Monday, April 9, 2018

A vintage inspired new creation

This is my April Island Batik challenge where we were to use a vintage looking pattern or block and make it look more modern/new.  The drunkard path is an age old one so I decided to try that.  I have never really done more than a handful of drunkard path blocks ever.  I turned to EQ8 to draw up my idea and use a template I printed off there.  Yes I cut these with just the paper template, I didn't really want to go out and get another ruler I probably wouldn't use again.  I do have a 3.5" template by Elisa, so I tried that first, ye gads piecing small curves was a pain in the patootie.  After using EQ8 to draw it up I watched a video by Canton Village using a glue pen before sewing, it works quite well:)  https://cvquiltworks.com/blogs/blog/16537384-piecing-a-curve-with-virtually-no-pins   





When it came time to quilt it I marked a few registration marks here and there and used a straight ruler, a few curved rulers and quilters rule nested circles to do the designs.  For the background fill a little Wild Quilting(Christina Camelli) was called for. Aurifil thread for piecing.  An assortment of IB fabrics from a charm pack of Costal mist and some of the stash builder rolls.


A little bit of color added to the binding by adding in 5" piece

Its at home in our front entryway. 

The fabrics were provided by Island Batik, thread from Aurifil and the batting from Hobbs.

Linking with Monday Making, MCM, Linky Tuesday, Let's Bee Social

23 comments:

  1. Good Morning Vicki,
    Wow, this looks great. I love the offset circles and the ones with missing pieces. Really nice and very modern, I'd say. Of course your quilting looks beautiful, and it looks very welcoming in the front hall.
    ~smile~ Roseanne

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  2. I love the photo where your new quilt is right at home in your front entryway! Great quilting, too.

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  3. Someone is showing off their quilting skills today! I'd say that you made that pattern more modern.

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  4. Great project! Love the texture difference between the densely quilted squares and the line quilting. You definitely brought the Drunkards Path into the current century.

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  5. What a great piece! Adding that 5" piece of color to the binding adds a modern touch, too. Your quilting is amazing!!

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  6. Wow, this is beautiful and what wonderful quilting. You are very talented!

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  7. Wow, Vicki, you did a great job on this! It's very pretty, and seeing it in that little spot in your house is just perfect! Your quilting is amazing, my friend!

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  8. It's wonderful Vicki and looks so pretty on the wall. Watched the video just in case! Good choice with the binding in choice of adding colors.

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  9. Beautiful! I just love the colors and design. You nailed this one!!

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  10. Turned out wonderfully.....love it.

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  11. WOW,It's very modern and I love it! The quilting pattern is just right. Well done.

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  12. Your quilt is beautiful! I have a heart for curvy quilts. Your quilting is fabulous, too. I love the way it accents the circles.

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  13. This is terrific! Funny how many of us have been doing curves lately. April and May are in process but not ready to be blogged about. Enjoy this lovely wall hanging - it is beautiful in your entryway!

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  14. That is beautiful, Vicki! I love the layout and colors. I haven't ever worked with the Drunkard's Path blocks either, but now you've made want to!

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  15. So pretty. I love the colors. I have the Accuquilt, and they are wonderful.

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  16. Beautiful quilt! The colors are fabulous and the curves makes this wall hanging perfect. Love your quilting!

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  17. This quilt looks perfectly at home on your wall - great job! I like the circles and the quilting looks fabulous. It's a very creative piece!

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  18. I LOVE this! Your quilting gives the piece a very cool 3D effect, like they are layered on top of each other. A perfect combination of lines and curves. Glad I didn't have to wait till this Monday to see it ;)

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  19. The design is pretty, and I really like how you quilted it.

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  20. Very nice! I saved the curved piecing info you gave. Thanks.

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