Tuesday, July 24, 2018

It's a Finish! Down the Beaten Path



Down the Beaten Path
84 x 96
Machine quilted




I started this in 2014 as a Quilt Along where everyone chose their own version of Drunkard's Path,  fabrics, size, etc.    I used a paper template and cut by hand the pieces for my six inch blocks because curves and a rotary cutter in my hands don't get along.  I chose polka dots and stripes for my fabrics because I had made a much loved Shoofly quilt using the same which started with swapped blocks. 


 Back in 2014 I made about 30 blocks and quit.   Fast forward to 2017 and I decided to move forward and make 224 blocks for a big quilt (14 x 16 layout). I made it my goal to make 12 blocks a week for however many weeks it took.  In March 2018 it became a flimsy. 


I took advantage of some cooler weather to work on finishing this big quilt on my DSM in the house with no a/c.   I used the Wayward quilting design found at Christina Cameli's blog, A Few Scraps. 
It was a lot of fun and pretty easy to do on my DSM with the dinky throat - far less boring than straight line quilting on a big quilt. 

I used a polka dot and a stripe fabric from stash on the back. I meant to make it into a four patch but never got that far when I got everything out to pin baste.  And so it goes... 

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17 comments:

Linda said...

Absolutely great. Just shows what can be achieved by doing a batch of blocks every week. Congratulations on sticking with those blocks - you have turned them into a wonderful quilt - definitely one for your Hope Chest!

Barb Neiwert said...

I love to see other people carry out a project .... as long as I do, in some cases! Sticking to it was well worth your efforts - it's lovely! And so fun to look at all the different fabrics.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I love that quilting design - you are right that it is fun to do. Terrific finish!!!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I wish I had your discipline to focus on a finish. I seem to like the starting process best!

Wonderfully bright and happy finish!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Hurray! What a great finish! So much better than a half finished project in a shoe box. LOL I love this one too!

Cherie in St Louis said...

Amazing....still trying to master curves myself!

Quilter Kathy said...

Another terrific finish! What a cool quilting design! Congrats!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Looks great--what an awesome scrap buster! Thanks for the link to the quilting design--looks like something I could handle--lol!

mangozz said...

Another beautiful quilt done! I love the colors and design of this one. If I remember correctly, you stitched this all on the machine? It's funny - that is the quilting design I was practicing on paper yesterday. It looks really easy.

canuckquilter said...

A lovely finish. I'm intimidated by so many curves!

gayle said...

Another spectacular finish! You're really having a productive year!
And thanks for the link to that quilting design. I'm always on the lookout for easy(ish) fmq designs to practice with!

MissPat said...

This is amazing. The quilt itself and the fact that you had that many polka dots and stripes to make that many six inch blocks. A great finish.
Pat

Louise said...

Your quilting motif is spot-on for this quilt. Or maybe it's stripe-on? Either way, it looks great with the curvy blocks. Congrats on following this winding path all the way to completion :)

Pamela Arbour said...

Love it. You did a great job. It looks so inviting.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Another great scrappy finish! Love the spots & stripes combo, and the quilting pattern looks like one I could manage too, thanks for the link!

Preeti said...

So much color and beauty in just one quilt with one simple block. Love the quilt!!! The Beaten Path is so because it is so popular :-)

Janie said...

Congratulations on a great finish!
I love the back and the quilting. Thanks for the link to Christina's blog too.