This quilt has been a long time coming - a Scrappy Irish Chain Quilt block quilt takes forever! Not to mention I put it aside and it became a WIP for a few years, lost in the depths of my sewing room.
It's bright and uses all my best bitty bits of scraps. The 12" blocks chain across the entire quilt, intersecting 4 scrappy stars in the middle.
I backed this quilt with flannel to make it super comfy, as those quilts become favorites during cold fall and winter nights.
I usually send most of my quilts out to my local long arm quilter, but for some strange reason I decided to quilt this one myself. AND I chose to do straight lines about 1/2" apart. Oh my.. Next time I need to space them out a bit.... it took forever! But I sure do love the texture it gave the quilt in the end.
This quilt is off to a friend who needs some comfort right now. Every time I talk to him, he'll ask me how my knitting or tapestry business is going - maybe this will remind him what it is I actually do. lol
Name: Scrappy Irish Chain
Size: 60" x 60"
Fabric: Scraps , ALL the bitty scraps on Kona White background
Quilting: 1/2" straight line quilting by me
Ready to get sewing?
AnneMarie Chany is an author and pattern designer who teeters on both sides of the modern and traditional quilting line. She loves using bright colors and solid fabrics while nodding to traditional blocks. On the website, you'll find many resources to inspire and get you sewing right away like free quilt patterns, the Quilt Block Library with links to 350+ free quilt block tutorials, Block of the Month Clubs, and the Quilt Pattern Shop with clear detailed instructions to make your quilting easy and fun.
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