A Rose By Any Other Name...

Everyone is calling it the "Modern Drunkard's Path" and writing new tutorials like it's significantly different from the original. It's still just a quarter circle set in a square. Kinda like Melania's speech - different from Michelle's, but only by a couple inches:  

In the case of the Drunkard's Path, however, I have to say I prefer the new version. it allows for joining half circles in a way that continues the curve,  and I love continuous curves in quilts - I made some paper versions and played and played and played.

I'd originally gotten the idea of working with quarter circles from this set of kids blocks I came across:

Naef "Ornabo" blocks

Naef "Ornabo" blocks

 In fact I tried about 50 ripoffs of this specific block configuration before deciding those Naef designers already achieved perfection and I was just going to have to pull a Melania. 

They came together so quickly and that stairway wall was so big that I decided to make three.  I liked how the shades of red and beige on the Naef blocks differed depending on how the wood took the stain, and mixed shot cottons with Konas to get that same textured effect. Yes, I was actually going for that bright:

Marigold...

Marigold...

Larkspur...

Larkspur...

Fuschia

Fuschia

I love how these guys came out, but I didn't want to quilt them and mess up the simple lines, so I used canvas stretcher bars for fabric frames. Each one is 35" x 35" and while I played with facing and a backing fabric, I really didn't like what that did aesthetically, so I gave up on stabilizing and just stapled away.

And finally, all together now:

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I loved this project. Very satisfied to see them hung!