Sunday, January 25, 2015

Strip Quilting Drunkards Path


I just can't "seam" to get away from using up every scrap of fabric I come across. My inspiration was a tub of  strings that I had, and an search online for Drunkard Path designs.


It was really very simple, I just constructed pieces out of various size strips, large enough to cut out the shape I needed with my Strips and Curves acrylic templates. I kept building my fabric base as I was cutting out the pieces. That way even the smallest was usable.



It's said, that quilting makes the quilt.

That proved to be the case here.
This is a pantograph done by Deb Geissler (www.debrageissler.com) and is called Juvenile Jungle-Monkey, Hippo, Tiger and Zebra.
Deb designs fabulous designs, but she is really geared towards those with electronic long arms. As for me, I am the old fashioned paper panto quilter, and yes this was quite the challenge, but one that was well worth the blood, sweat and tears when it was done!  :-)  Really it wasn't all that bad, I guess, I survived it! 
LOL!!



I do have to say, I love looking at it and all that glorious quilting. Who knew when I bought that jumbo cone of wild orange thread, that I would ever really find a use for it!  It was one of the first cones I bought after I got my longarm. It was on sale for a great price. Bet you can't guess why!!! 



Hope your inspired to dig out those scraps and turn them into treasures!



10 comments:

  1. I have seen the strips used in the Drunkard's Path blocks but not on the outer piece like you did. Very interesting.

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  2. Wow. That orange thread really pops and shows off your design.

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  3. love how this turned out. the strips are wonderful. The quilting is terrific. I like that thread.

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  4. LOVELY! funny I was JUST thinking about my GO drunkards path die and that I wanted something strippy and scrappy like this, now I need my thinking cap on again...

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  5. This is an amazing way to use up scraps. The quilt looks great. And I love the quilting and the thread!!

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  6. this s gorgeous, thanks for the inspiration and for sharing.

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  7. Beautiful quilt Joan and it combines 2 of my favorites....strings and the Drunkard's Path block! That little monkey is a cute quilting design and is your thread variegated orange?

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  8. Good for you. That block isn't one that is my friend but I'm glad it is yours.

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  9. What a gorgeous and fun quilt. I'm like you and have to use all the bits of fabric too.

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