Wednesday, 5 August 2015

drunkard's path {a finished quilt}

Well, sadly no news about my other sewing machine yet! I am keen to get back to sewing a few more of these daisies but won't risk changing machines mid flight!
There's still plenty to be getting on with here in the sewing room though, using my faithful old Bernina. And I do have a finished quilt to share today... I just love how this turned out! Thank you so much for all the earlier comments about my Drunkard's Path quilt, I enjoyed reading them!

This quilt is all about the scrappy fabrics, and it's a real jumble of fabrics that's for sure... some old, some new, some pretty, and some not so pretty! I only used each fabric once, and kept the quilting minimal but functional, lots of simple straight lines running edge to edge, up & down.

I opted for a brown floral backing... not my usual choice, I usually go for blue! But it's perfect for this really as I wanted to keep it all feeling 'warm' and, more to the point, I had just purchased a large amount quite cheaply at the latest Auckland Guild meeting! The two tone orange-y brown binding brings bit of restful calmness, makes all those warmer tones 'pop' and also helps blend the front with the back too I think.

See here for more quilt details and here for the drunkards path tutorial that I used.

And, what's up next? As you know, I'm always on the lookout for ways to use up my stash and when I stumbled across a delightfully scrappy quilt here, I was 'in love.' I contacted Stephanie re the pattern, turns out it isn't available just yet. 
Well, sometimes you just gotta play, so I searched around and found something similar here, a simple basket quilt block. I played with the pattern a bit, altered it, downsized it, and ended up with a few cute little scrappy 7" blocks like this one... 

... perfect for another scrappy project sometime, don't you think?

Linking up with 'oh scrap' here
and with Lee here for WiP Wednesday
and with tgiff over here this week at quokkaquilts 


  1. Your quilt looks great. That quilt of Stephanie's I have had pinned for a while too - love the scrappiness of it.

    1. Thank you Julie! I do love peeking into other blogs, getting lost for an hour, and accidentally coming across some wonderful inspirational quilts! L

  2. Love your drunkards path quilt Linda. I want one ! :)

  3. My heart missed a beat when I saw that KF pansy fabric ... I still have a bit left, but I am reluctant to use it.
    Your quilt is beautiful, it has a vintage feel to it, very cute!!

  4. Your drunkards path quilt is so pretty! Scrap Quilts really are the best! Thanks for sharing yours with Oh Scrap!

  5. Love your drunkards path so much! The mix of fabrics is genius with a great mix of values in amongst all the scrappiness!

  6. Congrats on the finish. I read somewhere that very often scrap quilts turn out to be our very favorites.

  7. What a great finish - lovely Drunkards Path quilt!

  8. This is a beautiful finish :)

  9. So beautiful! Love the scrappiness, so amazing that it's all different prints!

  10. This is such a lovely scrap quilt. The fabrics work so well together.

  11. It's like a beautiful orchestration, the way you've used all the different fabrics. Beautiful!

  12. Getting lost in Blog land is such fun, isn't it? There are so many ideas out there! I love your orangey/brown binding. I always find reds/oranges make a great binding colour for scrappy quilts. Somehow brings together all the different colours and 'contains' the different fabrics,bringing the quilt together into a completed whole.

  13. Love this quilt. Yes the backing is perfect for it - all warm and cozy.

    I do that too - trying to figure out a pattern if it isn't available. ;)


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