Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Peppermint Path Go! friendly Quilt Pattern & Blog Tour

I am happy to show you my Peppermint Path Quilt for the Go! cutter blog tour.

This week is a big week for Accuquilt since they have a 'bundle' of quilting joy coming soon.
On top of that this week is a Go! cutter blog tour.
I am proud to be a blogger that uses my Go! as often as possible.
There are several other bloggers participating including:
Monday September 27th
Tuesday September 28th
Wednesday September 29th
Spun Sugar Quilts that's me!
Thursday September 30th
Friday October 1st
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Peppermint Path

The birth of this idea was the 7" Go! cutter Drunkard's Path die.

I wanted to try a 10" square on the die and see what I could create with an entire layer cake.

Supplies:
Go! cutter
7" Drunkard's Path Die
  (Can also be made with the traditional drunkard's path templates)
Layer Cake Fruitcake by Basic Grey for Moda
For a larger quilt 1/3 yard pieces of 16 total red and white prints will yield a 56" X 70" quilt.
For this project I selected the 8 reds and 8 white prints from the Fruitcake line.
The way I situated them on the die was a single layer of fabric, however, I used a 10" square over each half of the die. This die is very large. It will cut 4 drunkard's path blocks at a time. In order to maximize my fabric I overlapped the 10" squares in the middle of the die by about 1/4".
Roll the fabric through the Go! cutter.
The result is 4 drunkard's path blocks by mixing and pairing the red and white prints evenly.
By alternating the rows starting with red and then white for the next row, it creates a stripe effect.


{16} 10" layer cake squares will yield a 4X4 set of blocks
If you use 1/3 yard of each print you will have an 8 X 10 set of blocks or a 56" X 70" quilt as shown.
I really wanted to have this quilt done for the blog tour.
I haven't been able to sit an sew for about 5 days though!
As soon as I have it pieced I will update the post.




Disclosure: I was not compensated for the blog post or blog tour, nor was I compensated to post about Accuquilt's bundle of joy. I am just happy to share Go! projects with you.

67 comments:

Brigitte said...

thank you for showing how to use the dies. Never worked with a Layer Cake, just with Jellies. Greetings from Germany

Beth said...

Your Peppermint Path is so cute!! Thank you for sharing!!!

Jackie said...

Great use of the Drunkard's Path die! Terrific quilt!

Becky said...

Great use of the Drunkard's Path die! Love how switching the color placement created stripes. Looking forward to seeing your finished quilt.

WvHmmngbrd said...

Great way to think outside the box!

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

candy canes, peppermint twists love them. love you version snd the hints about fabric placement on that particular die, love it!

JayTee said...

Great use for a layer cake...can't get much easier than that!! love your fabric choice

Quilthaze said...

I love it! I got the drunkards path die for my birthday but haven't made a quilt with it yet. I'm now inspired and will have to go and buy a layer cake!!

free indeed said...

Love your idea with the drunkards path. I have always wanted to make a pink/cream one since I saw one years ago somewhere. I'm intimidated by curves however, so haven't begun that project. How many layers of fabric can these cutters go through? I haven't really had that question answered by this hop yet....just wondering if it can only do a single layer at atime accurately...

Karen said...

Gorgeous! I can tell you're enjoying the "Go" cutter! The reds and whites look great used in this fashion!

Karen

Dawn said...

Nice idea! I love red and white and this quilt is so festive :)

Nanbon44 said...

peppermint path is great, wish I had the confidence to try it.

QuilterMary said...

Drunkard's Path was not one of my favorite blocks ... until now. You did a great job!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

The holiday fabric is just great for this pattern. I remember seeing a layer cake for the holidays....oooohhhhh now I just have to remember where...LOL.

Thanks for the post.

Smiles,
Kelly

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I've never used a layer cake before. Thanks for sharing and can't wait to see it finished.

quilter000 said...

Hi Sister Vickie and love your Peppermint Path!!! That fabric is great!
Patty

WoolenSails said...

This is a great pattern for layer cakes.
With the cutter and precut pieces, it would be great to make a quick quilt.

Debbie

PaTcHwOrK jEnN said...

What a fun idea for drunkards path. Love the color choices.

PunkiePie said...

I love it. Reminds me of a candy cane.

Winona said...

This is such a cute quilt. Thank you for sharing how to do this. Winona

deserae said...

Love the peppermint path! It is turning out really nice!

stampmeup said...

Cool quilt! I like the bright contrasts!

QuiltSue said...

Oooh, you've used my favourite range of fabrics, together with the die I really want above all others.

Lee said...

Thank you for the review and demonstration. I have never used the layer cakes either.
The pepermint path is adorable!

Millie said...

