Friday, January 2, 2015

Super Scrappy Triple Irish Chain - It's Finished!!!

Yippee!!!  It's all done and I love it!!!  I finished the binding late on December 31st, so this is my final finish of 2014!!!  The Super Scrappy Triple Irish Chain :)  That's 1936 little 2 1/2" squares all sewn together.   Now that is some scrappy goodness ;)


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 happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com ;)


 Thanks for popping in today.  I hope you all had a Happy New Year and you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!

Linking this finish up to Sarah's and Amanda's ;)


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23 comments:

  1. Beautiful, love blue and yellow.

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  2. It's beautiful! A scrappy Irish chain is on my "want to do list"! Thanks for the inspiration! Maybe in 2015 😀

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  3. I can see why you love this quilt so much! It's gorgeous. I love the blue, white and yellow combination.
    Thanks for the tutorial, too, for those of us who want to make one for ourselves. Happy New Year!!

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  4. Love your quilt. The yellow and blue scrappiness are beautiful. And your quilting is just what it needed. Happy new Year!

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  5. Great quilt! Congrats on the finish.

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  6. It's really beautiful. Are those whites scrappy too? Looks awesome. I especially love the quilting!

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  7. That is beautiful!! I wonder.....if i should try making 1 block a month.... and see if I can do it! I probably wouldn't make it quite that large, but I'm totally impressed.

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  8. My brain got stuck on the number of squares in this o.O Looks fab though!

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  9. I was just looking for tutorials today for this and stumbled across yours by mistake. :) Yours looks fantastic, but the number of squares is overwhelming! :) I was looking at ones that didn't have individual background pieces, but instead are the strips in different sizes. Yours looks absolutely fantastic!

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  10. Beautiful - love all the colors you chose!

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  11. Wow!!! This is a beautiful quilt! You must be extremely patient to sew all of those squares together!

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  12. What a fantastic quilt. So many pieces, wow!

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  13. It turned out beautiful!! Great quilting, Melissa!!!

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  14. love your quilt! I am now following your blog.
    Warm greetings from The Netherlands.

    Gerda

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  15. I love navy and yellow together! They're such a classic, happy combo. Happy New Year Melissa!

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  16. It really turned out awesome and it is great that it is a combined block quilt from your friends.

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  17. It turned out so beautiful and how fun that blocks were made by your friends. Makes it extra special, doesn't it?

    I sure wish we would get more snow. We got a couple of inches, but that is not enough for me!

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  18. A finish already, and such a beautiful one at that. Love it.

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  19. Clicking on pre-order link didn't work?????????

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

Melissa