Sunday, July 18, 2010

DRUNKARD'S PATH

So I am playing around with the drunkard's path and this is what I came up with...I never knew that this pattern was so versatile....it is amazing. I just love it and you know when Barb loves something she keeps at it until you and I both get sick of it....so you will be seeing more of these.
If anyone has the stop button, will you push it?


In the light of my passion for doing a pattern over and over..... and over and over....

I have some extra of these blocks, I know there are atleast 16 blocks, to make a pretty good sized quilt.(to lazy to count, maybe even more)...either way it is up for grabs....so let me think...... What can I do?



OH...I know...will be right back...hang on...





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My husband and I went walking along the shore around the airport on Friday and we gathered shells...

Here is a lovely one my husband found.





I found this clam shell in one piece.....not such a good picture...


Here is the back of it....gotta clean it up some.


Here are the shells....I am trying to clean them.

So....if you would like the drunkard's path blocks....guess how many shells we collected on Friday. Counting the two I showed you. The first one to guess right, I will send the blocks to. I don't know about you but I sure like these guessing games better...because either you are the first in the comment list or no.....no papers, no generator..... AHHHHHHHH I love it!!



30 comments:

PaTcHwOrK jEnN said...

42? I am loving your guessing games.

Fiesta said...

possibly 45 shells???

Fiesta said...

Barb, are you appliqueing the circles or sewing them? If sewing them, are they simple to do? Yours looks so nice and flat. When I attempt to sew concave curves like that, they do not lay flat.

Susan In Texas said...

38! Am I right? Am I right? lol

Happy quilting,
Susan in Texas

Pat said...

Your quilts are beautiful, my dear.
Guess I'll say 80 now that I'am on here.
Happy Quilting!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I like these too!! Very fun. Man I was so off on the zippers, mayne I will be closer this time. I will try 47, thank you for this chance! Such fun!!

Gene Black said...

37 shells.

I wouldn't stop you on the Drunkard's Path if I could ....well on the QUILTING pattern anyway. If you were really getting drunk I would try. :)

Needled Mom said...

I say 76!!!

I have always loved the Drunkards path for it's many options in placement.

Fleurette said...

This quilt is lovely! Its so relaxing walking along the beach, something I love to do.
45 shells?!

wordmama said...

37 is my guess. Just got back from a short vacay. Are you doing the drunkard's path with the GO cutter? How are you constructing the blocks? Maybe I'll read on and see....

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

oh I love that quilt top, you are so darn creative......I guess 55 shells and I love that first one.....we have a few in the bottom of the turtle tank, so pretty

Just JaiCi's Crafts said...

I am guessing 45

Dresden Quilter said...

39?

Anonymous said...

55
I love those shells!!

swooze said...

35

Sandy said...

I'll say 39! My folks used to collect sand dollars, bleach them, drill a small hole, mom painted a flower or other desgin on them, added ribbon and make them Christmas ornaments... I love that first shell in these pictures, Sandy

Nicki Lundeen said...

My guess is 59.

Quilt Hollow said...

I don't want the blocks...I just wanted to comment on the cool looking shells....you'll look back someday at the fond memory of when you lived there and found these.

Sarah or Semmy said...

I love shells and have plenty of them. They are so lovely to look at after cleaning and a little baby oil to shine them up. I would guess 58. It was a very good haul! Sarah

Pat said...

Okay...I'll play...I'll guess 63.

Marcia said...

My guess is 41 shells.

quiltmom said...

Hi Barb- 40 shells - I love the beautiful shells- I have a collection that my mother in law found on the beaches from our Eastern coast. My school kids love looking and touching them. Sounds like a nice way to spend time with your lovely husband.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Great blocks - love the subtlety of your colors.

Mandy said...

I would like to guess 78. I want to learn how to do the drunkards path! It's very useful! Love yours.

MoeWest said...

My guess is 46.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I think everyone has fun with your guessing games :) I will guess 62 for the shells. I have never been very good at guessing though...

Love the shells! My Grandfather used to collect all kinds of fun shells. My favorites were the shells he collected from the South Pacific when he was in the Navy during WWII.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

My guess is 52!!! and what pretty shells they are!!!
Now if you and I got together we could have alot of fun--your the "drunkards path" and me losing my mind--oh what fun---lol!!!!
Hugs, Di

Inch Worm Fabrics said...

My guess is 57. I know I am your sis but I love drunkards path blocks and want some so I am entering knowing that you are honest and fair.

BubzRugz said...

I'm guessing at 56 shells........ love the colours you have used in your blocks.......... Hugz

QuiltSue said...

I think there are 72 shells there. I wonder what you are going to do with them?

Bietje said...

I think 61 shells. What are you going to do with them. The colors will be more beautiful if you put them under water, you know.