Thursday, November 7, 2019

Quilt Reveal: Drunkard's Path

It's not called Drunkard's Path for nothing. The drunk took a long time to find his way home. Year's in fact. This quilt was started sometime in August of 2003. I don't know the exact date, but counting from August 1, it would be 5,960 days.  I was using low volume backgrounds before the term "low volume" was coined.


I called it Drunkard's Garden then. It is a rectangular lap quilt, but not as rectangular as this picture shows.. It is rainy out so not a good day for a photo shoot, although it is better than yesterday when there were lots of shadows everywhere.  The backing is blue, similar to, but not exactly the same as, the binding fabric.


I'll have to take it out for a walk and get more photos but I wanted to share this finish with you.  It changes the quilt stats significantly.  Before I enter the finish date on this quilt, I have finished 77.37% of my quilts, taking an average of 229 days to make a quilt.  After I enter the finish date of this quilt, I have finished 78.10% of my quilts, taking an average of 282 days to make a quilt. The average number of days to make a quilt didn't increase as much as I thought it would. My small quick quilts this year and throughout the years helped a lot with this average.

I'm not sure what is next on the quilt list.  I would love to work on quilting another top, but there are lots of scraps that need taming.  I might do a little bit of both until one or the other takes over.

Linked with:
Off the Wall Friday 
Finished or Not Friday 
Oh Scrap!

21 comments:

Fiona said...

I love the colours you have used.... great quilt
Hugz

QuiltGram said...

I agree, the fabric choices are great. Give it a charming look.

Joyful Quilter said...

YAY! Finishes are always a good thing. And pretty finishes are even better. I think I have a UFO from the same time period...wonder where it is? It also has curves which is why it is a UFO, I think I'd rather sew the dreaded Y seam than curves.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Great finish! It's always fun to have several things going at once so working on scraps and quilting a quilt sounds like a good plan.

Terry said...

Well done! I've always wanted to make a drunkard's path quilt! :0)

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

Very nice finish and must be a good feeling! I've only ever made one Drunkard's Path block - just one block - never a whole quilt, ha ha.

Kyle said...

I'm glad that drunkard made it home. You finished it with lots of fabulous quilting. Great finish.

Allie said...

Shasta that is a gorgeous quilt! The colors and placement are just perfection - well done!!!

Angie in SoCal said...

That is lovely, Shasta.

Gwyned Trefethen said...

I'm impressed you've kept such accurate records over the years. You can certainly answer the question "how long does it take you to make a quilt?" Your Drunkards Garden is lovely. So soothing.

Allison said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I have a curved piece quilt somewhere down on my patchwork bucket list...

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is really pretty! Congratulations on your finish!

Michelle Churchman said...

Drunkard’s Path is one of my favorite patterns because of all the different designs you can make with it. Your quilt is beautiful!

Chantal said...

Oh My Gosh! This is gorgeous! Congratulations on this fabulous finish. Love the different quilting patterns. Just AWESOME!! ;^)

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Your the drunk made it home - made me laugh! It is beautiful!! the colors just pop!!

Emily said...

This is beautiful! I think of it that some quilts just need to ferment longer than others! :)

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Congratulations on the lovely finish. It was definitely worth the wait. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Lovely! I've not thought of keeping track of stats the way you do (days to finish etc). Not going to go back and try to recreate what I've done ... but it is a great idea.

chrisknits said...

I've never done a Drunkards Path, I might have to put that on a to do list for 2020. But hopefully it won't take me years to find my way home!

Kate said...

Congratulations on a gorgeous finish! That red violet really adds a nice shimmer to the quilt. Love your metrics percentage of quilts finished and average days to make a quilt. I might have to adopt the percent of quilts finished, but I'm not sure I really want to know my average days to a finish!

Tanya said...

Beautiful quilt and beautiful quilting on it too!