Monday, June 15, 2015

Irish Chain Quilts Blog Hop - Day 6

Welcome back to the second week and day 6 of the Irish Chain Blog Hop!!  I am so excited for another fun filled week of Irish Chains!!!

The first quilt up today is String of Pearls from the Modern Patchwork section of the book and Freshly Pieced is the hop stop!!! Lee Heinrich is an amazing Modern quilter who is constantly blowing me away with her stunning designs.  She is the host of the vastly popular WIP Wednesday and I think her new block is quickly going to become a quilt WIP.      Pop on over to see her block ;)

String of Pearls is that classic Black and White quilt that I knew I wanted to include in the book.   And I totally want to make a second one now in the reverse color layout.  I am just in love with the big, bold, design of this quilt!!  And I got a special little surprise in the mail the other day, turns out String of Pearls will be making a second debut in the Martingale 2016 Calendar.  So fun!!!

The next quilt to be shared today is Daisy Chain from the Appliqued Chains section of the book and Christa Quilts is the hop stop!!!  Christa Watson wears lots of hats in this amazing industry.   She is a shop owner, blogger, teacher, and  author.  She is full of energy and passion for quilting and always ready to share that passion with others.   I got to meet Christa in person in her home town of Vegas on my way out to Quilt Market.  Then later that year, she stopped by my house on her way to the Sewing Summit.  It is always fun to get together with kindred quilting spirits.   Pop on over to check out her stop :)

Daisy Chain has a special little place in my heart.  I explained earlier that the original concept of Irish Chain Quilts was inspired by the Double Irish Chain Quilt my mother made me for my wedding.  So I wanted to create a design in the book that was special for her.   My Mother was born in England and always shared wonderful stories of how she would sit out in the daisy fields for hours making Daisy Chain bracelets, necklaces and head garlands.   So this quilt is a tribute to that memory from her childhood. I love that Applique gave me the ability to create a chain that mimicked those daisy chains!!

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 7 of the Irish Chain Quilts Blog Hop ;)
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  1. Congrats again for the calendar. String if Pearls is definitely a bold, eye-popping design, and I really love it.

  2. Love your Mum's story and how it inspired your Daisy Chain Quilt!
    String of Pearls is a favorite, but then I say that for most of the quilts in your book Melissa! LOL

  3. Its been lovely seeing all of your quilts and the blocks of your hop quilters.

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  5. I love your black and white quilt, these Irish Chains are so versatile, I'm really enjoying this blog hop!


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