Friday, November 30, 2012

Drunkard's Path

I don't think I've ever shared this quilt with you before.  When Grace was getting ready to go into a bed before her second birthday, I decided she needed a quilt.  Being a relatively new quilter,  no one had ever told me that a Drunkard's Path quilt is not a beginner's pattern.  

I forged ahead and cut out all of the pieces by hand, using a mylar template that I had bought at JoAnn Fabrics.  I carefully pinned according to the instructions, then machine sewed the curves. I loved the purples I used in this quilt and often wondered if this quilt is why Grace's favorite color is purple!

I started out hand quilting it, but switched to machine so I could get it done before she turned 20.  There are some hearts hand quilted in the light areas, but all of the purple was done by machine.

I pulled the quilt out to bring with us when she was sick and we picked her up.  I thought it would be nice for her to cuddle in during the ride home from college.  As long as it was out and washed, I thought I'd share.

I love this quilt!


Kathie said...

I bet it has special meaning to her too. I agree not a quilt for a beginner you did a great job!

Maggie said...

Great job! that's funny, you are the second person I know who dove right in and made a drunkards path.

Vicky said...

What a lovely quilt! I'll bet she felt better when she cuddled in it!

Thimbleanna said...

What a beautiful quilt! Sometimes, the best way to learn is to jump in with both feet and not listen to whether someone thinks something is too hard. Doing a drunkard's path as a beginner obviously worked!

Meredith said...

I love purple. What a good mom.