Modern with a Twist Block

Have you seen the quarterly e-zine Modern by the Yard?  It's a great magazine from Benartex fabric featuring free quilting projects made with Benartex fabrics.

This current issue's Modern with a Twist section focuses on making a modern drunkard's path block.  When Benartex asked me to contribute to this of course I jumped at the opportunity.

Orchard Path Block

I was instantly drawn to the calming color palette Kelsey Williams chose for her Coastal Orchard fabric line and how the navy was a great foundation for the soft taupe, peach, green and grey as well as a perfect contrast to the more energetic yellow and orange in the line.

I used two different sized Drunkard's Path units in a four patch style block to create depth and movement. The block can be rotated to form secondary patterns and the illusion of a much more complicated construction process. This easy to make block paired with the fresh and clean palette of Coastal Orchard gives a timeless classic a modern makeover.

Orchard Path Quilt

There are many ways to layout this block but I chose a more traditional layout to show how the simplest of changes can add depth and movement.  I love the illusion of complexity in this design when it boils down to two small log cabins and two different sized drunkard's path in a four patch.

I hope you take a moment to check out the latest issue of Modern by the Yard.  The cover also features Christa Watson's fabric line, Fandangle!

Fandangle Fat Quarter Bundle
I can't help but smile when looking at all the bright and fun Fandangle prints.  Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the giveaway!! 

"He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ." Col 1:28