Friday, March 22, 2013

Curvy Paths


Quilt Documentation # 130

Curvy Paths

This is a Drunkard's Path variation, in reds and blacks, to which I added a red border and then appliqued a dog tooth border using a blind hem stitch.

drunkard's path blocks

dog tooth border
In 2009 and 2010, I followed along with Leah Day's The Free Motion Quilting Project.  After making many little 4” squares, I wanted to actually use several different stitches in one quilt.

Curvy Paths - back
I outlined the curvy paths from the front of the quilt and then flipped it over and quilted it from the back. This was mainly because the top was so busy, it was hard to concentrate on the quilting designs.

quilting detail
 I alternated silver grey and a gold rayon threads in the “paths” and background. I consider this table topper reversible and have used it as such. Actually, I just may like the back better than the front.

quilting detail

quilting detail
 Most of the quilting designs are Leah Day's with one or two of my own favourites.


All fabrics are 100% cotton, it is bound with a double fold french binding,measures 26” x 26” and was made 2010.

Linking up to  The Needle and Thread Network WIP Wednesday and Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Friday.

Happy Quilting,

Terry

15 comments:

Kitchener Quilter said...

I love both the front and the back. The black and red combo are very striking, and the quilting shows so well on the back. Both are amazing. I'm just now learning soooo much from Leah Day. Happy to see your work with her in influence.

Magpie Quilts said...

Both sides are great! Reds with Black & Gray have always caught my eye, but I like the back where you can see the quilting - nicely done!

rtquilter said...

Gorgeous quilting, Terry! Great on both sides now :-)

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Stunning Drunkards Path, it used to be an old fav....now you have reinspired me! Thanks!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

very nice quilt!

Mary Ann said...

I love both sides...but the back is my favourite I think:)

elle said...

Magnificent. My first die for my cutter is Drunkards Path and I have some cut in a shoebox from my ds's wedding quilt. This makes me anxious to get that ufo done!

Marilyn Wall said...

I love Drunkards Path and curves. Probably my favorite old pattern. Great quilting.

Judy Warner said...

Love your quilting!

Quilt Rat said...

Fabulous piece, your quilting is very effective!

Regina said...

Fantastic, the fabric choices as well as the quilting. A very striking, modern interpretation of this old pattern.

Nina Marie said...

okay - now would you hate me if I said I like the back better than the front? grin! the use of line is really effective!

Linda M said...

Love the back!

bohemiannie! art said...

It's VERY wonderful...either way!

Nancy Bowron said...

There is great artistry in your quilting! The back is beautiful! I like the idea of stitching on the back so you could see the designs clearly. Thanks for sharing that small but very helpful tip!