Monday, October 22, 2012

Braided Irish Chains!!

Done and Done!!!!   And can I just say, I love them!!!!  I bought the fabric back in May, and here they are, (finally) done in October.  I so enjoyed having these as a "go to" project that I could sew a little here and a little there, in between all of my other projects.  I think I am going to have to create a new "go to" project now that theses are done.   And since I already talked about the size and fabrics and tutorial in this post, I will just show some pictures :)

The King Size - Eeek, so exciting!!!  And I love me some scrappy binding!!


Hanging from the deck with the sun just peeking over the house.


I quilted varying size swirls all over.  They were so much fun, but as it is rather dense it took me 6 hours to quilt.  And that was on a rented long arm! I couldn't imagine trying to do this on my home machine.  


The Queen Size - Ahh, so pretty!!!  I love a crisp white background!!


 Isn't it great when you take a shot from a different angle and get a great new secondary pattern!!


I quilted this one in an echoed paisley.  There is a video tutorial here on this pattern if you are interested :)


Now I am just super excited (and a little nervous) to teach the class!!!  I guess I still have a few months to stew over that :)

So, I am curious . . .   Do you have a "go to" project that you squeeze in between all of your other projects??  Do you like it or does it stress you out??   I feel like I just figured this out and am really liking it!
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21 comments:

  1. my go to project is a scrapy string quilt. I call them 'no mind' sewing as you don't have to think of sizes, or matching colours.

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  2. I just love this design. If only I was nearer to do a class with you.

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  3. Amazingly wonderful! I love both the quilts. The design is stunning. I am duly impressed. Have fun teaching.

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  4. EPP is going to be my new Go -- To project ! Its easy,relax and portable. I also Cross-stitch alot...

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  5. Ohthey areso beautiful ! I have to say I am currently struggling a twin through my machine and WOW I wish I could rent time on a long arm!

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  6. Melissa, they are beautiful! The amount of quilting you get done never ceases to amaze me!

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  7. So lovely- am going to make the Queen size in 2013-

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  8. Love the quilts Melissa -- I have a couple of "go to" projects -- a wool applique that I can do almost anywhere -- and a VERY LARGE cross stitch sampler by Black Bird Design. They keep me busy when not at my machine.

    Thanks also for the tutorial on the paisley -- love it!

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  9. I just love both the queen and the king quilts, your creative mojo never ceases to amaze me. You are such an inspiration for me, I have 5 quilt tops to "put together" and I keep procrastinating, I am inspired by you to get them done by Christmas. BTW my go to projects are mug rugs, they are small and cute. God Bless You!

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  10. Incredible - and May to October sounds like speed quilting to me, lol! I think all my projects are go-tos, I sort of flit from one to the other. My lowest stress one is my scappy block project, where I simply sew whatever scraps I've cut the past few days and then cut them into 5 inch squares. NO idea what they'll end up as, but it's fun to mindlessly sew and cut.

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  11. Your quilt is amazing in both colour ways.

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  12. Those are beauties!!! Excellent quilting:):):):)

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  13. Great job!! they are both wonderful!

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  14. Beautiful, just beautiful. And I love the quilting. You should probably mention that you finished these amidst half the family down with stomach flu!

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  15. Beautiful quilts. And I like the quilting too. I'm afraid I have to confess that I have so many project going on at the same time that you cannot say there is one ín between' :) Very nice blog!
    groetjes
    Annemieke

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  16. Those are beautiful! I don't have any "go to" projects yet. I am fairly new to quilting and am currently a one project at a time quilter. I can see myself getting there, though! :)

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

Melissa