Friday, March 2, 2012

Double Irish Chain

I have been following Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville. for quite some time. She inspired me to try and make a scrappy quilt of mine own. I completed my king size scrappy Double Irish Chain last night. It has been nine months in the making. The finished quilt measures 110X110 inches.  I use Quilter Dream Request cotton batting, moda muslin and scraps from my past sewing projects to make this one. It was the first time I had used a cotton batt to hand quilt. I must say this product does live up to its name when it says it is easy to hand quilt. I also love the drape and the weight it added to this quilt.



I used a celtic quilting motif on both blocks that make up this quilt. I just quilted it in two different sizes. I am pleased with the results.  I tried to capture the hand quilting in  the photo to the right.  The border is made up of four patches joined along the edge and I quilted them in an orange peel design.This is the largest quilt I have ever attempted to make. I am so glad that it is completed, can't wait to snuggle under it tonight.



8 comments:

  1. It turned out beautifully, Carla. Well done! PQ

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    1. Thanks PQ, I can't wait to see that wedding quilt!

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  2. Carla--it really is a beautiful quilt. I've enjoyed following your progress with it--hope to have its sister done soon! I love the quilting motif you used, and your pictures are great. I could see the quilting really well when I clicked on them. Congratulations!

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    1. I quilted differently than anything else I have ever done. I can't wait to see her sister either. At the time, cleaning my sewing room seemed endless but I must say it really helped to know what I have and know I pick up and put away in minutes, isn't it wonderful to have everything in its place.

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  3. Your quilt is lovely .... thanks for the tip about the batting.

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  4. So that's what that quilt is called! I made one years ago and couldn't remember, LOL! Beautiful quilting idea and implementation!

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