Friday, February 10, 2017

Friday Finish - Drunken Rainbow

 I can't hardly believe I've got another finish! Thank goodness for Sew Ins!
This time it's the offering for my swap partner in the first ever MQG swap. Her favorite fabric lines are Art Gallery and Cotton + Steel and she loves bright and colorful prints and solids.The mosaic that she put on her Instagram showed a lot of rainbow, so I went for it!

Off to the scrap bin to pull some rainbow goodness!  I found quite a few Cotton + Steel and Art Gallery prints. Score! I don't quite know what made me choose Drunkard's Path blocks, but they just felt right.
I used my trusty freezer paper to make templates. So easy!

The last curved pieces that I made were the ones in my session with Violet Craft at Glamp Stitchalot. Look, ma! No pins! 
Speaking of Glamp Stitchalot, the blocks from Glamp have taken my design wall hostage. I need to finish the last few, but I keep getting excited about other things to make! Quilt squirrel! As for the lay-out, I wiggled them around on the design wall until I got something I liked. Drunkard's Path (probably not a very politically correct block name) blocks are versatile like that!
I kept my quilting simple with narrow echoing lines in the negative space. I would have liked to keep the coloured sections unquilted. However, with the curved piecing, they needed to be squished down! Looking at it now, I'm thinking that some FMQ in the coloured sections would have been nice. Oh well!
As I often do, I put hanging corners on all four corners of the quilt. That way, the recipient can hang it any which way they want.
My quilts always seem to like getting out in the snow...
I love this backing fabric... Foxy Owls Rain Basic in White by Timeless Treasures. I bought in a lot of colours. Now I wish I'd bought more!
And since I had pieced every scrap of Star Chart I had to make binding, I had to sneak in a little snippet of Rain Basic into the binding.
Some of those echoes ran into each other a little!
For some reason, these canoes just spoke to me. Maybe they're lonely in the snow and ice. They needed their picture taken!
The Deets  
Title: Drunkard's Rainbow
Size: 19 by 19 inches
Fabrics Used in Top: Lizzy House's Star Chart in White and assorted rainbow scraps
Backing: Lizzy House's Star Chart in White, Foxy Owls Rain Basic in White by Timeless Treasures
Binding: Lizzy House's Star Chart in White (I'm really running low!)
Quilting: Narrow echo quilting in negative space, wider echoes in coloured sections, white thread

Favourite Parts of this Quilt: Playing with curved piecing, digging in the scrap bin

I'm linking up today with TGIFF @ Lisa in Port Hope, as well as Finish Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts. Pop on over and see some more great finishes!



  1. That's so much fun! Congrats on the finish! :)

  2. I really like the layout of the quilt: I probably would have aimed for symmetry (knowing myself), but the asymmetry is really pleasing and fun to look at. I hope your partner is really happy to receive this! :)

  3. Bright and beautiful. Will look great in any sewing room. Great finish!!

  4. If Drunkard's Path is politically incorrect, should we say Alcoholic's Amble? Super fun quilt!

  5. Rainbow is always a good choice! Congrats on your finish and thank you for linking up to TGIFF!

  6. Yeah for curves. Great finish. I put mine in the mail today.

  7. I think that's gorgeous - it's got fabulous curves and I love the colours and the backing

  8. wow !!! beautiful and so lovely work :) i really like your good idea so much.Thank for sharing.



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