Thursday, June 18, 2015

Irish Chain Quilts Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my day on the Irish Chain Quilts blog hop! I was super happy to participate in this blog hop for my friend Melissa Corry. I don't think I've ever met an Irish Chain quilt I didn't love, so I was looking forward to  seeing Irish Chain Quilts: Contemporary Twists on a Classic Design.

The quilt I chose to review is "An Irish Braid." This quilt is a variation with a scrappy center section. This is a fun scrappy quilt, but it would also be fun as a two color quilt. I loved that Melissa asked each of us to make a block based on the quilt we chose so she could piece a charity quilt. Since the block sizes on this quilt didn't mathematically work for me to make it mini (without a lot of math), I simply used the outer sections of Melissa's block for my version.

Image Courtesy of Martingale Publishing, Photographer Brent Kane

Since all of the blocks for the charity quilt are Irish Chains, they will create a fun quilt. And, each participant chose a different color to sew with so the charity quilt will have the rainbow effect of the cover!

 For my quilt block I used the yellow prints from Bright Sun for the darks, and I also used the yellow arrows on Ivory for my background.

Be sure to stop by all of the other blogs and especially stop by Melissa's for information on her grand prize giveaway.

June 8th -   Happy Quilting - Blog Hop Intro
June 9th -   Moda Lissa - Lissa Alexander
                  Fat Quarter Shop - Jocelyn Ueng
June 10th -  Piece N Quilt - Natalia Bonner
                  In Color Order - Jeni Baker
June 11th -  Amy's Creative Side - Amy Ellis
                  Sew Kind of Wonderful - Jenny Pedigo
June 12th -  Quilt Story - Megan Jimenez
                  Diary of a Quilter - Amy Smart
June 15th -  Freshly Pieced - Lee Heinrich
                  Christa Quilts - Christa Watson
June 16th -  Moda Cutting Table - Carrie Nelson
                  Little Miss Shabby - Corey Yoder
June 17th -  Fresh Lemons - Faith Jones
                  V and Co.  - Vanessa Christenson
June 18th -  A Quilting Life - Sherri McConnell
                  Stitch This! - Jenny Wilding Cardon
June 19th -  Happy Quilting - Wrap Up & Grand Prizes
Thanks so much for stopping by!


Christine said...

Melissa has created a great book for us to take another look at the Irish Chain block. Fun!
Christine from Ontario

Kim said...

Like you I love Irish chain quilts too,,,never met one that didn't inspire me to want to make another one:0)

Happy Sewing

m murphy said...

Only made one Irish chain and it was by accident. Can't wait to try another. this is also my first blog hop (guess I don't get out much)
Hope I win something, that would be fun
thanks for letting me play along

Hildy said...

I never made an Irish Chain quilt so far but with the blog hop about Melissa's book I'm tempted to. Love your block the sunny yellow is just right (it's raining outside I need some color right now;-)

Carol Sc said...

I've made a couple of Irish Chain quilts, but the ones in the book show so much imagination. I see more in my future projects.

VickiT said...

I really like the way the Ivory fabrics are used in your block.

Lori said...

this is a very pretty block

barbara woods said...

love this hop

Helen L said...

Yum, I'm going to have to get some of that arrow background fabric!! :-) Love your block! Hugs, H

JANET said...

This book is a winner! Love the tour.

LJ said...

What an adorable block and your colors/fabrics are wonderful. Can't wait to see the BIG reveal of the charity quilt!

OhioLori said...

Such an Awesome book!! Definitely on my Wish List! Love your block! Made me think of Sunshiney days! :)

WhoMom said...

This book looks great and I love the yellow in your blocks. It's beautiful.

Rachell said...

So cheerful! I'm not afraid of yellow!
Can't wait for the book!

Cecilia said...

Pretty block, I love the yellows.

Sweckberg said...

So sunny and cheerful. All these blocks are looking so pretty and I can't wait to see the finished quilt.

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