've done a little curved piecing but not been happy with the results!

Kim said...

Oh boy this looks great, thanks for the chance to win the book :0)
Happy Sewing

Danette Stankovich said...

I have not tried curved piecing yet. Would like to try soon. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

virgdale said...

I love curved piecing and new ways to use Drunkards Path!!!

Beth said...

I have sewn curves before; with my Curvemaster foot it was easier than I thought/was afraid it would be.

Beth said...

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Melody said...

I'm working on a quilt now that is all curved piecing and once you get started they are fun to make. I'm often amazed how smooth and rounded the curve turns out.

cynthia said...

Yes, but usually by hand.

Gloria Cotten said...

I have not tried curved piecing yet, but I want to! cotten.gloria@gmail.com

Gloria Cotten said...

I have not tried curved piecing yet, but I want to! cotten.gloria@gmail.com

Gloria Cotten said...

I followed y ou and John on Instagram. cotten.gloria@gmail.com

Gloria Cotten said...

I follow your blog. cotten.gloria@gmail.com

trudys_person said...

I have tried curved piecing. I was totally intimidated by it, but I've now finished a glam clam quilt (Latifah Saafir's pattern and template) and I'm working on a big VFW "Strings of Florid Blooms" quilt. Bigger curves are easier, but I've done small ones too ... Thank you for the giveaway!

trudys_person said...

I follow both you and John on IG! (@trudys_person)

Kathy E. said...

I have tried curved piecing with a DP block. I made a Christmas table runner and it turned out pretty cool! I had trouble with the first few blocks, but got the hang of it shortly after. I'm looking forward to making another project soon with curved piecing. I love challenges!

Kathy E. said...

I am an IG follower of yours and John's! _duchick_

Kathy said...

I have never done curved piecing but it is on my bucket list of things to accomplish. I am anxious to get my hands on John's book to read his technique. Thank you for the opportunity of the give away!

Julie said...

I have not tried making a drunkard's path block. I am always trying new patterns and this book would be a great source.

Nancy Tanner said...

I love doing the drunkard path block. This would be a fun book

anna brown said...

I follow you on facebook and i beleave bloglovin.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

jean said...

I love curved piecing, even won a prize for a curved piece quilt.

Tracy A said...

I've only sewn curved piecing on garments. Looking forward to trying on quilt.

patty a. said...

Yes, I have curved pieced.

Kathy McMahon said...

i am now following you and John! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

Jennifer Dyck said...

I have done some curved piecing, but would like to get better at it! I'm thinking this book would help! Thanks for the chance to win.

Christine said...

I have done some curved pieced sewing on a quilt. It was intimidating at first but once you get the hang of it, it really makes a dramatic statement in quilts. And Drunkard's Path just happens to be on my list for next year. I love John's updated take on an old block.

Natalie Agar said...

I have not done curved pieced sewing. I have wanted to try ,but was very intimidated by it.

Jennifer said...

I have tried curved piecing - made a new York beauty block awhile back. I enjoyed it very much, just have a lot of UFO's to complete before getting back to it.

maggie fellow said...

I have tried a drunkard's path, but it is one I hope to try several times before I give up quilting. I think it is an amazing concept

maggie fellow said...

And i started following on instagram - how fun

Beth in TN said...

Yes, curved piecing is easy if you pin-pin-pin and take it slow.

dorothy said...

Don't do Instagram; but will sign up for the newsletter. Last time I did curve piecing it was for sleeves in clothing...

HollyM said...

I have done curved piecing and enjoy it. I'd love to try some of these quilts!

Jittina said...

I haven't done curved piecing, but seeing these beautiful quilts makes me want to try.

Marcia said...

Yes, I have done curved piecing.....and I love it!

Marcia F. said...

Your pictures and instructions are great. Thanks!

Cecilia said...

I haven't worked with curves yet, but this red and white quilt would be the perfect one to start with.

Cecilia said...

I follow both you and John on Instagram.

Ms Amy said...

Have made curved blocks- drunkard's path ones.

Brit Schjelderup said...

Curved piecing is quite intimidating, so far I have mainly done "straight" but "wonky". When I look at your photos of your "trial blocks" with your bright fabrics I feel I am almost ready to try out curves:-)

carol suchland said...

l've always been intrigued by curved piecing and have completed several quilts with curved pieces.

