A Quilter's Mixology: Shaking Up Curved Piecing by Angela Pingel

By Angela Pingel

Follow the "Drunkard's Path" to curved piecing!

You'll realize an advent to curved piecing through one easy block--Drunkard's course. writer Angela Pingel demonstrates how this unmarried block may be prepare in quite a few styles that glance totally varied in each mix. Drunkard's course can create a sinuous astounding line like its namesake or curved motifs that shape teardrops, arabesques, vegetation, and different discrete shapes.

Dive deep into the fundamentals of curved piecing after which discover quite a few initiatives together with great quilts, child quilts, pillows, and a desk runner. locate inspiring new how you can use that outdated favourite, Drunkard's course block, to create quilts that glance new and varied. A Quilter's Mixology is the best "next-step" publication geared in the direction of intermediate quilters or quilters trying to find the subsequent problem.

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Waves also works well with other designs that display contrasting movement, such as Zigzag (page 23) and Rows/Columns (page 32). Use these to crochet a dynamic blanket that will keep you cozy while attending those outdoor sporting events. This pattern begins and ends with a plain filet mesh row, making it vertically symmetrical so it’s ready for uniting the edges of both layers. indd Sec1:53 8/10/10 2:00:05 PM DOUBLE DESIGNS 27 & 28: MOUNTAIN BAND WITH BORDERS—LIGHT ON DARK/DARK ON LIGHT SIDE 1 (RS): LIGHT ON DARK MOUNTAIN BAND WITH BORDERS SIDE 2 (WS): DARK ON LIGHT MOUNTAIN BAND WITH BORDERS Color A creates the background; Color B Color A creates the mountain band with dash creates the mountain band with solid borders.

Repeat Rows 1−6 until piece is desired length. PATTERN TIPS The Honeycomb pattern was given its name because it resembles the waxen cells where bees store their honey. Since I live in a “railroad town,” I saw the image of railroad tracks running across the reverse side. Honeycomb/Railroad Tracks is an all-purpose design. It provides a nice contrast with each side predominately featuring a different color. The pattern is symmetrical—horizontally and vertically—so it’s ready for uniting the edges of both layers.

1, dcib in next dc; repeat from * across to last dc, ch 1, dcif in last dc. Row 1B (RS): With B, ch 4, dcib in next dc, *[ch 1, dcif in next dc] twice, [ch 1, dcib in next dc] twice; repeat from * across to last 2 dc, [ch 1, dcif in next dc] twice. Foundation Row A: With A, work a foundation ch that is a multiple of 8 sts + 4, allowing for a border on each end of panel. Work Row 1 of filet mesh, set aside. Foundation Row B: With B, work a foundation ch that is 2 chains shorter than the length of the A-colored foundation chain.

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