Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Braided Irish Chain for the Moda Bake Shop

I am so excited about this new Moda Bake Shop Tutorial!  It still seems so surreal that I am even designing for them and here I am with my second tutorial being released.  I am just so excited!  When designing this quilt, I really wanted to bring some flair to a traditional favorite.  I call it Braided Irish Chain.  Have I mentioned how excited I am about this??  So if you get a chance, head on over to the Moda Bake Shop and check it out.  If you love it, don't hesitate to leave a comment letting me know. 


And now that this Moda Bake Shop Tutorial has been published for quite a while, I am now able to post it here on my blog as well for easy convenience ;)   So just follow along below for the full step-by-step tutorial.  And if you just love it, you can get the printer friendly version here :)  
Also, I have since turned this tutorial into a Happy Quilting Pattern with 6 Additional sizes.  This quilt has always been a favorite, so I wanted to remake it very bed size friendly versions, as this tutorial version is a little long and skinny for a queen ;)  

But if you like a Long Queen and want to have room to tuck your pillows in as shown above . . . Here is how to make this version of Braided Irish Chain!!



1 -  A Morris Tapestry Jelly Roll  (I used this collection as I wanted a more traditional collection to match my twisted traditional pattern.  If you want a different collection so that it matches your room or what not, feel free.  You'll just need 40 Jelly Roll Strips.)

2 -  Moda Bella Solids Natural Jelly Rolls (If you are using a different collection make sure your solid coordinates )

2 3/4 Yard - Bella Solid Natural.  (You need exactly 2 3/4 yard so if they don't cut straight at the store, give yourself a bit extra to square things up.)

6 3/4 Yard - Coordinating Print for the Backing.  (You will cut this into three 2 1/4 pieces and sew them together to make the back.)



A quick side note before we start. I tried to make this tutorial very beginner friendly. If you are not a beginner, feel fee to simply skim the instructions for what you need. If you are a beginner and you happen to have questions, please don't hesitate to ask. You can email me at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com. I will try to answer all of your questions asap.  All sewing is done with 1/4 inch seams.


STEP 1 -  CUTTING 

Layout the strips of your jelly roll, lining them up with the 0 line at the base of the board.  I did mine 8 at a time and didn't double them up since you will be making several cuts and don't want things shifting.  


Cut across at the horizontal 16 1/2 inch line on your mat.  Now if your mat is like mine, you don't have a 16 1/2 inch line.  So how do you do this you ask?  Simple, just line your ruler up so that the first 1/2" mark is aligned with the 16 inch line on your mat.  You can check to make sure it is aligned along that 1/2" ruler mark between each of your strips.  So now, your ruler should be placed at exactly 16 1/2" up from the 0 line on your mat.  And just cut across all 8 pieces of your jelly strips.   Now without moving your fabric cut at the 19 inch horizontal line on your mat and the 21 1/2 inch line using the same method you did for the first cut.  This gives you a 33" long piece and 4 pieces that are 2 1/2" square in each print. (and a tiny bit of scrap selvage)  Repeat this process with all 40 of your print jelly roll strips.  Remember to take your time, precise cutting saves time in sewing :)


When you are finished, you should have a stack of (40) 33" long strips and (120) 2 1/2" squares.  This project only requires 54 of those squares.  I picked out 1 of each print and then 14 more squares of my favorite prints.  Set the remaining 66 squares in your stash to make up something fun in the future. (These are perfect for HSTs, as they are already cut and ready to go.)


Now grab your first Bella Solid Jelly Roll.  Isn't it so hard to open them up? They look so cute rolled in a roll.  Go ahead and open it up.  Layout  the jelly roll strips in the same fashion, 8 at a time, lining up along the base of the board on the 0 line.  


You are now going to make the same first cut at 16 1/2 inch line (using your ruler to create the line) . Then without moving any of your fabric, cut again along the 21 inch line on your mat.  This gives you a 33" strip and two 4 1/2" pieces out of each strip.  Repeat this process for all 40 strips in your Jelly Roll.   

 

Now we need to cut a few remaining pieces.  So break open your second solid Jelly Roll.  Lay out 6 strips from your jelly roll however, this time lay them slightly over the 0 line.  Only like 1/4".    
 

Start by aligning your ruler along the horizontal 0 line on your mat and cut off the tiny overhang.  So now you won't have any pieces that are folded.  Without moving any fabrics, slide your ruler up to the 8 1/2 inch line and cut horizontal.  (Now I know there is no 8 1/2" line but you are a pro at the ruler trick by now).  Continue to slide your ruler up and cut along the horizontal 17 inch line on your mat. Once more, slide your ruler up and cut along the 21 1/2" line. You should have four 8 1/2" strips and two 4 1/2" pieces out of each of the 6 strips.  So (24) 8 1/2" long pieces and 12 more 4 1/2" long pieces.

And now, we only need 4 more 4 1/2" pieces from our jelly roll.  So get one more strip out, line it up and cut 4 more 4 1/2" pieces.  I choose to take it from the top doubled up.  You can do that or whatever works best for your and your scrap needs.  

We are done with the pre-cut cutting.  Go ahead and pull out your solid yardage of neutral fabric.  (And iron it first; don't follow my poor example. I cut this one strip and then ironed because I already had my camera out and didn't want to forget where I was).  You are going to cut (22) 4 1/2" strips out of your yardage. 

Simply line your fabric along any vertical line on the far right of your mat making sure that the fold runs evenly across the 0 line on the bottom of your mat. If the edge of your fabric is not straight, line up your ruler on a vertical mat line closest to the edge of your fabric and cut along the mat line, giving you a nice straight edge to work with.  Now,  count over 4 1/2" on your mat, align your ruler along the top and bottom of that measurement and cut.  Keep doing this until you run out of mat and then start over repeating until you have 22 strips.    

You are going to take those strips and cut them up some more.  First, you are going to take 6 strips and cut them into four 10 1/2" pieces for a total of (24) 10 1/2" x 4 1/2" pieces.  You can do this the same way we cut the jelly roll strips before.  Line 3 strips along the bottom of your mat slightly hanging over the 0 line.  Cut along the 0 horizontal line.  Then measure up 10 1/2" and using your ruler trick, cut at 10 1/2 inches.  Then measure up another 10 1/2 inches which will put you at the 21 inch horizontal mat line and cut again.  Repeat this process with the other 3 strips.

