Does anyone remember this quilt? Waayyy back in 2014 I hosted a Drunkard's Path quilt along on my old blog. That blog has since been deleted so I can't link back to it. I made at least 3 DP quilt tops that year and this was one of them and my absolute favorite.
You might remember this version that I made with the leftovers from the big quilt. I quilted it up for a veteran's quilt last summer. Now it's time to do the big one. I quilted the little one easy. Of course I can't do the big one easy!
Here's the underside. You can see that this quilt gradates diagonally light to dark just like the leftover version. But this one is pieced in circles. I knew from the moment that I conceived this quilt that I wanted to quilt Spirograph motifs in the circles. I want each one to be different.
Have I lost my marbles?
I don't think so, at least not yet. I'm very excited to get started.
Next I needed to pick the thread color. Because there's so much going on in the fabric I've decided to use the same color thread in every circle. First I thought about gold and picked the thread on the left. Then I was going through my shiny poly threads again and found the peach on the right and I like it much better. I'm a little concerned that it might now show up as well in the pale blocks but this is the best of all of my thread options and I'm not buying more thread!
I'll use something blending for the background I think but that's for much later. I'll do the SID around the edge of the circles when I do the background quilting. Hopefully that will work out OK.
Here's the backing. It's a spiral pattern that I dyed last year sometime. It took forever to bast the quilt because I wanted it centered on the backing.
My thought with this backing was to have the Spirograph motifs look like stars in a galaxy. Picking the bobbin thread for the background fills will be a challenge.
Maybe I really have lost my marbles and maybe that's what I'll name this quilt.
Be prepared, you will see a LOT of this one as I quilt it.
I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.
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