Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Irish Chain Quilt Blog Hop - Day 7

Today is day 7 of the Irish Chain Blog Hop!!  Let's get to it!!!

The first quilt up today is Fractured from the Improvisational Piecing section of the book and Moda Cutting Table is the stop hop!!! Carrie Nelson's, of Miss Rosie's Quilts fame, recently joined the land of Moda and it has been so fun to watch her over there.  She is giving everyone a wonderful taste of life at Moda!!  She does just about anything and everything as I think her official job title includes something about Wearer of Many Hats :)  And if you haven't read her blog posts before you are in for a real treat!!  I absolutely love her writting!!!     Pop on over to see her stop ;)

Fractured was such a fun quilt to make.   If you are new to improvisational design this is such a great place to get started.  You have all the fun of wonky angles and corners, but still the classic X structure, making it a little easier for those of us, like me, that need a lot of balance in their wonky ;)  And all you need is a layer cake to start, making this quilt go together super fast.  So fun!!!

The next quilt to be shared today is Connect the Dots from the Appliqued Chains section of the book and Little Miss Shabby is the hop stop!!!  Corey Yoder was in the very first online quilting bee I ever joined almost 5 years ago.  We have been good friends ever since.  Corey is a wonderful blogger, designer, and recently became a new Moda fabric designer.  Her first line, Prarie, is oh so fabulous, I absolutely fell in love with it at Market!!  And her block is equally fabulous!!!  Pop on over to see her block ;)

Connect the Dots is a simple applique quilt using basic circles.  The fun thing about this is almost any die cutting machine has dots, so that can really speed up the process of making this quilt ;)  I loved the combination of the solid colors.  It's hard to tell from the pictures, but I used the scraps to bind it and was going for a sunset concept.  Green on the bottom for grass, into the oranges and yellows, and then the brilliant reds and raspberry at the top.   Just those little fun extras that make it special ;)

And that is today's stop!!!

If you haven't had a chance to enter the Grand Prize Giveaway, be sure to pop back here and leave your comment to be entered.  And it also has a list of all the hop stops with links, just in case you missed a day :)

Thanks for Hopping in today!!  Pop back in tomorrow for Day 8 of the Irish Chain Quilts Blog Hop ;)
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  1. I would love to get a copy of Irish Chain Quilts!!!

  2. The blog hop has been alot of fun. :)

  3. I put this book on my Amazon wish list.
    I really like the quilt with the dots, How cute!

  4. This "connect the Dots" quilt is a nice version of the traditional Irish Chain quilt, I would love to make one and the book would be a great tool to have it. Thank you for sharing.

  5. I love the dots! You've come up with so many interesting variations on the Irish chain.

  6. Melissa, you have outdone yourself on this book! Every quilt I see I want to make!! They are all so beautiful and different - AWESOME!!! This book has convinced me that MANY Irish chain quilts are in my future!

  7. Melissa ~ I never noticed until today's stop with Corey that those were all circles "dots" on that quilt. How fun. Of course, to be fair to myself, I also had not noticed the name of that quilt until today either or I would have had the fact that those were circles/dots. I mean, really? "Connect the Dots" HELLO? Of COURSE they are circular DOTS! LOL OK this the 2nd stupid thing I've had to admit to doing today. I think I'll stop now. Ok you can (and anyone reading my comment too) laugh at me now. :)


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