Friday, 2 December 2011

Hungover Drunkard's Path finished on Friday!

I rarely drink, hardly ever, but last night I had two close friends from High School come over and I had two glasses of white wine. Two. That's it. Yet today I feel horrible and have a banging headache that will not go away. Is there something about being over 30 that's means you can no longer feel spritely the next day?!

Anyway, despite the hangover I finished binding my Drunkard's Path QAL quilt today! I love it and hope my MIL will love to receive it for Christmas :)






I think my nifty walking foot device helped! And I love the concentric circles against the solids and florals. Sorry for the poor light in the pictures but it's just that time of year (actually I'm in England, it's often like that!!). I've said it before but I thoroughly loved being part of this Quilt Along and you can click the button to join in at anytime. I am completely in love with Drunkard's Path quilts and will certainly use them again. So thank you to Needle and Spatula and Obsessive Crafting Disorder for hosting such a fantastic QAL and introducing me to my favourite blocks! If you head over to their blogs you can see more finished quilt tops and undoubtedly be inspired :)

Drunkard's Path QAL

I know I've been crazy lucky since I started blogging and please don't hate me but the gorgeous FQ bundle I won from Crazy Old Ladies arrived today. It's her new Hall of Fame Collection for Michael Miller. I just adore it:




That's the little one picking out her favourites! She has good taste :)

And just so you don't think my life is perfect here's the decorations I successfully retrieved from the attic yesterday:



It's a good job I didn't hurt myself on our attic ladder because it was just NOT worth it!!! Seriously a garland made from holographic cardboard and wool (kiddie project last year!!) and the most PATHETIC fake tiny tree with horrible lights and some 'interesting' decorations. The coke bottle I actually love and the yummy mummy was from a friend I used to work with but what is the rest??!! I don't even know - I think the hat might be one of those free ones from an innocent smoothie drink and there is one I got when I worked for Estee Lauder. This is terrible. Thank goodness I made that cute advent calendar or we'd really have nothing.

Ok it's not Christmas yet Lucy!! I'll be down to the pound shop on Monday and see what other treats I can find :) I might just go for the tacky and cheap look and embrace the shame! Just in case you think I have no taste, let me point you in the direction of some beautiful decorations and a gorgeous tree at making rebecca lynne, that is what I'm aiming for next year :)
It's never going to happen this year because I still have 3 more quilts to make (maybe 4!). Hopefully lots more finishes to show you this month but for now I'll be linking this one up to Crazy Mom Quilts and Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday at Quokka Quilts this week!






30 comments:

  1. Finished DP with a (pathetic) hangover = fitting! Loving the layout you chose. And the quilting. Yum! Sorry but I laughed out loud at your Christmas tree. If that's your starting point I say embrace the shame for this year... and start afresh next. ;)

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  2. Love your DP quilt - sorry about the over 30 hangover ;o) And yes, the tree is sad and pathetic - maybe you could hide it behind miles of paper chains?!!

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  3. Love, love, love your DP quilt and quilting. I'm sure your MIL will love it. If not, you could just send it to me ;)

    Hate to tell you, the hangover thing gets worse with age. I just have to stay up late and the next day I feel like I have a hangover. :(

    And, btw, your Christmas decorations are better than mine, so far!

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  4. your DP quilt is wonderful! the circle quilting is a great compliment to the quilt. did you love piecing curves? i enjoy it so...it seems so satisfying to see them come out right.

    thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

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  5. Drunkard's Path....suitable, hey?? ;-)

    But seriously, it all looks great. :)

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  6. Love your DP in the purple fabrics! And the quilting is great, too.
    Yes, I have the same hangover problem since I am in my thirties...ageing is hard. ;-)

    Poor little christmas tree. I like it. Hang some more ornaments onto it and it will look great! :-)

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  7. You crack me up, Lucy. Great job with the Drunkard's Path! I'm in awe - I find that block scary. Clearly I'm going to have to do it to get over it. Cool concentric circles! Thanks for linking to TGIFF! Look forward to seeing your other finishes this month.

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  8. It's beautiful! I love your quilting as well... I keep meaning to make a quilt with circular quilting.

    Jennifer :)

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  9. What a lucky M-I-L. I am sure she will love it! And beautifully quilted.
    And Christmas is NOT about tasteful, it is about fun, and about giving. So no more bother on tacky or otherwise, please. Just fun with the littlies.

    Nothing wrong with home style decorations.

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  10. This looks fantastic, Lucy! Gorgeous colours and I love the circular quilting :) Thanks so much for joining Kate and me for the QAL, it was fun!

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  11. Great quilt! Love the quilting! Hmm interesting Christmas Tree... I don't bother with one at all though so your doing better than me!

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  12. That's a lovely present for your mother-in-law! :)

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  13. Oh Lucy, the quilt looks fabulous! And I totally agree about the hangovers. But since I rarely get the chance to drink much anymore one glass of wine is enough for me. Cheap date!

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  14. Oh you are a genius with the walking foot adaptation. I havent tried concentric circles yet. Looks great!

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  15. Love your Drunkards Path quilt - so pretty in the purples!

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  16. I love your quilt! If your MIL doesn't approve, she can ship it my way! LOL

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  17. hahaha! the holographic decorations cracked me up. i really like the circle quilting around the drunkard quilt!

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  18. Drunkards Path with a hang over oh man! Lucy that looks like Charlie Browns Christmas Tree :0)

    All kidding aside fantastic job! Hugs Kim

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  19. Hey,just call it a "Charlie Brown"tree!
    Love the DP quilt :)

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  20. Very cool. I love concentric quilting like this. And yeah - that walking foot is worth its price. :)

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  21. Awesome DP quilt! It looks so amazing, congrats on the finish! Those pesky nitrates in wine are to blame for many a headache, lol! Glad you got to spend time with some old pals :D lucky you for winning such awesome fabric! I love the print on top!

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  22. LOL, I realized I said 'nitrates' instead of sulfites. My mom always blamed the wine hangover on that, but I just looked it up and apparenlty that's not a concrete cause. Just had to come back and correct myself, haha!

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  23. Beautiful quilt...I am sure your MIL will love such a lovely gift. Congrats on the win, that fabric is great! Smiles~Beth

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  24. I love how your DP turned out and the quilting looks awesome! I'm so glad you joined in the QAL and that you enjoyed it!! :)

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  25. Your drunkards Path is just brilliant, Lucy, and I love the circles quilting :)

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  26. Your tree is a bit pathetic indeed but fortunately your quilt is quite the opposite! Your MIL will surely love it! And you are a cheap night out Lucy or were the glasses bucket sized?

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  27. I love this quilt!! The quilting is so perfect!!

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  28. LOVE that drunkard's path quilt, that's AWESOME love love love it :-) I will reply to your email in a little bit

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  29. Lucy, I have been missing your posts somehow! I LOVE your drunkard's path quilt. It's a stunner, and I'm sure your MIL will be giddy to receive it! And those fabrics you won are just yummy! I love all of those colors. And I'm sure you have good taste. ha!

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  30. Oh my! That circle finishing is awesome! The drunkard path quilt is on my to do! Love your color choice :)

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