Your almost there, just one more set of cuts.  Now you are going to cut the remaining 16 strips and cut them into six 6 1/2" pieces for a total of  (96) 6 1/2" x 4 1/2" pieces.  Once again, we are going to use the same method as above.  Line 3 strips along the bottom of your mat slightly hanging over the 0 line.  Cut along the 0 horizontal line.  Then measure up 6 1/2" and using your ruler trick, cut at 6 1/2 inches.  Then measure up another 6 1/2 inches which will put you at the 13 inch horizontal mat line and cut again. Now measure up 6 1/2" more to 19 1/2" and using your ruler, cut horizontal again.  There is some extra scrap along the top.   Repeat this process for all 22 strips.

Wow, you did it!!  Remember, this is a large quilt, so it is a large cutting job!  Just as a checklist, this is what you should have.  I made this picture a little larger so that you could see my little handwritten notes :)


STEP 2 - STRIP PIECING

Okay, so no one wants to stitch all of those squares together individually.  To save a huge amount of time, we are going to sew our strips together first, and then cut.  I call this Strip Piecing, I don't know if that is the technical name for this method but it works for me.  In this method, we are going to take a 33 inch strip of solid and a 33 inch strip of your print and sew them together.  So this is the idea of what it will look like.  As a side note, I like to turn my stitch length down a bit for strip piecing.  Since I will be going back and cutting these all up I find it helps to keep edges from coming undone.  This is a personal preference, you do what you feel comfortable with.

With right sides together, lay your 33" strip on top of your solid strip.  Now remember, the picture only shows three but you will be doing this with all 40 of your sets of strips.  Where the pen indicates, you will sew a 1/4" seam down the full length of your strip.  Don't worry about pinning, just line them up by hand and feed them through, focusing on keeping the pieces matching where you are sewing your seam.  If you get to the bottom of the piece and the one piece overhangs a little no worries, I made allowance for that in the cutting.  

Once you get to the bottom of the strip, simply feed the next set of strips in.  This is called Chain Stitching and it saves so much time and it is a lot of fun as well.  We also will be using it a ton in this tutorial so enjoy the practice.  Just keep feeding those sets of strips through your machine until you have sewn together all 40 sets. 

Okay, so you have finished sewing the 40 strips.  Now you will go ahead and cut the threads between them.  

Now to pressing.  This project has a lot of little squares put together and for that reason, I choose to press my seams open.  I found it really helped reduce bulk.  With that said, I know pressing is a very personal thing, so if you are not a fan of pressing seams open, press them whichever way you like.

And back to cutting.  I know, but I promise, this is the last of cutting.  You now have 40 beautiful 33" long sets of strips.  We are going to cut them down into 2 1/2" pieces.  You got this right.  Just like we did before. Line up 4 to 5 strips along the bottom.  (I know it is tempting here to stack up several pieces on top of each other but fight the urge). Cut a nice straight edge using your 0 line.  Then keep measuring up 2 1/2 inches slicing as you go.  In the end, you have (13) 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 sets of 2 patches with a little bit of leftover for wiggle room from each print.

Continue this process with all 40 of your sets.  You should have 520 little 2 patch rectangles.  Aren't they adorable.  I left mine in stacks like this and choose randomly.  I would suggest not playing with them much as they are cut after being sewn and if they are mixed up in a bag or thrown around to much the seams can start to come undone. 

STEP 3 -  CREATING BUILDING BLOCKS

Each of the blocks in this quilt are made up of smaller "building blocks".  We are going to start with what I call the opposite 4 patch block.  Now I have tried to really detail this process because not only does it create "building blocks," it goes over the basic building steps of piecing quilts that will be used over and over in this tutorial.  So here we go.  Start by grabbing 2 sets of your 2 patch rectangles. Align them so that the prints and solids are opposite.


Now lay your first piece over on to the other piece.  When I say lay, I don't mean pick up and possibly spin around and then lay.  I like to think that whatever two pieces I am going to be sewing have a hinge between them.  When it is laid out, you simply lift the top piece and "fold" it over onto the bottom piece without changing anything where the seam or "hinge" would be.  I know this sounds silly with this little piece but the rest of the tutorial is based on understanding this and it is really easy to mix up where your seams are being sewn if you don't keep an eye on it.  So with that being said, I tried to slightly alter the alignment on this picture to illustrate this point. 

Whenever you are aligning two pieces that have seams in the same spot, you always want to make sure those seams align perfectly.  Don't worry about how the edges line up as much.  The seam is the most important.  

So go ahead and pin your piece where you will be sewing your 1/4 inch seam ie where your "hinge" would be.  (Sorry, I just realized that after I picked this piece up to take a picture of it I turned it over when I pinned it, I hope that doesn't cause confusion.) 

We are going to be making 144 of these opposite 4 patch squares.  So go ahead and pin up a bunch (I did mine in groups of 50, 50, and 44 as that is how many pins I had.)  Now that you have a huge stack of pinned sets, you are going to stitch them.  Sew a 1/4" seam, making sure to pull out pins as you come to them.  Just keep feeding your pieces through, chain stitching a long line of opposite 4 patches.

After you're done with a group of four patches, go ahead and clip your threads between pieces.

Once again, press your seams open (or your preference) for your set of 4 patches.

Keep repeating this process until you have 144 Four Patch Opposite Squares.  Aren't they cute?

Now we are going to be making the Same Four Patch Squares.  I know, not a great name, but it is all I could come up with.  You will be making 96 of these 4 patches.  Align your first two pieces so that your prints are next to one another and your solids are also next to one another.  

Just like before, you are going to make sure your seam lines up.  Also, notice the difference on how your squares line up.  You know you are right if your prints are together and your solids are together.  Go ahead and pin at the seam first, and then along the edges.  Do this for your first batch of 50 or so till you run out of pins.  (I know, tons of pinning, but it doesn't take much brain power, feel free to multi-task while pinning.  I found it was a great thing to do while helping my son with his homework.)

Now start sewing your 1/4 inch seam, chain stitching your batch of 4 patches.  Remember to pull pins as you go along.  

Clip your threads between pieces and then press.  Repeat this process with your whole batch.

When you are finished, you should have 96 Same Four Patch Squares.  Way to go!!

You only need a few more building blocks and they are already made.  Pull out 24 of your 2 patch rectangles.  This is a great opportunity to set aside any duplicates you might still have.  

So now you have 16 extra 2 patch squares.  Set these aside for a future project. 

