Clear back in August, I wrote up this tutorial for a Super Scrappy Triple Irish Chain Block and the amazing gals from the Beejeebers group each made me a block. I love how each block is so very scrappy and represent quilts from all of my Bejeebers friends ;) The ladies did such an amazing job on their blocks.
And then my blocks sat for a while, because I decided I wanted this to be a big 88" x 88" quilt and that meant I needed to make a few more blocks. Finally, come December, I got to cutting and piecing and made those blocks. Once the blocks were made, the quilt went together in a snap. I am so glad I didn't wait any longer, because I just love this quilt!!!
When it came time to quilt it, I decided I wanted to do something that added to the wonderful traditional nature of this design. So I quilted arches on the four sides of each square. It was so perfect and very easy as the gridwork was already done with the patchwork. It was super fun to quilt, and I love the way it really adds to the quilt ;) I debated about whether to use white, grey, or yellow thread as all looked great, so in the end I decided to use #517, Limone, as soft yellow So Fine Superior Thread, because I just don't use yellow that often and changing it up is always fun. And it looks awesome ;)
And just for fun to show you how much it has snowed here lately. It is awfully hard to want to take pictures of your quilt outside when you know you have to wade through this ;) But it looks kind of fun all on the white powder, and I love that you can really see that fun scrappy binding in this pic ;)
So now, it's time to just cuddle up in front of the fire with my final finish from 2014 :) A huge thank you to the ladies of the Beejeebers Bee for helping me make this quilt ;) I really do love it oh so much. So much, that you might find we make this block again this year but in different colors ;)
If you want to make your own Super Scrappy Triple Irish Chain, you can find the Block Tutorial Here. I added a few instructions at the end to help with putting the quilt top together ;) If you do make one, I would love to see it. You can add it to my Flickr Group here, or email me a picture at firstname.lastname@example.org ;)
Linking this finish up to Sarah's and Amanda's ;)