Friday, 25 November 2011

Drunkard's Path Quilt

Ok, it's done.

I'm not sure the hand-quilting shows up too well in this image but it's basically a circle that got bigger and bigger and bigger, placed slightly off centre.

I am from the Winging It School Of Hand Quilting so I didn't mark anything; just eyeballed it as I went. Completely inspired by this and this; both of which I think are fab.

Back is just one piece of fabric (Anna Marie Horner) which, on reflection, was possibly too busy as you can hardly see any of the quilting at all.


But that's fine because I still like the effect of the backing fabric with the black and white spotty dotty fabric I used for the binding.


And it's hopefully going to get well used as it will shortly be on its way to a Little Island baby due any day now.

I completed this quilt as part of the Drunkard's Path Quiltalong on Flickr hosted by Kristie and Kate, the latter of whom has a rather scrummy recipe for pumpkin muffins on her blog at the moment.
Looking at all the other variations, it has whetted my appetite to try another DP quilt but perhaps mixing in some solids this time.

Yet more quilt ideas to add to my Bucket List.


Linking up to Amanda Jean's Finish It Up Friday.

44 comments:

  1. Ooooh I love this. I've always been a big fan of drunkards path quilts. I'm just a bit scared of piecing circles!

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  2. VERY beautiful! What a lucky baby to get such a heirloom. Love the colors and the quilting!

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  3. Looks fab - love the binding!

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  4. Looks amazing! I love the hand quilting you did.

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  5. It's just fantastic! I've been looking forward to seeing this finished. I LOVE your quilting!

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  6. Hé harde werker! It's beautiful, absolutely marvellous.
    And I love the quilting.
    And all by hand? Well done you!

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  7. I absolutely love it - your hand quilting is incredible. I went to the Wing It School of Hand-Quilting too - perhaps you know....

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  8. Love, love, love. It just works on all levels, colour, design and quilting. Lucky Island baby!

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  9. I love the subtle-ness of the the design and quilting. Beautiful!

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  10. wow! Love it Alison! Love your circular quilting - much easier to just start and keep going - may try this next time I hand quilt (I am definitely from your 'school of not marking' hand quilting. And love your dotty binding too!

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  11. I love this and can see the hand quilting. I love that you didn't mark it and just eyeballed it. I sure the new arrival will love it.

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  12. It's gorgeous. I love the colours and the quilting which is perfect for the quilt pattern.

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  13. the hand quilted circles are awesome. Love it. Suits the drunkard's path design perfectly.

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  14. Gosh I wish I lived in Little Island. I think I'd have a baby specially!! I love this quilt, it made me gasp when I saw it. I like everything about it, the colour, and the quilting oh and the backing. Love Love Love.

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  15. That is gorgeous. I love the colours in it. Just beauiful.

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  16. I love it!! It is wonderful!! And the quilting suits it to perfection.

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  17. Love everything about this quilt!! I'm doing the DPQAL as well, but I'm just starting to piece the back. Guess I'd better get busy! Congrats on a great finish.

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  18. Just wonderful! Have you seen Ann Stewart's work on Flickr? She does wonderful hand quilting, often in circles.

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  19. I love this quilt. The colors are fun and the quilting is fabulous! I have yet to hand quilt a whole quilt. Nice finish.

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  20. It's gorgeous! I love the fabrics you have used! Anl the quilting... fantastic!
    Besos
    Elena

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  21. This really turned out fantastic. Love the quilting! I think you have added a full print scrappy version of DP to MY bucket list!

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  22. This is just wonderful! I especially love the quilting.

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  23. You quilt is fantastic! A question regarding your hand quilting: is it a spiral or is it individual circles? I'd love to try this quilting pattern, it's perfect on this quilt.

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  24. What a fabulous quilt! You have done an amazing job on the quilting! This will treasured by the recipient, I'm sure!

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  25. Beautiful! I love the vivid colors! I recently learned how to make Drunkard's Path blocks and had a great time with them ... Nice work!

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  26. Wow, It´s beautiful. I love the colors and the circles.

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  27. Again in awe at your hand quilting - it shows up beautifully and makes the whole quilt look as if it is spinning.

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  28. It is beautiful! Handquilting and giving it away.
    o my.

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  29. Where shall I start? I am in love with your fabrics and colours, the binding is really a finishing touch and yes, the hand quilting fun and good to see (at the front, that is). Well done and thanks for visiting my blog...

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  30. Love the quilt, the colors and I have never thought to just "wing" the quilting, something I will have to try.

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  31. That is amazing! Love the fabrics and the quilting.

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  32. I love it! Over the last week or so I've been thinking a lot about making my own version but I need a new project like I need a hole in my head! It's amazing though...I really want to make one!

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  33. Fabulous! I will have to add this variation to my list of quilts to make one day.

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  34. I am SO inspired by this beauty! I love love your quilting (which I CAN see nicely in your photo, don't worry!) but what truly caught my attention is your fabulous choice of bright scrappy fabrics. LOVE LOVE.

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  35. I love this quilt! Awesome colours and the quilting is wonderful!

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  36. This is so gorgeous! Love the quilting.

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  37. Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! :)

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  38. It's gorgeous! I can't believe you hand quilted that so quickly -- great job! :)

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  39. Hi! Your quilt is fantastic and the quilting is really good!

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  40. Great quilt!!! I too 'hand quilted' concentric circles on one of my quilts back in 2009. I have been seeing a lot quilted with the circles since I finished mine.....mostly machine quilted though!

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