Now that the building blocks are made, you are ready to start making the blocks for the quilt.  The next steps will walk you through making block A, B, C, and sashing. 

STEP 4 - BLOCK A

You will be making 24 Block A's.  For each instruction, make sure you are doing it 24 times (unless otherwise noted).  It always saves time to do things in an assembly line.  Get 48 Opposite Four Patch Squares, (48) 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" solid rectangles, (48) 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" solid rectangles, and 24 printed 2 1/2" squares.  

This is the layout for the block.  Go ahead and sew your columns together and then your rows 24 times. 


STEP 5 - BLOCK B

You will be making 24 Block B's.  For each instruction make sure you are doing it 24 times (unless otherwise noted).  You know the drill about saving time.   Get all 96 of your  Same Four Patch Squares, 48 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" solid rectangles, 24 2 1/2" x 8 1/2" solid rectangles, and 24 printed 2 1/2" squares.

This is the layout for Block B.  (Sorry, I forgot to spread out the pieces to make it easier to tell  the pieces). Sew your columns together and then your rows 24 times.




STEP 6 - BLOCK C
You will be making 6 Block C's.  Yes that's right , you only have to make 6 of something!  Here is what you need to make your 6 Block C's.  24 of your Opposite Four Patch squares, 24 of your 2 patch rectangles, and  6 of the 2 1/2" squares.

Here is the layout for Block C. Sew your columns together and then your rows 6 times.



STEP 7 - SASHING
Okay, so now you're asking, why are we putting the sashing together before we put together what we are going to sash?  And the answer is, because when we get those big huge blocks together and you are so close to seeing your quilt complete, the last thing you are going to want to do is fiddle with sashing. So I like to do them early so they are ready when you are. Grab the remaining 72 Opposite Four Patch Squares, 24 of the solid 4 1//2" x 10 1/2" rectangles, and 48 of the 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" solid rectangles.  


So this is the layout of your sashing.   You will be making 24 sets of each layout.  Make sure that you have 24 sets where the top left hand corner of your four patch is a colored print and 24 sets where the top left hand corner of the four patch is your solid.  This is really easy to flip so pay close attention.  Sew your sashing.

Split your sashing's into 2 piles of 12.  Go ahead and set one pile aside, they are done.  The other pile of 12 we will be adding corner squares onto.  Here is the layout for the corner squares.  Grab the last of your opposite four patch squares.  This is where we finish up using your "building blocks".  

Make sure that your Corner Squares layout match these.  Once again, it is really easy to spin and block and then your chain will not quite link up.  Sew your corner blocks on.  

And there you have it, 12 Sashing's with corner blocks added.  Pat yourself on the back!  

STEP 8 - THE BIG BLOCKS
This is where you really get to see the quilt come together.  You will be making 6 "Big Blocks". For each  "Big Block" you will need 4 Block A, 4 Block B, and 1 Block C.  here is how they will be laid out.

Sew the rows together.  This is what your Row 1 looks like.  You should have 6 of them.

Now onto Row 2. This is what it should look like when finished.  You should have 6 of them.

And you guessed it, same concept for row 3.  This is what it should look like when finished.  Remember - 6 :)

Now that your Rows are all made lay them out and sew them together - 6 times :). 


For each Big Block you need 2 regular sashing's and 2 sashing's with corner blocks.  Here is the layout.  The regular sashing's are layed on the left and right hand side of your block and the sashing's with corners are added to the top and bottom of your block.  

We'll add the left and right hand regular sashing first.  

Here is what it should look like.  Super nice!!

Now you are ready to add the sashings with the corner blocks to the top and bottom of your block.  Make sure to pin lining up seams and sew 6 times.

And there you have it!  6 Big Blocks that have been sashed and are ready to be put into your quilt top.

STEP 9 - FINISHING THE QUILT
I totally had to rearrange my living room in order to lay out the six blocks for a picture.  You can see all the furniture on the side, tee hee hee.  Go ahead and lay out your 6 blocks in three rows of 2 blocks each.  You can spin your blocks as much as you like to get the look that is pleasing to your eye. Sew blocks into rows and then rows together.



And there you have it, your completed top!  Isn't it amazing.  Ya, I did a little dance in my living room at this point in time.  Go ahead, do your own dance, you deserve it!!

So now it is time to turn that finished quilt top into a finished Quilt ;)  Time to  Baste It, Quilt It, and Bind It!!!  Which is a whole lot in one little sentence.  If you are new to quilting, you can see my Finishing Your Quilt Series of video tutorials that will walk you through Basting, Quilting, and Binding step by step ;)

 I quilted this quilt on my little "Bernadette" the Bernette Bernina so don't be afraid.  It is possible to quilt this without a long arm!  (If you missed that, yes, I named my sewing machine Bernadette).  Use 10 of your extra solid jelly roll strips to do the binding.   



And you are done and have one Beautiful Braided Irish Chain quilt measuring 76 x 114.  Enjoy!!!  



I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and if you make your own Braided Irish Chain Quilt I would love to see it!!  You can email me a picture at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com or add it to my flickr group here or post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc ;)  I can't wait to see your Braided Irish Chain Quilts!!!


Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!
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327 comments:

  1. Awesome quilt and I love anything with a four or 9 patch. Your choice of fabrics looks great. I would love to be the winner of your giveaway. I am adding you to my list of favorites when I am done here. Keep up the great work. Great tutorial.

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  2. The quilt is lovely and the tutorial is excellent! Congrats on doing such a good job an....

    dang it!..... got so excited about your quilt I burnt my bagel!!

    Oh well, thanks for doing such a good job - love the quilt!!!

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  3. That quilt is stunning, and your tutorial makes it look so easy! I'm actually partway through that I Spy quilt I won from your blog a LONG time ago, so maybe I'm ready to try a "real" quilt? And them I'm testing a little toy fairy pattern for a blog friend, which isn't quilting at all but very cute =)

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  4. I just became a follower after seeing you on the Moda bakeshop. Great job...

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  5. By the way, love the tutorial...i have a pattern for an irish chain that i bought during my first year of quilting and have been fearing it ever since....i think i will try yours first, looks much more pleasant....
    cheers

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  6. Wow! How cool. I love the quilt, It's a little intimidating, but I'd love a chance at it!

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  7. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your talent. Your tutorial is great...love all the pictures! Since it is almost Halloween I am I working on costumes...the Wicked Witch of the West and Glenda the Good Witch. :o)

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  8. The link on Moda isn't working for the Printer friendly version?

