Oliver’s Drunkard’s Path Quilt

This quilt was made for Oliver Lawrence Krohn, second son of my niece, Jennifer, and grandson of my sister, Sally. Oliver just turned 3 in December. He and his family (Jennifer & Cyrus and kids — Max, Oliver & Marjorie) live in Virginia now. My nephew, Chris, took photos of the Oliver and Max quilts when he traveled there for Christmas and Hanukkah. Marjorie Claire is just a few weeks old, and I am making a quilt for her now which I will post as soon as it’s finished.

I used new reproduction fabrics and unbleached muslin for Oliver’s quilt. The individual blocks were hand pieced, and then sewn together by machine. Although this is a common set for Drunkard’s Path, I designed the border myself (although I’m sure it’s been done before). This was one of my first attempts at more elaborate quilting designs in larger open spaces, and I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. I really enjoyed the quilting part and when it was finished, I was excited to try more challenging quilting designs.

Oliver’s Drunkard’s Path
Martha Dellasega Gray, 2005
hand & machine pieced, hand quilted
48″ x 62″


Oliver Lawrence Krohn

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