Circle Week: Day 5
I was pulling all my Christmas quilts out of the closet to begin decorating for the holiday and came upon this small treasure I made about 30 years ago. I think I bought this set of panels from a fabric chain store (no longer in business) and used my interfacing technique to turn the edges. Appliquéd them to a single background fabric (gold) and machine quilted it. But, as I looked closer, I saw that I had started to hand quilt it - and obviously gave up!
|30 year old holiday baskets|
Drunkard's Path is a vintage, traditional pattern that remains popular even today. It's been updated and modernized and looks fresh and clean in new fabrics. It is composed of quarter circles joined to curved patches. It always daunted me, so I decided to appliqué circles to squares and then cut them into 4 smaller units. The top of this basket was made from a single cream square with a blue print circle appliquéd to the center. Then cut into 4 smaller squares. The basket uses two of them for the top.
|Basket Block: 4-1/2" unfinished|
|Back of Basket block|
Here are a few other traditional Drunkard's Path blocks and variations. All of the circles came from a grocery bag filled with pre-cut circles for yo-yos and they were vintage 1930s fabrics!
|Variation of Chain Links block. 8-1/2" unfinished|
|Vintage chicken prints - I call this Chicken a la Ring!|
|Harvest Moon or Around the World|
|Can also be called Dirty Windows!|
|Love Ring using authentic feed sacks and 1930s prints|