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  9. This quilt reminds me a lot of one my grandmother and I made together!! And by "together" I mean she made 85% of it and I sewed a couple squares together ;)

    I have to say, I'm much more fond of the simplistic/white/light quilts than the BAM in your face COLORS COLORS COLORS!!

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  10. Oh, and I'm a new follower!! And very excited to read more, you seem like a really fun gal!!

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  11. After seeing you on MBS, I have become a follower. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. And I'm a long-time follower of your blog =)

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  13. It is so nice to see a traditional project on MBS - and a bed size project - cool! Love the twist. Bet this one will become quite popular.

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  14. I love your quilt! In the photo it looks almost like a pixelated Irish Chain, which gives it a modern look...the colors you've chosen also give it a modern twist. Can't wait to use your tutorial and try one.

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  15. I've become a follower of yours! Thanks to Moda Bake Shop for the link.

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  16. Just seen you on Moda bakeshop! Really really love it. Am over half way through an insanity quilt of 1333 hexagons! Really don't need to fall in love with another project right now, but would be so tempted to make this one!

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  17. I'm pretty new to quilting, I'm loving all of the neat blogs I keep finding through the Moda Bakeshop! I love Moda fabrics, but can usually only afford the cheap knockoffs at Walmart in the dollar bin. I really hope I win, so I can use something of quality! I especially want to win, because I'd love to make this quilt for my own bed, as right now all I have is a microfleece throw meant for the couch! LoL - Jody Edwards jody.edwards@yahoo.com

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  18. Also just became a follower!

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  19. Would you ship to the UK if I won or is it US only? I'd love to give it a try, I've just finished a baby quilt for a friend, I learnt a lot and if you don't look closely it looks great ;)

    Sarah.bowyer@ntlworld.com

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  20. I am now a follower - love spring fling!

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  21. What a beautiful quilt! Thanks for the chance to win the fabric to make it with! :0)

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  22. I really like your Braided Irish Chain quilt. Great Moda tutorial. It would be wonderful to win - I can definitely see that quilt on my bed!

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  23. That is beautiful. Thank you so much for posting on the Moda bake Shop. (obviously I am not postng a comment for the drawing)

    Great job!

    modalissa.blogspot.com

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  24. I can't wait to try this out!!! Now I just need my baby to sleep and to win the giveaway!

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  25. Your tutorial looks great for beginners, like you said. :) Good work!!

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  26. Your MBS Braided Irish Chain is wonderful! I was unable to get the Printer Friendly Version link to work so I wandered over here - glad I did - what a great blog!

    What am I working on? Geez, I have about 5 pieced quilts underway, about 7 appliqued underway, a couple of embroidery projects and I have just dipped my toe into the world of wool and started a candle mat.

    I'd love to win the jelly roll and backing fabric! Hope you pick me - it's my birthday today!

    Thank you for the opportunity!

    Janet
    jfquilts@gmail.com

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  27. I also just became a follower!

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  28. I love the tutorial! I am bookmarking it for a future project. :)

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  29. Aahh! It's been a crazy morning since 7 and I decided to check blog land for a pick-me-up. Your Irish Chain did the trick, thanks. I've wanted to try one, I think it will especially help with my need to "make nicer seams". Right now I'm working on Bee blocks, random leaders and enders in the form of paper pieced 1/2 sq. triangles and it's working out neat. Back to work..

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  30. ... and I also added you to my Google Reader. :)

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  31. I like your blog, and am now a Follower and also subscribed in GReader. Have a great day. You're so cheerful even in your writing it makes me smile across computer land.

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  32. Beautiful quilt...I can't imagine quilting it on a regular machine! Love the way you added something to the traditional and made it yours!

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  33. What a neat design! I love scrappy quilts and the fabric choices bump this one up several notches! Beautiful work!

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  34. I love the quilt: I have been thinking about making a scrappy traditional log cabin but maybe I will twist it.

    I have only ever done one quilt tutorial -- the road trip from cluck cluck sew -it came together quickly so, I am ready to try more. the best part was all the pictures along the way

    I live in pa the weather is cold rainy and dreary

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  35. I'm now a follower! I love finding new blogs!

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  36. I absolutely love your quilt. I don't know how I feel about tutorials because I've never followed one (gasp). I found the quilting blog world all of a week ago and OMG. TUTORIALS! Unfortunately, I had to deal with a husband tapping his foot and pointing at my existing stack of quilts that I hadn't finished. Particularly the one HE picked out fabric for. So... yeah.

    I do love this quilt and I think it's going to be my first tutorial ever.

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  37. I would love to be included in your drawing for this wonderful prize.

    I have just gotten into the world of quilting tutorials and am loving every bit I get. My family is going to think I am crazy because at this rate we will not have anything blanket wise from the store. We will have beautiful hand made items from me only in the house.

    OH NO!!! I have gotten the quilting/needlework disease! LOL

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  38. I am a follower and am so excited about this giveaway.

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  39. I am already a follower...and so glad I am, what a lovely quilt.

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  40. Actually I just came from Moda Bake Shop ;o) I have a soft spot for traditional quilts, and I absolutely LOOOOVE your twist on Irish Chain! Your tutorial has been duly saved to my computer!

    What I like or dislike about tutorials... I love pictures! The more the better (saves me from reading instructions *lol*). Other than that - that they are kept simple to follow, not too "wordy" (if you know what I mean).

    What project I'm working on... ehhh... make that plural... very much so... but what's currently on the floor (ok, I work on the floor) is: a lovely snowman/snowball winter quilt with some embroideries done by a dear friend, a scrappy homespun/brushed cottons version of one of Carrie Nelson's quilts, and a very secret project...

    The weather in Oslo, Norway today is very typical October; chilly, a little windy, but at the moment no rain :o)

    What else to say... PICK ME, PLEASE!?!?!? ;o)

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  41. I've also been following you since day one of my awareness of the quilt blog world.

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  42. Love the pattern. Thanks for sharing!

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  43. For something about myself, I am sure everyone is sick of hearing how I have five sons, or that I live in amerika Samoa but will soon be leaving. So let's find something new.....hummm everyone knows I love chocolate, hot tamales, but I could eat my way out of a pot of spagetti...oh boy could I>>>>have a great day!