What a cute Peppermint quilt. You will get it done before the tour...you GO girl!

Texana said...

What a cute quilt...I am just beginning to explore those layer cakes, jelly rolls, etc. Thanks for showing us an innovative way to use them!

Garilyn said...

I like the red and white. Thanks for showing us how it works. I've never sewn curves...I find them scary! This sure makes them look less daunting.

Debi said...

I love this fabric line, and will have to get this die myself.

Kathy said...

Great selection of fabrics to do the Drunkard's Pathy die with. You make it look easy!

sewmeow said...

Love your Peppermit Path design, and Drunkard's Path is one of my favorite blocks. Great job. Thanks.

Sherri said...

such a great quilt Vickie...think I need the drunkard's path die!

Weatherbee ;) said...

This is beautiful. I love the design! :)

kensjewl said...

love the red material, thank you for the post.

Quilt Hollow said...

Very nice Vicki!!

Tracy said...

Drunkard's Path is one of my favorite blocks - there are so many things you can do with it! Love the stripe layout - and "Peppermint Path" is a clever and perfect name!!

teachpany said...

Great project! Great idea to show that layer cakes work with the Go! dies! Love the Drunkard's Path, too. Can't wait to see it done. Thanks.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Your Peppermint Path quilt is adorable. It would look great as a Valentine's table runner too.

Rita said...

I enjoyed your post. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Angie said...

I love those fabrics!! I find the Drunkard's Path a challenge but I love the block.

Janette said...

I am so happy that you are a part of the Blog Tour! I love your fabric and how you lined them up to make rows!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Love your quilt design! It looks wavy at a glance! The reds and whites are very festive too!

MGM

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Very cute! Love the way you used the die.

Joanna said...

You made great use out of that beautiful fabric. I love the Peppermint Path name too.

bairdmtn said...

That quilt is beautiful! I can't wait to see your finished quilt-my favorite colors! i am really going to have to consider getting a "Go"!

Anna @ Fresh Dew Drops said...

OK, it's not even October yet and you have me craving candy canes :) Very festive. Love it!

emmy said...

Best version of the Drunkard's Path I've ever seen. The stripe effect is stunning. Thank you for the pattern and how to use that die.

autumnesf said...

I really love the name of the quilt with your choice of fabrics.

Lovie said...

Love your colors. I just bought the small DP, have not yet played with my new die. Guess it just got moved up my list.

scottylover said...

I love drunkard's path blocks. You can do so much with them and all the blocks look so different!
Your quilt is gorgeous!
Sandy A

SheilaC said...

Thanks for the great demonstration! Can't wait to see it completed.

SheilaC

Carol in E TN said...

I think I NEED this die! Love your quilt.

Marcia said...

Thank you for the article on your Peppermint Path using the drunkard's path die. Looks like the GO! helps simplify the cutting dramatically. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

SewCalGal said...

Vicki, I'm tasting peppermint now. I love, love, love your quilt. I always love red & white quilts, but I love yours even more. I know I'm going to make one soon. Inspirational.

Too funny, as in my speed reading I initially thought your reference to "{16} 10" layer cake squares" was that you used 16 layer cakes. I've not made many things with layer cakes and I initially read this that it took "16" layer cakes. Definitely gave me do a 2nd take. LOL.

Thanks for sharing & inspiring. Absolutely beautiful.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

corinne said...

Do not have a GO but love your ideas

fabricartist21 said...

I just love this quilt with the drunkards path block. I do have a Go and love it so much!!
fabricartist21

fabricartist2005@yahoo.com

marilyn said...

I really like this quilt because it is RED, my favorite color :) Never sewn curved seams. Have to put this on my to do list one day.
thanks for the tutorial.

MoeWest said...

That's a nice twist on using the Drunkard's Path die.

Rafael's Mum said...

Really like how you have done this quilt. Love the colours and a totally different view of drunkards path.

KaHolly said...

Sewing all those curves would frighten me, but look at the lovely you have made!

Thimbleanna said...

Very cute quilt Vickie -- I love your fabric choices!

RagamuffinQuilts said...

Great quilt, thanks for sharing!

Nancy said...

I adore your quilt! Can you send it to me? LOL!

Nancy Sue said...

Great quilt! And it looks easy peasy with the Go! Thank you for participating in the blog tour!
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

Encarna said...

Muy bonito,me gusta mucho.
Besos

Deb said...

It really does remind me of Peppermint candies! So cute!

Mame Johnston said...

Love all of your ideas, Vickie! I am still trying to find the Simple Abundance article to get the instructions for that beautiful table runner. Great job on the Peppermint Path, too. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

deborah said...

Love the Peppermint Path, and thanks for the tutorial on the drunkard's path die!