Heidi Pridemore is partner and lead designer of The Whimsical Workshop based in Chandler Arizona. She has been designing for the craft industry since 1995. She has designed hundreds of quilt patterns, written five books, designed fabric for Blank Quilting and Fabri-Quilt. Her patterns are published in many popular quilting magazines such as McCalls Quick Quilts, Quiltmaker, Quilt and The Quilter. See her designs at www.TheWhimsicalWorkshop.com.
Designed by Heidi
Pridemore for Henry Glass Studios
Here at The Whimsical
Workshop Studios, we design 100’s of patterns a year for a large number of
clients. Every once in a while one design will stand out as a favorite for me.
This is the case with the Modern Melody Basics quilt we designed as a FREE
pattern download for Henry Glass Fabrics.
When I was sent the fabric collection to work with I thought about doing a
Drunkard’s Path design and immediately planned on using myGO!
Drunkard's Path-7" Finished Die (55034) if we ever needed to make the quilt.
As it turned out this was
one of the quilt designs that was selected to be made into a quilt for Quilt
Market (wholesale quilt show). I followed our directions for the quilt to make
the strip sets and then broke out my GO! Electric Cutter and Drunkards Path Die
to cut the curved and background pieces.
Once everything was cut.
I sat down to pin each arch to a background piece. I recommend a comfy chair
and a good movie while doing this step! The die cut shapes have a lovely notch
on each piece of the block to make aligning the pieces a breeze. You can pin as
much or as little as you need. Once everything was pinned, I sat down at the
machine and zipped these through.
Once I had everything
sewn, I pressed the blocks. I did not need to clip the curves, they just press
down flat. I choose to square up each block to measure 6 ½” square by only
trimming the white sides. I have to say this is the best way to make Drunkard
Path blocks and with my die cutting system it made this quilt a breeze to make.
Here are a few photos of
the quilt along with close ups of the amazing quilting done by Monica Croom.
Here is an image of the back of the quilt to really see the details.
Make sure to visit my
blog each month where I will share with you some tips and tricks on cutting and
assembling of the project of the month along with posting the free pattern on
our website The Whimsical Workshop You
can also see our pattern and post at www.accuquilt.com