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  44. I'm now officially a follower of your blog :o)

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  45. Tell me about you, about what you like or dislike about quilting tutorials, about the weather where you live, about how much you love this quilt (I had to throw it in there), about what project you are working on, or anything really! Make me smile or giggle. I love to laugh!

    I am an older than your typical blogger. At least, from what I see in my travels, I am older. I live in TX and the weather here has been cool in the mornings and evenings and hot during the day.

    I am loving the tutorials! I just haven't been able to do one yet on account of my room being too small to do multiple projects at a time. I need to finish the Maxine quilt for my Mother.

    I'm thinking that this might be a perfect quilt for our bed. The background in green and the "chain" in purple colors.

    Thanks for providing the tutorial and doing the giveaway!

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  46. I am a follower now! It was strange, I thought I was a public follower since I already am following you via Google Reader. Apparently not!

    Thanks for the second opportunity to win!

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  47. I LOVE your quilt and tutorial. This is the first thing for awhile at the Bakeshop that I thought, "Wow! I need to make that!" Great job!

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  48. I am now a follower. Thanks for the chance to win that Beautiful fabric!

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  49. Love the tutorial! You make it look so easy!!! Beautiful quilt!

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  50. Oh and I just signed up to follow your blog!

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  51. I saw your wonderful tutorial at the bake shop, and I am so excited by it! My husband's nephew is getting married next year, and I would love to make this for the newlyweds

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  52. and I have signed up to follow you :-)

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  53. I love your braided IC design - it's a great new take on the norm. Thanks for sharing your talents with the rest of us!!!

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  54. ...and BAM! Just like that, I'm a follower! I'm looking forward to wanderig around your blog!

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  55. This is SO fabulous! LOVE it!!! (my favorite Bake Shop pattern ever? Care to make it a quilt along?) ;)

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  56. This is great - gorgeous fabrics for this design! I'm recently back into quilting, so it's really helpful to have such detailed tutorials to refresh my memory - thanks for all the time you put in! The photos really help.

    I've got back into things with a few small projects (mostly for Christmas presents!) to help build my confidence but this looks like a great larger project to get into next!

    I'm actually a corporate lawyer living in NYC (not your typical quilter, perhaps!) with very little free time, but it is so much fun to decompress by quilting when I do get a few free minutes to myself :)

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  57. Hi Melissa - I came over from the Moda Bake Shop and impressed with your tutorial. I am working on a coat, hat and mittens for my six month old granddaughter because it's getting cold here in Minnesota. I'm going to make your version of Irish Chain, just not sure what fabric.

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  58. I saw your quilt on MBS and said 'OH! I Love this quilt!! That's fabulous!' as I practically jumped out of my chair. So here I am to say that this is a beautiful quilt. And I am happy to have found your blog. and something about me - yes, I truly have chickens - Venti, Ridgey, Florence, Gerty, Trudy (two barred rocks that look very similar, hence the two-part name: ger-trude), and Comet

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  59. And I'm a new follower. Looking forward to seeing more of your projects!

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  60. Loved your tutorial. Thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway.
    Jenfer96@comcast.net

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  61. I'm a new follower also!
    Jenfer96@comcast.net

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  62. Your quilt is beautiful! I really want to make a queen-sized quilt for our bed, this would look so great! THANKS for the chance!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  63. I follow :)
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  64. Great quilt! I think it would look awesome with Maison de Garance which I love desperately! Thanks for the chance!

    PS: I live in Southern California and it is raining here all week! In October? What the flip flop?

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  65. This comment is for Elaine at elainehow@gmail.com who sent me an email because her comment wasn't working :) Thanks for playing :)

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  66. This comment is for Elaine at elainehow@gmail.com who sent me an email because her comment wasn't working :) She is following :)

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  67. I really like your quilt! It is like a ferris wheel for the eyes. I am working on halloween costumes. . .if my son can decide what he wants to be. He changes his mind about every hour. I would love to win some Moda fabric. I just love everything they have. contact me at wanoniem at yahoo dot com.

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  68. and you already know I'm a follower. :)

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  69. I just love your Bake Shop pattern! I'm dying to print it out, but the printer friendly version isn't uploaded yet. But I'm busy with a few other projects, so I've got time to wait. ;-) It's ugly and rainy here, not good for the aches and pains, so I'm refusing to look outside. L OL

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  70. I live in MN with my husband. I am a design engineer. I love quilting tutorials. I have learned so much. And the Moda ones are so great for beginners. The weather here is sunny, but only 46 degrees. I wish it were still summer. I just completed a Halloween table runner, and this quilt looks like so much fun to make!

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  71. I live in Mt Juliet, TN, right outside of Nashville. The weather is GRRRREAT, very fallish. Cool morning, 70-80 in the afternoon. I am quilting a baby quilt for my nephew's first son, due anytime. Then I need to finish up a quilt for my son's fall festival at school. Then I have to start and finish my Secret Santa gift. Do you see a pattern here? and I don't mean a quilt pattern. I am definitely putting your quilt on my list. I have a black and white bedroom with a little red thrown in and this quilt would be perfect. But the giveway fabric would look good in my bedroom. Maybe 2 quilts??? You are now added to my favorites.

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  72. crazycowgirlbec@yahoo.comOctober 19, 2010 at 9:45 AM

    I have never braved this type of design. I am also just learning how to quilt since I'm getting better at piecing the front.
    We got a new german shorthaired pointer puppy named Avery and she is adorable.

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  73. I left a comment on Moda's site also, which is rare for me--takes a lot to pull me out lurkdom he heh he However, you are truly a designer after my heart. I love bit open blocks which draw the eye around. This quilt combined with its easy cuts, sewing and construction are just "my cuppa tea". Thank you so much!
    Carmen in Alaska

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  74. What a great givaway. Love your Moda Bake Shop Pattern. I would love to win this jelly roll & backing fabric. This would look great in my spare room. Keep up the great work

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  75. I've been reading your blog for a long time, but didn't realize I had forgotten to officially follow -- now I'm official!

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  76. The quilt turned out beautiful! I'd love to win the fabric -- I haven't yet added a quilt by French General to my collection and I've been meaning to do so for a while.

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  77. What a fabulous project and an amazing give-away! I would love to make this quilt. I just took my first "big quilt" to the quilter, and I can't WAIT to pick it up later this week. I'm impressed that you do your very own quilting on a large quilt. I haven't attempted that. . .yet!

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  78. Hi! I'm a fairly new quilter.
    I love quilting tutorials because they are the only quilting classes I've taken so far! I love your quilt -- it is gorgeous -- but the size is daunting.

