Peeking in to say "hello!" Thank you all for your well-wishes re: the wee. We're all settling in pretty smoothly, and I'm feeling great. My days are spent nursing and reading. Finn now refers to his favorite books by title (or most of the title - for example, Eric Carle's The Very Quiet Cricket is simply The Cricket), and he brings me books to read to him while I feed the wee. (Myself? I'm reading The Night Circus and enjoying it immensely.) Our sofa has turned into a nest full of baby toys, blankies, board books and sippy cups, a couple of wee sweaters I'm knitting and my Kindle floating around in there also.
So folks have been asking for a pattern for the Modern Drunkard's Path quilt. I wrote up a pattern for a smaller version (crib sized) for the class I taught at gather here. I just need to tidy up a few things on there before I release it for sale. Or maybe it'll be a free pattern. I haven't decided yet. I went balls out on it with very detailed diagrams and such. BUT.... If you absolutely, positively *must* make one for yourself right this very moment, it's pretty easy. Just draw a quarter circle template, cut, and sew. Alternatively, there are a ton of quilting sites that offer templates for a drunkard's path block and tutorials on how to sew them. As for the palette, I used 24 colors sorted in groups of 4 in the 6 following families: reds, oranges, blues, greens, warm purples, cool violets. I think gather here still has a couple of the bundles that I put together for them available for sale - one in a rainbow of prints, another exclusively solids. You can also play around with color and make a monochromatic one like this beauty that Abby made or make a totally scrappy version. It's up to you. I plan to have more info soon. Right now, though, I'm just kinda taking this all in: