Drunkard’s Path quilt is complete!!!!

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I am so excited to have finally finished my first real quilt!! A modern drunkard’s path!

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I can hardly believe how many hours of my life were put into cutting, piecing, sewing, sorting, basting, quilting and especially hand binding this thing! I really hope Millie appreciates this! Of course I fear that she will hate it because it stole hours from actually playing with her… So far she seems to love it though! Maybe she just loves that I am finally done with it, haha. I finished late last night and she insisted on sleeping with it and she wanted to share it with Quinn and her daddy :)

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Her birthday is only a couple weeks away and I contemplated waiting until then to give it to her, but I am a girl of little patience and handed it over to her nanoseconds after I tied the last knot on the thread holding the binding on.

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I’m super excited about everything with this quilt. I even matched up the pattern in the back almost perfect!

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And Let me tell you, having the bias tape organized and rolled onto an old spool of thread made things go very fast and smoothly.

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Even though it took forever, I enjoyed every aspect of making this. It took me ALL DAY to hand sew the binding on, but I had forgotten how much I enjoy the act of hand sewing.

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I decided to go with free motion stippling for the quilted texture, which was super fun and fast.

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I love all these crinkles!

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I could just stare at it for days, so happy!!

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Looks like it works!

36 thoughts on “Drunkard’s Path quilt is complete!!!!

  1. That took you quite a bit of patience, time and effort. It’s so beautiful. I saw bits and pieces of the posts you shared leading up to it’s completion and it truly did turn out beautiful. Congrats on a completed piece!:)

      1. Hi Michelle, you’re welcome! Though it’s been a running play by play, I appreciate you taking the time to share all the detailed steps of your projects. Have a nice Labor Day weekend! Blessings!

  2. I’m so impressed with you for doing curves on your first “real” quilt. I’ve been quilting for years and I still avoid them! The quilt is beautiful.

    1. Haha, my eyes are always drawn to the more round shapes in quilt tops, I wanted my first to be something I really loved so I wouldn’t get sick of it half way through :) It wasn’t as hard as people think it is, I think! You should try one!

    1. This was my first “real” quilt :) My first actual quilt was a circle quilt that I made my son, there is a picture of it on my very first blog post, the “welcome” one :)
      Thank you so much for the complement! I am actually really proud of it too! It is nice to get validation from actual quilters and sewers because all my husband can say is “that is nice, sweetie” lol

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