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  79. I am now a follower - great to have another quilting blog to check out! My e-mail is tkelwag@gmail.com.

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  80. Wow! What a great giveaway! And congratulations on a beautiful quilt and getting to feature on Moda...how exciting!
    On a side note, I can't believe you have 4 children! You look so young. AND you're able to get quilts completed! Wow...VERY impressive! :)

    Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!
    ~Teresa
    www.sew-aneedlepullingthread.blogspot.com

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  81. OH! I almost forgot to add my extra entry! I am already a follower.

    ~Teresa :)

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  82. Great tutorial! I just love the classic look ☺
    I have been obsessed with getting some maison de garance lately too-so pretty!

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  83. Wow - i have always wanted to make a quilt that large, might be time to give it a try!

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  84. And I just became a follow too! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  85. I've been looking for something like this for ages--something that will be interesting enough to make a good bedspread, but not so busy that the rest of the room needs to be designed around it. Thanks!

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  86. This is one of the nicest giveaways I've seen in a long time...mainly because the fabric is so beautiful! Thank you Moda and thank you, Melissa. Your quilt is wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous fabric.

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  87. And seeing your wonderful work..can't help but become a follower. You will have a great time in blog land...wonderful quilters will welcome you.

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  88. What a great new take on a traditional quilt. Love it!
    Sally

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  89. I became a follower as soon as I clicked on this blog because I knew I was gonna love it but the giveaway makes it all a bonus.

    Thanks,
    Sheila

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  90. Oh goodness what don't I love about quilting.......
    But I did notice in your pics that your quilting this on a regular sewing machine, do you have any trouble doing this? I've done some small ones on my machine but when they get to be twin size or bigger it seems like there just is not enough room in the center for all that bulk,,,,any hints here?

    Happy sewing,
    Sheila Heichel
    magicaldamselfly@gmail.com

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  91. I LOVE Maison de Garance! Would sew LOVE to win this giveaway! Nice quilt, by the way........

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  92. I am a new follower of your blog. :o)

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  93. LOVE your tutorial and Moda was so generous to send you extra's for a giveaway! Maison de Garance will be perfect for this with a nice light tan/taupe background fabric! What I LOVE about quilting tutorials is that it keeps my mind going! I am never without a new idea for a quilt because of Moda's Bake Shop and all the tutorials! Keep the mind and body going so that darn ''old-timers'' disease can be shrugged off if at all possible! LOL

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  94. I have become a follower and added you to my blog list!

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  95. I just took my first quilting class and I am HOOKED! Just bought some charm packs to make my first quilt (on my own)!

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  96. I am so excited about this giveaway! As soon as I saw your tutorial at MBS, I knew I wanted to try to make this quilt. And then you're giving away a jelly roll and yardage from one of my current favorite lines from a favorite company - the backing fabric, how cool is that?!!! - just fantastic!

    About me: a pastor's wife and mom of 3 young adults, new quilter, and about to move to a new ministry in a new town. Busy times, but exciting times! I can't wait to get set up in my new sewing room - my husband will have his own study in our new house - and settle down to some quilting.

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  97. Your Irish Chain is great - especially with your personal twist. I am working on a film strip quilt right now and have a couple of others in mind. Thanks for the give away.

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  98. I have been looking for a quilt pattern that I think would suit my MIL and finally this is it. Its just perfect thank you.

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  99. Now I want to make an Irish Chain quilt! Your tutorial was very detailed but explained exactly how to make it. The final quilt was beautiful.

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  100. I have become a follower of your blog!!

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  101. I'm just a newbie when it comes to quilting, so I'm doing very small projects right now. I would love to make a beautiful quilt for our master bed and the giveaway fabric would give me a great start! :) (email: Lynarri@gmail.com)

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  102. I adore this quilt, I can totally see myself making it out of scraps!

    Weather here in the pacific northwest has finally gotten chilly at night, so I need to quilt and bind a couple of tops that I've been neglecting so I can be warmer at night!

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  103. Wow what a lovely quilt. You must feel like you are on a cloud...
    I have just the machine to help me cut all those pieces.
    Love to win..

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  104. Love your quilt! Great pictures, which is my favorite part of tutorials. I have a lot of quilts in progress. I am falling behind, as I have not gotten much quilting done after my 3rd daughter was born this summer. Starting to get back on track though, with a mini bear paw quilt. Love the fabric in your giveaway!

    karen624@gmail.com

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  105. I just did a triple Irish chain, but I love your idea even more.

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  106. I am working on my biggest quilt yet. It will be 96" square. I am quilting it in 3 sections.
    Your quilt is beautiful!!

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  107. I live in beautiful north central Idaho and the weather is just now starting to turn cooler which is getting my quilt juices going. I am a self taught quilter of about 5 years and use the internet for most of my info. I love this quilt and the tutorial is wonderful with all the pics and detail directions. Now if I can just get brave enough to free motion such a big quilt with my bernina.. your picture inspires me though! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  108. I love the quilt and the tutorial is great. Just found you and really enjoy your blog. I have been quilting 30 years and sewing atleast 50. I started blogging almost two years ago. It has been so fun and I really enjoy seeing what others are doing.

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  109. Oh and I just became a follower!

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  110. Hi Melissa, Wow, what a gorgeous quilt and it would be a beauty made with Maison de Garance. I am working on a small quilt in 30s reproduction fabrics and this would be a welcome change from my current project. Thanks for posting this design, I love it!! : ) ~~Lisa

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  111. I am now a follower of Happy Quilting Melissa. Thanks for posting your design to the Moda Bake Shop. ~~Lisa

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  112. This is a great pattern. I think I'll give it a whirl, over the winter.

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  113. hi I love this quilt and your tutorial is VERY easy to follow, love all the pictures. I make the same face when I'm quilting, you don't realize how hard you are concentrating! stippling is my favorite, but I work hard at making designs and not crossing over the lines.

    thanks for sharing your quilt and having a give away.

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  114. That quilt is so pretty! I'm just learning to quilt, and have much to learn. I found your blog through Moda, and I'm enjoying reading it. Your instructions are great, so I'm going to give this a try. I probably need to check with my mom first though - I can piece a quilt, but don't know what to do next, so my mom always takes pity on me and quilts them for me!

