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this wallhanging to keep from freezing in our former home! Directly
the chair where I prefered to do my hand quilting, there was a vent for
the evaporative cooler. That was nice in the summer, but in the winter
the cold winds came through the vent with a vengeance. This piece
the vent in the winter so that the room stayed warm and I stayed
This Drunkard's Path variation was machine pieced and hand quilted and
is only 28 1/2" x 17 1/2".
This Drunkard's Path was made in a class with Lyn Mann at Quilt Camp in the Pines in 1999. Actually, that's when I started the top, finishing it later that summer. However, I didn't get around to machine quilting it until November, 2000! Now I use it as a decorative tablecloth on my dining room table. It really brightens up the room! This quilt also took third place in its category in our local show in 2001. Below you can see the quilt on the table and as a whole. It measures 46" square.
It had been a very long time since I'd
done a Drunkard's Path quilt, but I do like the curves in this pattern.
When I saw a new technique
of doing them online (courtesy of my sister!), I couldn't resist. I dug
out some beautiful batiks I'd inherited from a local quilter who had
passed away and used them to make Cecilia's Circles. I named the quilt
after the quilter who'd given me the fabrics. This was entirely machine
pieced and machine quilted. For the quilting, I used a variegated
purple/raspberry thread, drawing the curve of the spine of each feather
onto the block and then doing the feathers themselves freehand. I
didn't think this particular quilt needed a border; I didn't like the
idea of the circles and partial circles being "contained" by any border.
The next two photos show a close-up of the quilting from the front and from the back of the quilt: