Cool Drunkard's Path shortcut
A friend has a beautiful Drunkard's Path summer quilt on her bed. She is an award-winning quilter so I assumed she had put in long, tedious hours of sewing perfect curves.
She laughed when I suggested it, letting me in on her secret. Here are the directions she sent me from an old copy of Quilter's Newsletter.
I was able to make a 48" square in one afternoon using 11.5" background squares. I used an 8.5" dessert plate as the circle template. I found that sewing the binding down prior to cutting the block into quarters sped up the process. I also avoided seams in the bias strips by starting/stopping at the quarter cut spot.