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  115. hi again, i am following you now :)
    sounds like a stalker LOL

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  116. Thank you for the great pattern and tutorial - Awesome

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  117. My wife and I are in DO school out here in Kirksville and she gets bored while I'm studying! (I bet you can relate to this) So... she wants a new hobby and has chosen quilting! With you giving this away right now it's like we're MEANT to win this. :) Alex-formerly Elder Swan

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  118. Hi Melissa, I love tutorials because I have not one creative thought in my head. However, I confess it would be so helpful if those creating the tutorials put the written directions maybe at the bottom so I could print them out with maybe a picture of the finished product. To print the whole tutorial is often page after page after page. I've been sewing long enough that I don't have to see a picture of every step, though I know others might need them. So, maybe the whole tutorial, and then at the bottom a short version? I love the Irish Chain by the way - my mother made one many years ago and I've always wanted to make one too. Don't you wonder why it's Irish, not Scottish or Scandinavian or German or Chinese? I wonder things like that. And no, I did not used to be a blonde. I'm just ditzy sometimes. I blame my age, cause when I do others just nod and say, oh yea. :) blessings, marlene

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  119. woah look at that!! you are so awesome!! I Love the quilt and the giveway!!

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  120. and yes, im a follower! :) ;)

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  121. HELP I'm afaid of cutting my jelly rolls ! but this pattern may HELP! just don't want to waste it so I just fondle it! thanks for pattern ( i always print them and think how nice it would be to make) but AFRAID to cut FABRIC its not that i don't have any LOL

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  122. Oh yes, I am definitely following your blog now for inspiration!

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  123. I know what my next quilt will be! This is just lovely. I think my only challenge will be how to quilt it once I get the top finished. Course my son would say, 'You mean you're supposed to QUILT it? I thought you just made tops and put them in the cabinet to look at...'
    Thank you for the great giveaway.
    snuginmyden@yahoo.com

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  124. sorry, can't tell which happy follower i am, but it's all in the tea cups :)
    thx for the xtra opp to enter :))

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  125. oops needed to leave you something wild or wonky :)...
    ok, have you ever found a pattern for a wonky teacup pattern out of australia? i had actually made this darling as a vertical strip wallhanging & how it's disappeared i fear to think ?! ...
    someone else LoVeD it too me thinks... so anyway,
    IF you know of said design, i'd be in your debt to rcv same from you & make me another! life's too short to be w/o wonky teacups! :))

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  126. Wow! You seriously outdid yourself. That quilt is awesome and I'm not just saying that. It's going on my list of things to make...after the holidays because that bad boy is for me me me!

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  127. What a lovely quilt and great instructions!

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  128. I love this quilt!! It is great. I would love to do this one. I will add it to my MANY that I want to make. That offer of fabric is wonderful. That was very nice of Moda to do that. Great job on the tutorial. Keep them coming. You do a great job of explaning how to make a quilt.

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  129. Wow Melissa,
    That is one amazing quilt. My eyes are going all over it following the lines. That is a true work of art, good job. As for me, I have been head down, bum up trying to get through my stack of doll, quilting and personal sewing projects. I never do anything in a small way, I always have a million things going at once, but they all actually get done.
    The weather is beautiful, sunny with a fall crispness in the air, my favourite time of year. Thank you and to Mode for this great tutorial (love tutorials, big and small) and for this giveaway...I'm off to join your blog as a follower. Have a great week, Romona

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  130. Congratulations on your Moda Bakeshop tutorial! Love it! It really is a beautiful quilt.

    I love quilting tutorials that answer all (or most of my questions). Good photos too!

    The weather here is a bit warm. It was *perfect* this past weekend. Not many days like that here in Florida. :)

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  131. I'm a new follower and I look forward to getting to know you. I LOVE reading blogs - I find them very inspirational.

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  132. wow, gorgeous quilt, and awesome giveaway!

    I'm a bit useless with patterns, I just like to gather my fabrics and then use them like a paintbox, arranging them until I'm happy. I've never made a quilt to a pattern, and couldn't imagine doing that! I'm much more free-form than that :)
    Actually that's not true! I did use a pattern for a kaffe fasset rice bowl quilt, but made it into a coffee cup quilt :)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/wiccked/sets/72157616565049422/

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  133. and now I'm following your blog too :)

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  134. Your quilt looks great and would look equally good in Maison de Garance. I'm working on a Hallowe'en quilt for my son using the Ghastlies fabric because he's a fan of Edward Gorey.

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  135. Hi there! I just discovered your blog through the MBS. Just love your quilt and would LOVE to win this beautiful, beautiful fabric!

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  136. Ok done! Just became a follower! :-)

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  137. Love your tutorial. I will definitely be making this quilt in the future.
    Thanks for the giveaway too.

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  138. This is a beautiful quilt, Melissa! I love the movement of it. Since I'm not talented, I really like tutorials that give close-up photos of tricky to explain steps. Your tute seems very clear. Thanks!

    Leslie S. in MN
    esclante at comcast dot net

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  139. I'm a follower now.

    Leslie S. in MN
    esclante at comcast dot net

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  140. Melissa, your Braided IC is gorgeous and so different! Super tutorial, especially for a someone not quite confident yet. Even tho I've been making quilts over 20 years, I was intrigued "seeing" how you cut your pieces and always like to learn different methods. Great quilt and I'm enjoying your blog.

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  141. i'm an irish chain lover, so find this verrry interesting ! thx for sharing your innovative creativity with us !!

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  142. I've always loved Irish Chains quilts, so when I saw this awesome quilt on Moda Bake Shop, I had to come and check out your blog. New follower!

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  143. I love irish chain quilts.....and your "twist" on the traditional pattern is fabulous! Thanks for sharing the tutorial :)

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  144. What a fab tutorial! I am adding it to my must make list!

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  145. Hi Melissa,
    great tutorial!
    Looking forward to follow your blog.
    Esther from sunny Australia.

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  146. I am currently working on my Halloween costume and a baby blanket for my friend.

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  147. I really do like your quilt. Thanks for the great tutorial. I just finished a table top quilt for a Christmas gift.

    ginger c at gmail dot com

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  148. Love the Irish chain...like the variation just as much

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  149. Beautiful quilt - it's on my to do list for 2011 - assuming I get all the quilts on my to do list for 2010 done!

    p.s. love your name:)

    Melissa

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  150. Fabulous quilt! It's definitely one I am going to make. I love that it's a big quilt too. Well done!

