Sunday, March 18, 2012

drunkard's path quilt - finished!

Whew. This one took a while. Feels good to finish something for a change. The guilt from all my never-ending projects was beginning to get to me!

I started it back in November for the Drunkard's Path QAL, totally amped. The finished quilt link up was open for a week at the beginning of December and I completed missed the deadline. Whoops.

I used Kona charcoal along with fat quarter bundles from JoAnn's (the florals) and Walmart (the dots/stripes). The backing is from a 100% cotton flat sheet I found at a thrift store for a couple bucks. I free-handed the quilting on a long arm machine I miraculously have access to. 2 1/4in strips cut from the leftovers were pieced together for a scrappy binding, which I stitched down by hand.

I wrote about my first go at dunkard's path blocks in this post, where I offered up some tips I thought might be helpful for anyone trying this block for the first time. Just in case you're a complete noob like me and would like to skip the "discovery" stage and get right to rocking socks off.

I'll be linking up with Megan's {sew} Modern Monday and Jenna's Manic Monday:D

18 comments:

  1. This is a great quilt! I've only ever made one of these blocks but your design inspires me to try it again!

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  2. It looks awesome! The colors rock and I'm in love with the different fabrics for the binding!

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  3. gorgeous colours love the scrappy binding too x

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  4. Looks really great! I've only done a couple of drunkard's path blocks and they kicked my butt! Turned out okay, but I found it really tricky, so I admire your project a lot because I know the effort it takes! The binding is really fun too. :)

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  5. So pretty! Congrats on the finish! I'm ready to finish something too! I like kitty in the first picture, how sweet!

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  6. Your quilt is wonderful! I haven't tried drunkard's path, but you might have just tempted me to try it. The pink works really well with Kona charcoal and that scrappy border is great!

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  7. Krista this is GORGEOUS! Love the pattern and the red/white/grey works so well :)

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  8. Better late than never, and well worth the wait!! Love the layout and the fabric is spectacular.

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  9. Love the layout. Drunkard's Path blocks are another one I want to try...eventually. This quilt looks fantastic.

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  10. Very sweet quilt & I love your binding!

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  11. Oooooo I love it!! I love the colours too. May it keep you warm and cozy for many years to come. Unless you give it away that is. Great work, and the quilting turned out awesome!

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  12. Love this layout for Drunkards Path!

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  13. I love, love, love pink and gray! I know everyone is hot for yellow and gray right now, which I like but don't love~ Nice quilt!~

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  14. This looks so cool! I made one of these that is waiting to be bound and I love what you did with yours! The solid grey is so great with the pink and I love the pattern you chose for your squares. Lots of work but I kindof want to make another one and pattern it like you did!

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  15. I think I lost the last comment so I will say it again. Oh my you chose a gorgeous setting for those blocks!! Beautiful!

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  16. So pretty! There's something sort of Ohio Star-ish about the setting (at least in the little thumbnail pic I saw in Google Reader). Love the quilting. Curves still elude me, so I'm always impressed when other people do them so well. :)

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