Monday, January 24, 2011

Dear Gene -part two

Quite a while back (October to be exact) I wrote a Dear Gene Letter.  It was all about a project I started using a Drunkard's Path block.  I found  came across  pulled out the package of pieces that I had cut and the small section that was already sewn.  I decided to follow my Irish Muse and sew these together.  So that is what I did on Sunday evening.
I sat and pinned the pieces together while I watched a movie. Then I sat and sewed them. I pulled up the diagram on my computer and laid them out. Then I joined each section together until I had this piece.
.  Just don't look too closely, there are some seams that didn't match up perfectly.  If you are a "quilt policeperson" don't grimace too hard, you will crack a tooth!
You will notice some extra sections there on the left.  If you look back at the Dear Gene letter, you will see that I still have half of this to go. However the right half is completed.   I don't know that I will ever make a big Drunkard's path quilt. But I do like my layout of it.


Happy Quilting! 

15 comments:

Jackie said...

I do like it! The colors and all, even though it is only half done. Great job!

Tonya said...

I think it looks pretty good and matches up pretty good.

Kaye said...

Good Job Gene, I like the color combos

A.J. Dub. said...

Very cool man!

Kwilt Noob said...

I LOVE this! super cool, and I don't know what you are talking about with the seams. It all looks terrific to me!
Have you started the block for blockapalooza yet? I'm on the road today, so won't be able to tackle it until tomorrow. I've never made flying geese before, but the toot makes it looks really do-able!

Barbara said...

Gene, I love this! It's so cheerful!

Stray Stitches said...

I love the block! Especially with the colors you selected!! I'm not a curve sewing person so I am very impressed!!

ooglebloops said...

Very cheery - I like it!

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

I love the bright fun colors that you have chosen!

luv2quilt2 said...

I love the Drunkards Path pattern, and the colors you've used are so cheery!

Royce said...

I got the die, cut some, sewed some but didn't get much beyond that. It's a project sitting upstairs with the other UFOs. I love this pattern, it looks so modern for such an old block. Did you use a foot for curves? I'm thinking of getting one - "they say" you don't need pins then. We'll see.

Melissa said...

Gene, it really is lovely. I don't see myself tackling that pattern ever, so you are way ahead of me. I hope you are going to do the second half?

SewCalGal said...

I've always loved the Drunkards Path design and have certainly made more with the AccuQuilt die. Love your design layout and use of colors. Truly a spectacular quilt. Can't wait to see it finished Gene.

SewCalGal
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IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

No police here....I shot them all, every critical one of them and burried them in my back yard. I love it....looks fun to me....and just keep on a-goin' Gene!

Smiles,
Kelly

Barb said...

This has to be one of the most fabulous blocks made from the drunkards path. Your fabric choice is absoutely wonderful.