Finishes for April and May – Drunkard’s Path Quilts

This has been a strange time with the constant fear and uncertainty of the pandemic ever looming. For me the semi-isolation is probably the hardest in terms of creativity. It seems there are lots of ideas, but then little motivation to act on them.  Back in March I finally spent a lot of time making masks for my grandchildren and the neighbor children. And there have been some finishes around here.

Sherry Gray is always around to help with binding and encouraging words. Bea Lee has also been fun for conversation and inspiration. Most of our conversations are via text, but that’s how it was before the pandemic. I am going to show you just a few quilts at a time over the next few days.

The following pictures are quilts made from a set of blocks that I made over 10 years ago. There were well over a hundred blocks. There was a time when Drunkard’s Path blocks were one of my favorites. That, along with a subscription to Batiks Etc., monthly batik pack kept me going. I was working full time in those days and made a block or two a day.  I showed the blocks to Sherry. She and her husband are absolute color gurus and they took on the task of sorting the blocks for color combinations and then Sherry stitched them together. I quilted them, and she did the binding. If only you could see them in person. They are gorgeous and have been gifted to my three granddaughters who live here.


Author: Marjorie Busby

My blog is about helping other quilters learn to use great tools in their quilting through what I can teach and through finding other bloggers who have good information. In addition, I am a mother and grandmother. Other hobbies include any other stitchery which makes me happy at the moment. I worked in clinical research for most of my career. I am now retired and enjoying every minute.

4 thoughts on “Finishes for April and May – Drunkard’s Path Quilts”

  1. Those granddaughters are lucky girls. The quilts are beautiful. Can’t wait to see more! I too have made many masks for family and neighbors. I am thankful for my wonderful studio and stash. We live on a tidal river about a mile from the ocean. The scene is always changing. I am grateful for that too. Just watched a good movie on Prime: Eights Days in Utopia. Keep busy and safe. Donna

  2. Golly! Those colors are just fantastic on that fence. I loved sewing them. In my head I saw circles instead of drunkards path. So glad all your beautiful work is now being lived in quilts. Mine is riding in the vehicle right now. It loved it’s beach trip!

  3. That is beautiful! The colors are so very pretty! I finally got me a Midarm Quilting machine! A Grace 15 Pro and I am so happy. My budget and my sewing room just couldn’t accommodate anything bigger!

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