Well, I finally finished the lilac quilt for Joan. The last drunkard’s path blocks for some time. Now I need to do some straight sewing and quilting! I have worked on this quilt for some time and now it is ready for delivery. Each block was quilted separately with the walking foot. I have joined the blocks together with golden strips on the front and with red ones on the back. The binding is also golden.
Quilt size : 84″ x 84″ / 213 x 213 cm
Block size : 28″ x 28″ / 71 x 71 cm
And here some impressions from my early morning dog walks :
Last weekend we went to Balneario de Archena near the town of Murcia to enjoy a few days in a spa. The hotel is situated in wonderful Valle de Ricote on the river Segura :
Thanks for stopping, have nice weekend and happy quilting, Barbora
At long last I have pieced a Drunkard’s Path block. In the past I had a mental block to sew curved pieces. I have tried it and the results were not good, I have left it in the corner for later. But when ordered the Dresden Plate ruler at Creative Grids, I also got a Drunkard’s Path ruler. A large one, the finished block is 14″ square. I thought the larger, the easier to piece. I had a small bundle of 4 fat eights that I bought many years ago (in them days my fabric and color choice was very different to today) and I used them for practice. I have used all the 4 pieces of fabric for the 2 Drunkard’s Path blocks. The cutting was easy (just needed to hold the ruler tight) and decide on the color layout. To my surprise, the piecing went great – I sewed everything without using pins. Just sewing slowly and concentrating on what I am doing. I shall leave one block as a sample and the other one I have quilted with the walking foot. So, here my first two Drunkard’s Path blocks – from the front :
and from the back :
and quilted from the front :
and quilted from the back :
I can only say : do not be afraid of curves and try out this classical block! It is a lot of fun and this block has many different quilt layout possibilities.
As I am on holidays, I have more time to do my crafts. I have also finished a Christmas Wreath wall hanging that I found last year in one of the Spanish patchwork magazines. I only need to get some beads and small bells to sew on as decoration elements. I have added a hanging sleeve on the back.
Our cat enjoys the hot summer : Mickey having a small nap at siesta time :
njoy your weekend, I am off to the pool and shall have a small nap too, Barbora