Scrappy Pink & Green Irish Chain Started
Of course, the thing about Spring is that it may be sunny some of the time, but it's rainy a lot of the time, and so I can't be outside every day working on my garden project. Of course, I don't mind too much because I always have things to do in my studio! Most recently I'm working on a scrappy Irish Chain quilt for myself. It's getting warm enough here now that my duvet is too hot so I really need the quilt so I can upgrade from the mish-mosh of blankets and throws I'm using now!
I've always wanted to make an Irish Chain quilt. In fact, most of you probably don't remember, but when I was first blogging (back in the mists of time) I shared was my epic failure in attempting an Irish Chain quilt at the time. I mean, it was terrible. I eventually got rid of all of those 2" pieces and went on to work on other projects, intending that I'd come back to my beloved Irish Chain sometime.
Well, that time is now.
I tried to use all the vintage-y, cottage-y colors of mint, blue, lavender, butter... I even splurged on some Kona cotton for the pink background. This time around I got smart and used strip piecing, similar to the way I made the Scrappy Trip Around the World place mats. There's something really relaxing about sewing strips together and then cutting them apart again. The first time I laid out some of the blocks and strips to see what it was going to look like, I got really excited. I even cobbled together a temporary flannel-covered design board so I could see my progress as I went along.
I am so in love with this quilt top right now! I can't wait to get it done and be able to see it in my bedroom every day.
Do you use quits in your house? Do you have a favorite pattern?