Wednesday, April 22, 2015

My Irish Chain Twist Finish ;)

Well, Tomorrow marks the finish of the Irish Chain Twist QAL!!!  We will have the Grand Parade of all the finishes and of course, the drawing of the Grand Prize Winners!!!!   So, today, I thought it would be fun to share my Irish Chain Twist finish ;)  (That and I need a place to link it to in my quilt archive)   I am so loving how it turned out!!!  



I am so excited with how many of you have participated in this fun Irish Chain Twist Quilt-A-Long!!!  If you are just now finding this, no worries.   Each of the posts for the Quilt-A-Long will always be on my blog.  You can follow these links to walk you through each step week-by-week on how to make your own Irish Chain Twist Quilt finish!!!

Teaser Post
Schedule, Fabric Requirements, and Prizes
 Cutting
Improvisational Piecing Units
Improvisational Piecing Block
 Twists on Tradition Units
Modern Patchwork Block
Appliqued Chains Block - Assembling
Appliqued Chains Block - Stitching
Piecing Top and Grand Prize Linky
Parade and Grand Prizes

As I mentioned at the beginning of this Quilt-A-Long, I really wanted the design to incorporate lots of technique and styles and show how they can all blend together ;)  I wrote my new book, Irish Chain Quilts, with the same concept.  I was so excited with how many of you stepped out of your comfort zone and really tried new things with this quilt!!  That is what Quilt-A-Long's are all about!!!


When it came time to quilt mine, I decided to do some custom quilting ;)  I used Magnifico by Superior Thread in matching colors on the prints as it has a little extra sheen to it that I just love.   I quilted curly cues in the petals, arches in the squares, and ribbon candy in the X''s,  And in the background I just quilted a simple meandering stitch.  It has been so long since I quilted meanduring, I forgot how much I love it, so relaxing!!!


I just love all of the beautiful texture the quilted created!!! And I just love the gorgeous colors from the bundle that Julie of the Intrepid Thread curated for this!!!  It just makes me want to take it out and lay under a tree with a good book, so happy!!!


And, I  will finish off with this favorite shot ;)  Don't you just love the way it highlights the beautiful chain!!  I hope you enjoyed the Quilt-A-Long as much as I did and thank you again for quilting with me.  I loved it and am so happy with this beautiful finish!!!


And one last quick note before I sign off.  This post also is serving as a last reminder that the QAL will finish tomorrow ;)  So get those last few stitches done and link up or email me ;)   I can't wait to see all of your beautiful quilts!!!

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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14 comments:

  1. Beautiful finish! I love the quilting!

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  2. Lovely Melissa. These colors are so fun and summery. It never occurred to me to quilt inside the petals. I like the fun swirls you added to them. Thank you again for this QAL. I enjoyed every step along the way and love my quilt!

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  3. This is beautiful Melissa! I love the petals!

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  4. this has turned out so beautiful. again you did a fabulous job.

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  5. Wow!! This is awesome!!! All the detail!!!

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  6. Your quilt is gorgeous, Melissa.

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  7. How striking and love your colors, it's a beautiful quilt and finish.

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  8. Thats such a lovely quilt!! I love your quiltalongs!! Even though I couldnt join in on this one (due to bubs number 4) Im looking forward to your next one!!
    Jessica

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  9. It really turned out beautiful. I love the colors that you used.

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  10. Beautiful quilt and quilting. Thanks for doing the quilt along. It has been fun and I'm more than happy with my finish.

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  11. I loved this pattern and made a baby quilt with it.

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

Melissa