Monday, March 28, 2011

Drunk Love Quilt - Finished!

There are no words to tell you how much this quilt excites me.  For starters, one of the first modern quilts I ever saw and loved was a drunk love quilt by Denyse Schmidt that I saw in a Martha Stewart Living magazine.  Secondly, this quilt is going to a wonderful home.  I'm donating this quilt via Margaret's Hope Chest's Wrapped in Hope program to a young woman turning 18 next month.  Her name is Kayla and her father is currently in prison.  A part of me hopes that this quilt will be with her through her adventures in young adulthood and that it brings her not only some hope, but some warmth and love.



I used a bunch of different fabric lines for this project - there's some Park Slope by Erin McMorris, lots of June Bug by Alexander Henry, some Soul Blossoms by Amy Butler, a little bit of Wild Garden by Dan Bennett, a Dandelion fabric from Flora & Fauna by Patty Young , my favorite pink stripe from Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey, and some Weekends by Erin McMorris as well.  I really enjoy sewing this way, putting a bunch of random, disparate fabrics together and making them work harmoniously.



I quilted this quilt using a meandering stipple, my go-to quilting style, especially for large quilts like this one.  I contemplated straight line quilting this one with random, slightly wonky lines, but I wasn't sure how it would look so I stuck with my old standby.  I'm pleased with how the quilting really lets the fabrics and the block design shine.


I bound this quilt with a solid Kona Peony pink, opting to stay as simple as possible for the binding.  I machine-bound this quilt, both front and back, and it came together quite beautifully.


Quilt Stats:
Size: 60" x 75"
Fabrics: Park Slope by Erin McMorris, June Bug by Alexander Henry, Soul Blossoms by Amy Butler, Wild Garden by Dan Bennett, Flora & Fauna by Patty Young, Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey, Weekends by Erin McMorris, and Kona Peony for binding
Quilting: All-over meandering stipple in white thread


I'm sharing this over at Canoe Ridge Creation's {Sew} Modern Monday and QuiltStory's Fabric Tuesday this week.  If you want to see some of the best finished projects the quilting blogosphere has to offer, hop on over and check out these great linkies!

33 comments:

  1. So beautiful! I love the idea of giving it to a young woman who may not feel loved and beautiful and you will give her that through the gift of making this quilt for her.

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  2. Oh it turned out so beautiful! Seriously love your choices on this. And I love that it is going to someone who may not be as blessed as we are. I'm sure this quilt will be well loved by her!

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  3. Fabulous! I think it will be much loved by that young lady.

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  4. You did a beautiful job, I just love it!
    And I'm sure Kayla will too--can you imagine receiving such an amazing gift?!

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  5. i love this quilt! so bright and cheery! i hope it brings kayla some smiles!

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  6. So so pretty! Kayla is going to adore it. I love how it's definitely feminine without being "little girl." That can be hard to do with pink!

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  7. It turned out absolutely beautiful! I know she's going to love it. Katie's right that it's so feminine without being little girl. Perfect! : )

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  8. It's gorgeous! Congrats on a big finish.

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  9. Oh, it's lovely! And I'm so glad to hear it's going to such a great home!!

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  10. Great job, it turned out just beautiful. And all the more special for the purpose it was made!

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  11. Gorgeous! And such a generous act!

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  12. I absolutely love this quilt! everything about it! Good job!

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  13. It si beautiful and I am sure Kayla will be overwhelmed with your kindness.

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  14. It looks so fun. I think it came together so well.

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  15. This turned out just perfect!!! :)

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  16. I couldn't agree more - it is absolutely, wonderfully perfect!

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  17. Such a beautiful quilt gift! Perfection!

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  18. Oh, I love it! I think Kayla will love it and cherish it. :)

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  19. This turned out so beautiful! All over stippling is my go to as well for larger projects, you just can't go wrong!! Kayla will love this quilt

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  20. Loving this quilt. Great job!

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  21. Yay! It looks great Elizabeth. That sure is one lucky girl, and I am sure she will love it! Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday!

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  22. Wow, amazing!! I can see how much work you put into this, it was so worth it! I love how you used so many different fabrics to make this, however, I think it's a pretty harmonious quilt! Amazing job!

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  23. Wow, it's really lovely. Found you through quilt story. You're a talented Quilter!

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  24. Beautiful! IYou should be proud of yourself for donating this to such a wonderful charity.

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  25. That is a wonderful quilt. Those fabrics are just gorgeous! Visiting from QuiltStory, and a new follower.
    ~ Kimberlee at The Spunky Diva

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  26. It turned out wonderful! Great job, beautiful work, what a lucky girl she will be.

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  27. Gorgeous and stunning. Can't fin other words.
    Warm thoughts from France.

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  28. This quilt is absolutely lovely! And I love the colors!

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  29. Beautiful quilts. You have a great eye for prints and colors that work well together, I'm loving the pinks and purples!! And what a sweet thing for you to do, she will always know that there are people that love and care about others in the world thanks to you :) Thanks for linking to Fabric Tuesday :)

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  30. I wish it was possible to get the Drunk Love pattern. Do you have any websites or patterns to recomend that are simliar? I am a advanced beginner, but don't have the personality to wing the pattern. Any suggestions?

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