Scrappy Pink & Green Irish Chain Top is Done
So I finished the top to my Irish Chain quilt. Can you believe it? I can't believe it. I can't believe it and I'm the one who did it! Wild, huh? I decided to make an Irish Chain quilt. I worked on the Irish Chain quilt. And now the top of the Irish Chain quilt is finished.
I know this is probably really obvious to those of you who are organized and good at finishing things, but for me it's a revelation. I want to go stand on the rooftops and yell, "Hey! I did it! I started and finished something, like, within the same season!! Hooray!"
So I still have to pin it and quilt it, and here's the even crazier part. I am going to do that right now. I know! Who am I?!?
Originally I was just going to get the top done, then put the quilt in a box and go on to another quilt and then get back to it "at some point" and quilt it. That was the plan. I was still telling myself that was the plan even as I was sewing the last seam together. But you know what? I couldn't do it! I just feel like I need to finish this one all the way before starting the next one.
I know I'm going on and on, but it's such a shocking and new thing for me that I can't quite get my head around it. Yay, me! :-)
I think I mentioned before that I had to adjust the colors for the scrappy part. I had picked out lots of orange and hot pink and yellow on instinct, and while that's a really pretty combination that I'd like to use in the future, for this quilt I really wanted that vintage, 1930's vibe. I had to look at some actual vintage quilts to get the color scheme down. They use a lot of blue, in general. I almost never choose blue on purpose. It's not that I don't like blue, I like it fine, it's just that I'll always go for aqua or green first. But those vintage quilts always use lots and lots of blue. So I had to go back and take out the hot hot hot colors and add in more blue before it started to look right. Fortunately I figured that out before I started sewing things together.
I am really pleased with how this quilt is coming out so far. I splurged and special ordered Kona for the pink background. I don't usually splash out for fabric like that, but I wanted to treat myself this time. I also got some mint green you can see there for the inner border and the mint green is also going to be for the binding. I can't wait to finish it up and show it to you all done!
Are you the kind of person who does just one thing at a time? Gets things done before moving on? Or do you always have a million things going at once?