The last time I posted about this quilt I was just starting work on the drunkard's path blocks (the quarter circles). I'd never made the block before, so had no idea just how long it would take to cut all the fabric for the 176 blocks, or to sew them together, or to press or trim them. But finally it was time to sew them together into circles!
|Drunkard's path border progress.|
At least I became proficient in making them, and I'd say 90% of them turned out quite nicely. Hopefully the other 10% aren't too glaring.
|All four drunkard's path borders sewn together and cornerstone stars finished.|
I'm glad I decided to stick with the drunkard's path blocks, despite the time investment. I love how they echo the center circle and add even more color to the quilt! Here's how it looks today, with border 11 (the narrow stripes) on:
|Museum Medallion progress through border 11. Currently measures 80.5" square.|
The next border is the last one! WOOHOO! The quilt definitely turned into a labor of love! All that's left (for the quilt top) is cutting out the next border and then matching the prints:
|Top one is a bit off, but not too obvious, bottom one matched quite nicely! Fabric is French Wallpaper in Spruce.|
Matching the prints is tricky! Here's one I failed at twice and then gave up for the day:
Tomorrow my son is back in preschool, so I am hoping to have a little more time and energy to put into this quilt again!