Thursday, April 9, 2015

Irish Chain Twist Quilt-A-Long - Checking In

**  NOTE  - This post is part of a series of posts for the Irish Chain Twist Quilt-A-Long.  If you would like to join (and have a chance to win $100.00 or $75.00 Gift Certificate grand prizes sponsored by The Intrepid Thread and Fat Quarter Shop ) you can find a list of the post links here :)  Here is the schedule:

Parade and Grand Prizes - April 23th

Alright everyone, just checking in today!!!  We have 2 weeks left before the Parade and Grand Prizes are awarded!!  And we have a great showing of quilt tops so far, but I know there are more of you quilting along with me ;)  You still have lots of time to be entered into that Grand Prize Linky !!! 

So pull out those blocks and get them stitched up and then link on up!!!  But don't stop there, quilt and bind them so you can have them in the parade ;)  I already have 3 parade entries and they are fantastic, can't wait to share them, but we need more ;)   Let's make this parade last and last ;)  

I am putting my quilt on the long-arm this weekend.  I have had a lot of folks ask me about quilting.  And I have offered these few suggestions:
1 - If you want to keep it simple - You can't ever go wrong with an all over design. Meandering, loops, swirls, you name it, it will be fun and fast ;)  
2 - If you want to do a more custom look - I recommend doing an all over traveling stitch in the background, something that is easy to fill in some of those skinny gaps like a traveling meandering or loops.  Then, pick a different stitch for each of your 3 blocks.  I plan to echo my Petal Blocks, do Arches in my Square Blocks, and Ribbon Candy in my X blocks.  Just to give you an idea ;)  But have fun with it, the sky is the limit ;)

And just in case you are a little lost, you can see these video's on basting, quilting, and binding to help you finish up your quilt!!!

And if you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to email me at

Have a Happy Quilting Day and I can't wait to see your finished quilts!!!!

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