Thursday, June 11, 2015

Irish Chain Quilts Blog Hop - Day 4

It's day 4 of the Irish Chain Blog Hop!!  Are you just having so much fun!!!

The first quilt up today is The North Star from the Twists on Tradition section of the book and Amy's Creative Side is the hop stop!!! Amy Ellis was actually the catalyst in me creating this blog.  Want to hear the story??  When I was first figuring out there were quilters online I found Amy's Beginners Quilt-A-Long.  She had us post our blocks each week and after a few weeks my husband said I had to stop taking over the family blog with pictures of quilt blocks and create my own quilting blog.  So I did, and I would have never guessed it would be what it is today, but I am so loving the journey ;)  Thank you Amy, I will always be grateful to you for that Beginner's Quilt-A-Long!    Pop on over to see her stop ;)



The North Star is such a fun quilt to make.  I know, it looks a little complex but really, it is so very easy to put together.  The entire quilt, including the sashing, is made using strip piecing so it really is super fast and super fun!!   And if you are wondering why I call it The North Star, when I was making it up, I kept squinting when piecing the chains to get a quick idea of the overall color layout, one time while squinting, I noticed that the background secondary design created a pixelated 4 pointed star effect and there you have it, The North Star.

The next quilt to be shared today is Unraveled from the Modern Patchwork section of the book and Sew Kind of Wonderful is the hop stop!!!  Jenny Pedigo is one of the creative geniuses behind the Quick Curve Ruler.   I was fortunate enough to get to take a class from her last summer on this awesome ruler and I absolutely loved it!!!  I had been scared to death of curves, but this ruler made then so much easier than I ever thought they were.  Thanks Jenny for teaching me that curves can be fun!!   Pop on over to check it out :)



Unraveled is a super easy and super fun quilt to make ;)   I have to say, this was another one of those that made me push outside of my design comfort zone.  I was an accountant before I was a mom, so I tend to like everything balanced, so the asymmetrical design was hard for me.  But I have to say, I was so loving it the second I saw it all come together.   And this is a design that you can really make your own, playing up the broken chain in any way you like.


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 and we will see ya tomorrow for Day 5 of the Irish Chain Quilts Blog Hop ;)

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9 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing, Melissa! I am really enjoying your daily posts. I LOVE unravelled, it is beautiful! Look forward to tomorrow :)

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  2. Those are really fantastic quilts!!

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  3. I love the Irish Chain pattern too! Your color and design choices are so fresh, like a summer day.

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  4. The hardest thing about your book Melissa, is choosing which pattern to make first! It is fun to see them on your blog, for a little different view.

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  5. I haven't made one yet, but I'd like to make a red and white one.

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  6. Ohhh i think the north star is my favorite one yet!! Really pretty :)

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  7. These are such fun. Love the Unraveled!

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Melissa