Monday, July 7, 2014

A Piece of the Pie - A Drunkard's Path Quilt

A finished quilt and a picture post.
A Piece of the Pie ~ A Drunkard's Path Quilt by Red Pepper Quilts
I have finished my Piece of the Pie Quilt. All plans to add borders were quickly abandoned and the quilt was finished as pictured in my Work in Progress blog post of this quilt.

A Piece of the Pie ~ Drunkard's Path Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts

One of the reasons for not making the quilt any bigger by adding borders (other than having already mentally moved on to the next project) was that I really wanted to try and outline quilt the circles which requires turning the quilt 360 degrees for each circle and obviously the bigger the quilt the more onerous this task.

A Piece of the Pie ~ Drunkard's Path Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts

Quilting around the circles went remarkably well. It required slow and steady stitching whilst turning the quilt at the same time, stopping and adjusting the quilt and wrangling it under the arm of the machine. It also involved stops and starts for each circle, and burying threads, all of which was a more little time consuming than normal (but not overly so as to put me off doing it again for future projects).

A Piece of the Pie ~ Drunkard's Path Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts

For the back of the quilt I have used a single fabric from the Pam Kitty Picnic collection ~Tiny Toile in Lime Green (the same fabric that I used for my previous Drunkard's Path Quilt - I think I may have purchased the equivalent of a bolt of this fabric!).

A Piece of the Pie ~ Drunkard's Path Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts
A Piece of the Pie ~ Drunkard's Path Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts
A Piece of the Pie ~ Drunkard's Path Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts

QUICK QUILT STATS:
Traditional Drunkard's Path block design.
49 Blocks - each block measuring 6 5/8 inches x 6 5/8 inches (includes seam allowances).
A total of 245 pieces of fabric and 98 curved seams.
Scrappy fabrics most directly from stash (as opposed to being from scrap bins).
All cotton fabrics, batting and thread.
Finished quilt size: 43 inches x 43 inches.

A Piece of the Pie ~ Drunkard's Path Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts

This quilt is for sale and is listed in my Etsy Store.

You can see all the listing details here:

A Piece of the Pie ~ Drunkard's Path Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts
A Piece of the Pie ~ Drunkard's Path Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts

I have really enjoyed my foray in curved piecing and foresee more quilts being made that involve curved seams and even that Drunkard's Path block. I am quietly pleased that piecing curves has suddenly clicked - and have found a new confidence that has previously evaded me.
A Piece of the Pie ~ Drunkard's Path Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts
This quilt is ready for shipping.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

RELEVANT LINKS:
Red Pepper Quilts Etsy Store
A Piece of the Pie Quilt ~ Work in Progress
Drunkard's Path Quilt - June 2014

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10 comments:

  1. I love this. Beautiful and fun! thank you for sharing.
    It would be a fun pattern to add to your store :)

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  2. Delicious! Your quilts are so lovely, Rita - I always enjoy your blog posts.

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  3. it's beautiful! i love your variation on it. ;p

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  4. Hi Rita - Can you tell me what radius circle you used for this block? I really like the bow-tie effect that you created using the smaller circle ratio to block size. It is a very nice treatment for this block. Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  5. I would love to see this written up as a pattern also in your shop! It is really a great quilt! Of course, all of your quilts are! :)

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  6. lovely quilt, I do like a drunkards path

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  7. I really enjoy your blog postings and love, love, love your quilts! You seem to be very productive. How do you do it? How do you find time to sew, blog, and also have a life? For instance, how many hours a day do you do spend sewing? Do you adhere to a regular routine? I'd like to know the secret. Will you share? Thanks.

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  8. This is gorgeous! You have such a gift for color and using the low volume background!

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