“Courtyard Path” Is An Easy-To-Do Twist On A Classic


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Courtyard Path

The drunkard’s path is one of many classic quilts that every savvy quilter has done. It’s simple, it’s foolproof, and it’s beautiful.


My favorite thing to do is taking a classic quilt — like the drunkard’s path — and make it into something new, like this courtyard path!

The courtyard path reminds me of those fountains you’d see in the middle of a huge garden. There’s something tile-like about these blocks. It’s kind of like a mosaic!

If you want to try this courtyard path quilt, you’re in luck! There’s a video tutorial by the one and only Jenny Doan from Missouri Star Quilt Company, so that makes everything super easy.

First thing’s first: if you want to make this quilt yourself, you’ll need to grab your supplies. To make the courtyard path, you will need:

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How It’s Done

If you’ve got a drunkard’s template, then this quilt is done so quickly. You’re practically finished as soon as you get started! Grab your background and your squares and let’s get started.

Cut all of your background fabric into 10″ squares. Then from there, all you’re basically going to do is use your template to cut a circular corner out from all of the squares. 

Then, you’ll mix and match those circular cut outs of background fabric to the colored squares and vice versa. You’ll stitch those up and arrange them like Jenny shows in the video below.

Each arrangement is totally different, but when it’s all together, it’s simply stunning.

Watch Jenny’s video below to get a better idea of how this is done. Good luck!


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