Tina Jeo said...

Curved piecing looks so difficult. I'm scared to death of it but this book may change my mind. tljeo@yahoo(dot)com

Tina Jeo said...

I'm following John by newsletter. tljeo(at)yahoo(dot)com

JANET said...

Curved piecing is not hard. You just have to take your time. ndfromsdatgmaildotcom

Laura said...

I often piece curves and I love the way these drunkard path quilts look. Will be doing more soon!

Laura said...

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Michael John Weber said...

I'm signed up for a class on curved piecing so I can learn

OhioLori said...

I have not tried curved piecing...have several patterns on my "Gotta Make!!" list tho... I tend to change mind about trying! giggle..chicken huh? This book looks Amazing! Thank you for chance to win it, & the templates! Would definitely be doing curved piecing! :)

OhioLori said...

I get your Newsletter now too :)

JustCallMeElle said...

I'm liking the ideas that are presented in this book. Thank you for reviewing it!

QuiltRx said...

I've thus far made a Winding Ways, a Flowering Snowball, and a Double Wedding Ring. Drunkard's Path is a tighter curve that I'm looking forward to trying!

Donna W said...

This book looks like it would help me get over my fear of curved piecing. Not sure why, I fear it, but I do.

Donna W said...

I signed up to follow you via email.

thebiasedge said...

I only tried once. Must definitely try it again.

Liz Horgan said...

I just finished a quilt along that included curved piecing-I would love to do it again and it looks like John's book has some great ideas! He is coming to our guild in May!

Liz Horgan said...

I'm following you and John on instagram!

Liz Horgan said...

I signed up for your newsletter!

Ramona said...

I first tried the drunken path during a 'Retro Flower' QAL. Love some of the patterns I'm seeing from this book!

C Murphy said...

I've never tried it! Maybe I'll get brave one of these days?
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Lynne Stucke said...

No, I've never tried curved piecing. Just looks too intimidating! lynnstck@yahoo.com

Beth said...

I have tried curved piecing; it wasn't as intimidating as I'd feared it would be once I invested in the Curvemaster foot for my sewing machine.

Beth said...

I follow you on Instagram, where I am wordygirl11.

Beth said...

I follow John on instagram, also.

Beth said...

I subscribe to your newsletter, using my wordygirl@earthlink.net email address.

Judy Forkner said...

I have tried curved piecing before, but I think it would go ever so much better with Marti's templates. I have several sets of her templates for piecing, so I know they really improve accuracy!

Judy Forkner said...

I signed up to follow you on Instagram.

Judy Forkner said...

I signed up to follow John on Instagram.

Judy Forkner said...

I signed up for your newsletter.

Anita said...

I have made a few drunkard's path test blocks, but they have not made their way into a quilt, yet.

This looks like a perfect book for me, I need to get more confident with curve piecing.

Anita said...

I follow you on Instagram.

Anita said...

I follow John on Instagram.

Anita said...

I signed up for your newsletter.

Michele said...

Yes, I have done curved piecing before. Easier than it looks if you sew slowly!

Kristine said...

I've done some curved piecing on clothes for shoulders etc. But I haven't dared in quilting where any tucks or puckers would show. Thanks for the inspiration.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Curves are something I've yet to conquer. After reading The Drunkard's Path I have wanted to try the design.

gigi said...

I've done two quilts with curved piecing in twenty years. They both turned out well. Maybe it's time to make another one!

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

I like patterns with curves and my fav is the Orange Peel quilt.

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

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Sonya said...

I did piece one quilt with curves. I find them fairly intimidating, though. I would love to get better and feel more confident with them!

Sonya said...

I now follow you on Instagram.

Sonya said...

I now follow John on Instagram.

Sonya said...

I signed up for your newsletter!

SHLyman said...

Curved piecing never looked so easy. Wow!

SHLyman said...

Curved piecing never looked so easy. Wow!

Avon said...

New and unique settings, at least to me

ktsgram2 said...

I have tried curved piecing and love the results. I love your version. I see it as donuts or cheerios:) It would be great scrappy. Can't wait to see all the options in John's book.

Jayne said...

What a wonderful book! I love curves and like to use them a lot in improv quilting. Drunkard Paths are one of my favorite!

Jayne said...

I follow you on IG

Jayne said...

And I now follow John on IG