Monday, 5 December 2011

I'm back!

I'm back from a lovely weekend in Paris but sick with some achey lurgy, which came on Saturday afternoon with wonderful timing. This will be a quick post as I need to go snuggle under a blanket but I wanted to link up my Drunkard's Path QAL quilt top, which I finished before I went away and the link up closes in a couple of hours. 

I used a charm pack of Kate Spain's Central Park and quickly learned that it didn't go far.


So after some Kona white solid I had ordered ages ago finally showed up last week, I added a white border and an outer scrappy border to make it a decent sized baby quilt.  The scrappy blocks are not Central Park but I tried to match up the colours in Central Park and patting myself on my back, I think I did okay. The scrappy blocks are Parisville, Loulouthi and Kumari Garden.


I have loved making the Drunkard's Path block - it looks difficult but it really isn't and is so versatile...



...if you don't believe here, click here to see all the amazing designs made from this simple block.  Thanks to Kate and Kristie for a great QAL and for introducing me to the drunkard's path! Thank you also to my PIFers, Dolores, Kate and Jenelle. More on Paris tomorrow.

26 comments:

Helen in Switzerland said...

OOOh lovely! I love Central Park too - I have some here tantalizing me - haven't made up my mind what to do with it yet!
Hope you're feeling better soon!

Ms. Becky said...

your work is meticulous. It amazes me endlessly. love your color combos too. I hope you're on the path to healing very soon. take good care now. happy week to you Annabella.

Archie the wonder dog said...

It looks wonderful! Hope you feel better soon xx

Steph :) said...

It's beautiful! Thank you for sharing! Get well soon!

two hippos said...

Do hope you feel better quickly. Love your quilt top, looks amazing!

Pat said...

Oh wow, it turned out great! Hope you feel better soon!

Flying Blind... said...

Welcome home - and get well soon!
Love this quilt so much and the border is absolutely perfect - well done xxx

Debbie said...

Looks great - hope you feel better soon!

diane said...

looking good and nice points, too.

busybusybeejay said...

That is beautiful.And I love the blue skies too!

Alli said...

You did a fantastic job of finding matching prints! Very nice! :)

Isisjem said...

Hope you're feeling better soon. The drunkards path looks fab. The scrappy border completely compliments and wouldn't be at all obvious to those not in the fabric obsessive know, that it isn't all from the same range, it all goes so well! I think I'll only ever attempt a drunkards path if I have a go to cut the bits up as I'm sure accuracy is a big key!

Cindy said...

The quilt looks great. Get better soon.

pasqueflower said...

Nice job!

Ellie said...

What a shame falling ill when you were away. I hope it didn't ruin your weekend too much.
Your quilt is lovely, as always. To a non quilting person they all really hard to me lol.
Get well soon.

Kristie said...

This looks wonderful! And you made it to the link up just in time. Good luck with the draw, hope to have the winners posted tonight or tomorrow :)

Very cool that you live in Marrakech. My husband and I spent some of our honeymoon there back in 2000 and just loved it, and Morocco in general!

Katy Cameron said...

Oh that is beautiful, well done! Hope you feel better soon, happy snuggling

susan said...

Oh poor you, it sounds like you have what I had last Monday. Curl up, sleep and don't do anything you don't have to! Love the quilt. You got the colours spot on but you always do. We'll sit here and patiently wait for our Paris report when you are better. We are all nice like that! ;-)

Catherine said...

well - if you will go off galavanting for a girlie weekend away and leave the rest of us shivering in this grey weather......! Hope you feel better soon and its just a 24 hour thing.
Love the quilt. Have you had your table runner yet?

Sarah said...

This is really lovely, I think you did a great job of matching up the fabrics! Hope you're feeling better soon :-)

Sheila said...

Love how some of your circles stand out more than others, gives it whirly movement.

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

Love your fabric choices. The drunkards paths are beautifully pieced!
I hope you feel better soon Annabella!!

Toni said...

Beautiful quilt! And the borders look fabulous, too! Hope you feel better soon!

Jenelle said...

So gorgeous! I am going to be making one of these after the holidays for sure. Your border looks great with the other fabrics, too. Feel better. :)

aracne said...

Really beautiful, I like the white border, it gives a lot of light to the quilt.

Leanne said...

I love that quilt, and the block. I think the borders you have added are perfect. I hope you feel better soon, and that despite it all you had some fun in Paris.