Drunkards Square

– is the title of our next class. September is here and a new term starts any day now so here at C&B Towers the sewing machines and computers are whirring as we attempt to finalise worksheets and class samples. September 21st will arrive before we know it.

And – Drunkards Square? What’s that all about?

Everyone knows the traditional Drunkards Path pattern and a lot of us dread those curved seams (but they are really easy when you know how (or know how to cheat – Chris)).

Drunkard's Path block

Drunkard's Path

But a Drunkard’s Square??

Let’s just say we have a Cunning Plan. Yes, it is based on Drunkard’s Path. No, you won’t have heard of it. Why? We dreamt it up over one of those high-powered discussions at HQ last year and it’s a C &B original.

another conference

It’s simple, it’s different and, most importantly, you won’t find it anywhere else. Shall we say – it adds an extra dimension to this fascinating and versatile block.

Book a place now. Be there and be Square!

Sampler blocks

A great day out at Nantwich, lots of familiar faces, lots of goods at good prices and not forgetting the bacon sandwiches!  Again, Chris had to talk for both of us as Barbara’s voice is still unpredictable and mostly absent.  Being voiceless does have its advantages though – Barbara managed to finish stitching up the Drunkard’s Path sampler block even if she did forget the original placement of the units so that it looks VERY random and unplanned!

And here’s the basic LeMoyne Star block, also finished at the weekend –

Maggi is going to do wonderful things with felt and the circles bag pattern from Saturday’s class – we’re keeping a careful watch on her blog to see all the lovely things she’s making and planning – http://todreamtostitch.blogspot.com/ – and we’d better get on and finish up our class samples into something usable.