Drunkard’s Path and First Free-motion


Project: Wallhanging
Size: Approx. 45 1/2 X 45 1/2
Reference/Pattern:Quiltmaker J/A ’96/drunkard’s path
Designed by: Patricia M. Gabriel
Constructed by: Barbara Wolff, Waukee, IA
Quilted by: Barbara Wolff, domestic machine
Completed : November 1996
Techniques Used: machine pieced and quilted

Notes: This wallhanging was designed with appliqued flowers in the center of the blocks with the largest white areas. I wasn’t ready for applique, in fact, at the time, I said I would never do applique.  However to contradict myself, the drunkard’s path part was done with an applique method found in another magazine.

Interfacing was sewn to the right side of fabric circles. The circles were turned right side out and then machine appliqued to the center of a square piece of fabric. The pieces were then cut into fourths and arranged.

This quilt was the first time I’d ever free-motion quilted, so the meandering is not very pretty. This is also my first quilt (and so far only) with a slight scalloped edge.

Because I still like this quilt, it hangs in the dinning room. Someday I’d like to make another one, maybe with appliqued flowers, maybe with trapunto, or my own quilting design.

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