So named in answer to this May quilting challenge and in deference to Mother Nature during this pandemic. I found myself comforted and in awe of the season that came anyway springing crocuses, daffodils, peonies, and soon roses in its
Made up of two mirror-image drunkards path blocks, this 10” x 19.5” mini quilt sports a cheery rainbow inspired directly by the rainbow order of the bundle of challenge fabrics. This was a fun project to dream up and create
I took the basic drunkard’s path and mirrored it. That gave me a orange peel shape. I cut that orange peel in half. Then I went into the negative space around the orange peel and chopped that up, too. I
My first modern wonky drunkard’s path quilt, I had fun making it as wonky as possible! However my machine gave up on me during the challenge and I had to use an old machine for quilting which ruined the quilt.
7″ Drunkard’s Path blocks with fused roosters. Quilted by me, which is highly unusual. There’s no rhyme or reason to the color placement, which was very liberating. The roosters are because I can’t help but add a bit of appliqué
Shapes escape from the traditional path to create a radiating color burst. The quilting emphasizes the design with thread color changes and contrast. I think we have all wanted to escape these past few months. So fun and bright and
This is my challenge quilt. I made small improv drunkards path blocks then assembled them with narrow strips to form little X’s. The blocks are quite small and finish at 3″×3″. It is fun to try to work small. The
From the fat eight bundle of PB&J fabrics, I chose the most saturated colors to distribute across a large amount of white negative space for contrast. To add some texture and movement, I hand-stitched chunky black thread throughout the composition.
The wall hanging is a 41 1/2″ square in the Drunkard’s Path design. The wall hanging was quilted and pieced by me using a long-arm machine. Quilt stitch pattern is meandering and ruler work using Glide thread in Khaki. The
In this unique moment in time, I let my design ideas wander until I settled into this original pattern I created. I was guided by the idea of generative art — letting a computer program choose the distribution of each
Original design connecting Drunkard’s Path blocks with 1/4 inch inserted curves. 39X35 inches. I hand pieced, big-stitch hand and machine quilted the work. Flange backed. Used nine of the challenge fabrics plus ebony. The memory of mounds of confetti falling
I was delighted with the fabric I received at our tenth anniversary party. I chose to use all the colors in my piece. The bird blocks determined the size of the quilt. I used the drunkard’s path to create flying
So many firsts for me here: 1st challenge, 1st original design, 1st curves and 1st quilting. The designs was inspired by @francois_bonnel_artwork (instagram). So happy to stepped outside my comfort zone with this.
Traditional Drunkard’s Path pattern created by using Sew Wonderful Quick curve ruler in my own modified manner. My goal was to utilize only the fabric provided to create a sense of light dimension by strategic placement of color.
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