Up The Garden Path Quilt

Quilters often talk about having a quilty bucket list.  For me, there were only a few to tick off my list: Clam Shell quilt, Double Wedding Ring quilt and Drunkards Path Quilt.  I’m pleased to say there is now only two left on that list!  May I present my rainbow version – Up the garden path quilt….

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Consisting of over 115 Lizzy House prints (from my last #aussiecharmswap), and a bunch of Sarah Jane and Heather Ross prints, this darling quilt has been an absolute delight to put together!

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My fabulous Mum just happened to have the dies for her Accuquilt cutter, so I asked to play with it, and was MORE than happy with how bloody easy it makes cutting a whole quilt out!  So much so, I’m going to invest in one myself!

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I used one of my favourite background fabrics, a Cotton + Steel basic in silver.  I’ve now used it in several quilts, and can’t see myself stopping anytime soon.  It makes the prints sing.

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When it came to quilting, I used a 28 weight Aurifil thread in a variegated #4651.  And I kept it super simple and sweet, with meandering swirls throughout.  If you’ve never used 28 weight thread for quilting before, you really need to give it a go!  It gives an amazing texture to your quilt top! Check out the pretty colours in this thread…

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And as always, Melbourne provided the most perfect blustering wind for my photography this afternoon!  I must have looked hilarious standing in the local park watching a quilt blow around whilst pointing a camera!  But as you can see, there’s some yummy apricot colours Lizzy House Pearl Bracelets in the backing 😉

This beauty is the first handmade Christmas gift finish for 2016!  It’s a slippery slope here onwards!


7 Responses to Up The Garden Path Quilt

  1. Lesley Gilbert says:

    I love the arrangement of the colours and circles – nice for you to have one less on your list 🙂

  2. Lucinda Jones says:

    love your drunkardsite path variation, and enjoy your blog.
    thanks

  3. BillieBee says:

    Love this quilt. Always something new to look at.

  4. So gorgeous Midge xx love it !

  5. Laurelle Coppard says:

    Very very gorgeous. Glad you have done a drunkards path! They are fun.

  6. Skye B says:

    Your quilt looks divine! I too have a bucket list, it’s a pile of patterns that are just for me, which I’ll eventually get through….maybe 😉

  7. Carly says:

    Wow, im working on my first drunkards path at present, curves aint the easiest ive done.
    Well done 😎

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