I'm usually working on one quilt or another in the studio and the quilt in progress now is a red & white Drunkard's Path. This design is a variation of Robbing Peter to Pay Paul and is very lively when made in two contrasting colors. Although this pattern has a reputation of being difficult to piece because of the curved seams, if you are careful about clipping seams and sew slowly, the squares are completed very quickly. The quilt is shown at left on my design board before the blocks are sewn together.
My variation is based on a vintage quilt featured in a book on quilts of Illinois. Sadly, I didn't write down anything about the book - all I have is a sketch. I regret that now. I used a variety of red, brown, gold and pink silks and off-white linens. Nearly all the silks required backing with cotton batiste (as I've shown in previous posts).
Usually, I quilt red & white quilts with pink thread, but I decided to use a pale gold to match the gold satin used in a few of the blocks. It was a nice change and gives the quilt a subtle glow. I will post some images when the quilt is finished.