Friday, March 25, 2011

Drunkard's Path Quilt Finished!

This quilt was put on hold for so long but its now finished! Completely quilted and bound! In the end I was so pressed for time I quilted simple parallel lines 1/2" and 1" apart as the final border quilting.
As good as the front looks, I think the back is just gorgeous! Its hard to see in the photo but the triple ring "flowers" just appear out of nowhere in the midst of the hanging diamonds and I just love the look. I'm glad this quilt isn't going anywhere but on our bed.
Here's the quilt folded on a chair. You can see the four different quilting designs I used: the parallel lines, the cable, the hanging diamonds crosshatching and the triple circle free motion design.

You can see my tutorial for using Marti Mitchel's rotary cutting templates for the Drunkard's Path here.
Special thanks to P at The Way I Sew It: seeing all your free motion design experiments inspired me to have a go with the triple ring/circle design and I'm so glad I did. It took a long time and used a ton of thread but oh, it looks so good! I'm definitely starting to love machine quilting.

I'm linking up to Finished for Friday at Lit and Laundry and Sew and Tell at Amylouwho. Hop on over and see all the wonderful finished this week.

22 comments:

Susan said...

Miri, absolutely gorgeous, well done! The quilting adds so much definition to this quilt. Congratulations on a very nice finish.

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

This came out so beautiful. The patience you have girl!

GardenofDaisies said...

It's gorgeous!!! Sometimes using the simplest quilting designs allow the pieced pattern to just shine. And this one does!

P. said...

Wow, wow, wow! It's so beautiful! Your quilting on it is really wonderful. I'm glad you were inspired...and you have inspired me, in turn, to make a quilt like this! Maybe with that emerald green fabric I recently came into. So how big is it overall? Do you think I could get all the colored blocks cut from just under 2 yards?

Patty said...

Gorgeous!

Margaret said...

Miri, it looks great! You really keep busy!
Margaret

karenfae said...

I love it - it turned out really well!
Karen

Sandi (Meme) said...

That's gorgeous! A lot of work though, I know. Thanks for sharing! Sandi

allyn said...

gorgeous. i love the monochromatic quilts. the quilting is also stunning. congrats on your finish. isn't it gratifying?

Heather said...

This quilt looks so fresh and spring like. Thanks for sharing it.

Muddling Through said...

oh, wow! This quilt is so beautiful! I don't blame you a bit. I don't think I could let it go either. You've done a masterful job.

Threeundertwo said...

That's beautiful! What a great quilting job. Now I want to do a drunkard's path. Thanks for linking up.

Allie said...

That is just jaw-dropping gorgeous - the quilting is sheer perfection! SO glad you are keeping it!

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

Wow, that quilting job is AMAZING!! The color is so bright and cheerful, what a great quilt!

Jessica said...

Very nice! I love how you used simple colors with the more complex block design.

Laura said...

You did an amazing job on the quilting. It is beautiful! And definitely the perfect quilt for Spring!

Riel Nason said...

The quilting is just gorgeous and the fact that the quilt is so bright and cheery with yellow makes it even better!!

Carrie P. said...

I love that quilt. Simply stunning. All of it.

Kim said...

WOW! Stunning! That is a beautiful beautiful quilt!!!!!

Kristen said...

Beautiful two color quilt! The quilting is fabulous!!

Leslie said...

this is really beautiful. it reminds me of the hawaiian quilts.

Roslyn said...

Lovely Miri & love plain white backs they show up all the quilting & become whole cloths in their own right.