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Date: 9/26/12 2:13 AM



I have been working on my cutting skills .. and, decided I was ready to try to make a pattern. I like geometric quilts that make illusions so, I decided to try out this irish chain.

its easy -- but, sorta has a big bang for the buck -

Im not finished with it -- and dont know where Ill go next -- maybe a strripe of the darker blocks around the whole thing to act as a frame.. IDk yet.

Anyhow, Its a easy pattern -- anyone got other irish chain quilt pics to post?

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Date: 9/26/12 2:46 AM

Another beautiful project. I would like to see some closeups of the fabric, if you have time.

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Date: 9/26/12 6:40 AM

Port,
I love your quilts.

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Date: 9/26/12 7:13 AM

That is cool. Nice job!

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Date: 9/26/12 7:34 AM

I'm hand piecing a small one right now. I'll try to post a picture later today.

eta: yours looks amazing!
-- Edited on 9/26/12 7:35 AM --

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Date: 9/26/12 8:11 AM

I used all types of novelty fabrics -- so there are bunnies, donkys, chairs, pin up girls, glasses, rain boots, sheep, and bird houses ... in there hidden in the fabrics.

Ill figure a way to get a few pics up onto flickr. 8 am is very early for me and Im lucky my fingers are evenw willing to type.

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Date: 9/26/12 8:14 AM

very nice and I like the list of fabrics you used, adds some fun and it would be great to be lazy and find things on the quilt

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Date: 9/26/12 8:26 AM

Looking great!! I too, would like to see a close up. I have never made this pattern but putting it on my list.

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Date: 9/26/12 8:28 AM

Im not sure - but, I think the donky is my fave.

Most of the fun fabrics came in the stash of fabrics I got from my aunt a few weeks back. Ive never really sewn with quilting cotton -- it sure is easy to sew with new, flat fabrics that are not that streatchy!

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Date: 9/26/12 8:54 AM

Very nice! I have yet to make the Irish chain.

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