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  151. Interesting look of your quilt! It makes you look twice because of the irregularity: love it!
    And yep, it is now on my quilt bucket list ;-)
    Thanks for the giveaway and for sharing a MBS tutorial!
    As for tut's: the more pic's - the better. One photo can explain the weirdest thing you couldn't put into words if you tried...

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  152. I have been looking for a pattern to make my sister a quilt. I think this is it!!!! Love it!!!
    Thank You!

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  153. Melissa, I'm so glad I found you! What a neat twist to a great pattern! And I love French General. I've been quilting for years (have lots of tops and blocks to prove it LOL), and am so happy to be included in this draw. Sure hope I win!!

    Gerda in AB
    omax2@jwvantuil.com

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  154. I love your quilt! I've always had a soft spot for Irish Chain quilts, love your design! I live in Eastern Washington, no green but lots of vinyards and wine tasting rooms! I love to quilt and am always designing my next one. Thank you for your tuitorial, it is printed and is on the top of my MUST DO stack of patterns. I would love to win the jelly roll and make the quilt; keep up the great work - love your pattern.

    Char S. in Eastern WA

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  155. Your quilt is a beauty....I love tutorials on anything. I blog over at www.joscountryjunction.com and love blogging. This is my first time here and I'm planning on coming back.

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  156. I started following your blog so put my name down for a second chance!

    Char S.

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  157. And I am also now a follower of Happy Quilting!!! @ perissimpson@yahoo.com

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  158. dilarbo49@yahoo.comOctober 19, 2010 at 9:12 PM

    I love jelly roll patterns and collect them. I really love the Maison de Garance jelly roll so please please pick me. Diana in beautiful northcentral Illinois where fall has been very gracious this year.

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  159. Wow, your quilt is beautiful - and your tutorial makes it looks so easy! And of course I'd love to win that fabulous fabric so I can make one!

    Sue in MO
    sashaquilts@centurytel.net

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  160. This is a very lovely quilt! Thanks for a chance to win the fabric!!!

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  161. Yay!! I've been searching everywhere for a tute for a chain quilt - and here it is with a bonus give away!! Totally loving all things French General at the moment too!

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  162. I love this variation on the Irish chain. I made an 80th birthday photo memory quilt using the double Irish chain with the photos in the blank middles. I love it to bits and made my Mother in law cry when she received it. If you are able to get through all these comments, here is the link to it http://quilary1.blogspot.com/2010/07/grandmas-memory-quilt.html

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  163. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the second chance with this beautiful prize.

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  164. Love your tutorial, and really love the quilt-a great twist on an old favourite. Gosh, I'd love to win the fabric- I'm in love with that range. Lovely warm Spring day here in Melbourne Australia. Great sewing weather.

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  165. The quilt and tutorial are wonderful,and the offered fabric too. I would be so happy to win. Hugs from France.

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  166. This is a beautiful quilt! Normally I hand applique, but have recently decided I needed a change of pace. I've looked for a pattern that said "You Must Make Me" for several weeks, but hadn't found one until now! Awesome!
    juels51@yahoo.com

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  167. I don't usually become a follower just on an off chance that I might win something. But I poked around a bit on your blog, and decided to become a follower. Great projects! Thanks!
    juels51@yahoo.com

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  168. I am so happy to give you a plug. That is such a great tutorial you have given us it is only right and proper to return the favour.
    You asked about the weather....it is trying to rain here in Geraldton which is not good...we are just starting harvest of our wheat crops so not good.
    I love quilting and sewing and there is nothing better than sitting down each and every day to do this fun task. I hope I can be the winner. Money is tight at the moment so the fabric will be lovingly adored and used with such love.
    Cheers, Julie in Geraldton Australia

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  169. I am so happy to give you a plug. That is such a great tutorial you have given us it is only right and proper to return the favour.
    You asked about the weather....it is trying to rain here in Geraldton which is not good...we are just starting harvest of our wheat crops so not good.
    I love quilting and sewing and there is nothing better than sitting down each and every day to do this fun task. I hope I can be the winner. Money is tight at the moment so the fabric will be lovingly adored and used with such love.
    Cheers, Julie in Geraldton Australia

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  170. Cute quilt, and very original! I haven't seen this design before. Also, kudos for quilting on a regular sewing machine - more patience than I have for sure!

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  171. i like to put my own spin on alot of tutorials to make it feel my own

    its so cold i fel like my toes are gona freeze right off =P

    and this quilti is very lovely i love old fashoned quilts {working on a gma flower garden atm to (1 in hexes eek)}

    i just finished a denim/flannel quilt
    need to finish off my moms tumbler quilt

    then to start working on a few quilting for a cause sort of quilts

    domedtaco88@aol.com

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  172. I would love to win the fabric. Right now I'm working on a baby quilt for my daughter's first baby, due in a little over a month.

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  173. I am now a follower.

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  174. I love the tutorials from the moda designers and your quilt is just awesome we are still enjoying the fall weather winter will be here soon enough, but that just means more time to sew, right!!!!!!

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  175. Melissa you are so great! I love your new Quilt....I still can't believe I know a real baker :) I am glad that you still have time for the little people (thanks so much for help with my monster quilt) Well you know where I live so I hope I win!

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  176. i absolutely love your braided irish chain!! Irish chain quilts are one of my favorites! I am going to print the instructions out and look for fabric to make this one. thank you so much for sharing.
    Jan potts
    www.jansquiltingobsession.blogspot.com

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  177. Hi there!
    I have just stumbled onto your blog, I am also new to this whole blogging thing, and I only started last christmas when I made my first cot quilt. I am 42 have 3 children and 1 grandchild, I told my then 20 yr old daughter she could have waited until I had a least a few grey hairs so I looked like a granny, but he is adorable! I live in the north east of england, where at the moment the temperature is starting to drop and feel like winter! Ugh! I love your quilt and would be interested to find out how you got into the whole designing for moda thing! I'm currently working on another quilt for my grandson, learning the old fashioned hand patchwork squares, this is keeping me from going insane, as I have just had the ligament in my ankle re-constructed so am on crutches for 8 weeks! Anyway thank you for the opportunity to win some fabric and good luck with your designing endeavors. Regards Helen x
    http://rubyru.typepad.com/blog/
    helenrk@live.co.uk

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  178. Melissa- pick me, pick me!! haha. I love your quilts and think you are so creative. If I win you won't have to pay for shipping!:)
    mason.natalie21@gmail.com

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa