Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Double Irish Chain

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Last year I started thinking about new possibilities for a quilt for my bed. In 2012 I made a Swoon quilt, which I absolutely love, but even though I added an additional border, it was always just a little too small to cover our sheets. So I started plotting. I actually started and made a lot of progress on a Double Wedding ring quilt, but I decided it really was not our style, no matter how awesome it would turn out (I'll explain more once I actually finish it later this year.), so I opted for something more simple and traditional. A red and white Double Irish Chain.
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I ended up writing up my own pattern because I couldn't find one that was exactly what I needed. Maybe one day I'll get around to typing it up into a tutorial or pattern. But I ended up with the exact perfect size for our bed.

The fabrics are Watermelon and Soft White Michael Miller Cotton Couture. Cotton Couture is delicious! So soft and silky. I HIGHLY recommend it! And even more awesome is that the red did not bleed AT ALL! I was so scared putting it in the wash, I put 4 color catches in and there wasn't even a slight tint to them when I pulled them out of the wash. 
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 I took the quilt Eagle Mountain Quilting for computerized long arm free motion quilting, the design is called Cotton Candy. I love the curvy texture against the very geometric design of the Irish chain. 
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The backing is Riley Blake bleached denim, a gorgeous light aqua shade! It makes me so happy!!

The quilt finished at 93" square (it was 96" pre-washing), and was made with Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 Batting.

And despite all that is so amazing about the quilt....it's still not quite what I want for the room. =( So it's been listed in my Etsy shop, you can find it HERE.  (And there may be a coupon code for a 20% discount.... blogger )

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Red and white is such a striking combination. And the paint chips taped to the wall made me smile - glad I'm not the only one who has those stuck to the walls. :)

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    1. I'm hoping one day they'll turn into painted walls.

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  2. Wowee!!! This quilt makes me happy too!!! What a show stopper, absolutely gorgeous.

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  3. This is SO gorgeous! Classic, graphic and pretty all rolled into one. What a lucky bed. Great background choice as well. But again, love your I C.

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  4. Perfect! This is just lovely!

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  5. Beautiful! I've made a Swoon top, in the original Ruby fabrics too, but haven't had it quilted yet. I do love it, but I really have to get it in the bed to appreciate it. Red and white is one of my favourite colour combinations. They're my kitchen colours.

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