Thursday, February 18, 2016

Irish Chain Quilt - Sew Caroline Fabric

Irish Chain quilt from Irish Chain Quilt book - fabric from Happy Home by Sew Caroline


Another quilt that is finished and given to Meredith and it all started with the book titled



Back in August, while shopping with a quilting friend and Meredith, I fell in love with this Art Gallery - Sew Caroline Happy Home fabric from this collection.  I  didn't know what to make with it and then we all started to look at the books in the quilt store.   That is when I found the appliqued house quilt

 in the Irish Chain Quilt Book and knew I had to have this book.  The three of us thought the house fabric would work just perfectly for the same look.   In reality, I am not sure it does but still makes a cute quilt.  I find it interesting how color plays out - in the large picture of the entire quilt you see the navy squares and then in the close up version - you see more of the other colors.

Irish Chain quilt from Irish Chain Quilt book - fabric from Happy Home by Sew Caroline

Here is a close up of the quilting and the backing.  The solid color fabrics for this quilt were leftovers from Building Blocks Quilt

Irish Chain quilt from Irish Chain Quilt book - fabric from Happy Home by Sew Caroline

The blocks did cut out pretty nicely for the most part to be two centered in the area.  

Irish Chain quilt from Irish Chain Quilt book - fabric from Happy Home by Sew Caroline



All in all it is a fun quilt and the house fabric is darling.  I bought way too much of it so you will see it on the back of three baby quilts soon.  I do have a confession to make, I am disappointed in the end result of the quilt.  I told my friends, it looks like a whole cloth quilt and the piecing does not stand out.  My lack of love for this one is a gain for Meredith, just loved it and now it is hers.



Irish Chain quilt from Irish Chain Quilt book - fabric from Happy Home by Sew Caroline

Remember my post  about using my fabric?  Well, this quilt marks another project in a box off the list and the box empty.  I am making progress!
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14 comments:

  1. The quilt is cute. We are used to a more structured look in this pattern, and the eye gets a bit confused, but I can see why Meredith loves it.

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    1. Thanks Pat, I think that is it, my eye is just all over the place and trying to find something to focus upon. I do like the quilt more in a photograph than in person, the navy blocks stand out and seem to bring order to the quilt!

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  2. I really love this one. It's so interesting looking. It makes me want to see it up close. It's so unique looking.

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    1. Thanks, it was fun to make and it is growing on me!

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous!

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  4. Wow - great job!

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  5. I really like this one, but I understand your frustration about it. It's funny how differently we all see things. The picture that inspired you doesn't call to me at all, but your iteration of it (which you don't like) begs me to look, and look again...
    (If you haven't already cut into your remaining fabric, would you consider selling it?)
    Here's hoping you are happier with your next project :-)
    ~ Tracy

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    1. Tracy, thanks so much for your comment. I do like the quilt more since looking at the photographs. Maybe my eye is getting use to it. I have used the rest of the house fabric for backs on 3 baby quilts. I had fat quarters from the same Happy Home line and the houses were fun for the back.

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  6. Wow, this is so interesting and unusual! What a beautiful quilt!

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    1. Thanks, Sonja, it is a bit different but was fun to make.

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  7. Love the quilt, and how everything lined up. Very cute!

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    1. Thanks, Stacy. I love the bright and happy house fabric.

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