I can’t believe I am finally finished with this quilt, and in time to link it up with others. I made this quilt as part of Kate from Needle and Spatula, and Kristie from OCD, Drunkards Path Quilt-A-Long. I think I am going to call this quilt The Happy Drunk.
I don’t normally join QAL’s because with 3 kids my time is limited and I never can seem to finish them in the allotted time, but this one spoke to me. It looked like a great skill builder with the curved piecing. I followed Needle and Spatulas great directions and the blocks came together effortlessly. Thankfully, because I was a bit nervous about this one. Curves are definitely outside of my comfort zone.
For the quilting I echoed the rows inside and out, with a variegated rainbow tread. This to was outside my comfort zone. Normally, I would have just used a white thread and called it a day.
Once I decided to use the variegated rainbow thread I knew I had to back this quilt in white, to get the full effect. I also added some improv pieced blocks to the back, that I made using the leftover scraps. I think I like the way the back came out just as much as the front.
Fabrics: Kona White, Micheal Miller, Robert Kaufman, Heidi Grace and various other scraps I have collected the years.
Finished Quilt Measurements: 60" x 75"
Block and Piecing: Drunkards Path block, in a Scalloped layout
Quilting: Free Motion Quilting, echoing the rows inside and out, with some straight line quilting around the edge, using a variegated rainbow thread made by Superior.
Be sure to check out the other great Drunkards Path Quilts over at Needle and Spatula.