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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Drunkards Path

Bright Autumn colors used in this Drunkards Path pattern.  Bright oranges, reds, greens, yellows, golds, browns all the colors of fall.   I love the fall season, the colors the smells, the cool crisp days.  Always sad when all the leaves have dropped, but enjoy the colors while they last.

 Quilt size is 63x76 and fits regular size bed as a top. First photo is actually on my queen size bed, or can be used as a lap quilt cuddle up on chilly winter nights.  The backing is a wild floral, with, again, colors of fall.  I used a large meandering stitch.

I do the Drunkards Path different than most people.

Most people use a template to cut the half circles etc.  I simply applique a circle to a square and then cut into fourths.  I personally like the appliqued circle with a zig zag stitch.  This adds to the pattern and defines each piece.  It takes me hours to arrange on my quilt board the pattern.  I am very fussy placing each piece next to the other to arrange a pleasing color combination.

Again, you need to imagine these photos brighter and more vibrant.  I've decided it's not the camera, it's the lighting in my house.


Joan J said...

I realize you posted this a few weeks ago, but this is my first time visiting your blog. I don't normally care for the Drunkard's Path pattern, but absolutely LOVE your quilt! Great colors, love the zig zag stitches and the border. Can I ask what size squares and circles you started with? I may just have to try this one out! Thanks for sharing.

Quilting By Jeannie said...

Joan, I used a 6 1/2" square and made a template circle of 5 3/4". The hardest part is centering this circle onto the square, but after doing a few times it gets easier. Good luck and hope you enjoy making this quilt as much as I do. By the way all squares were done with scraps, only had to purchase border materials and of course backing.