Friday, September 23, 2016

Ruby Jubilee Braided Irish Chain!!!!

I am so super excited to have a very special finish to share today ;)  I mentioned on Monday that I had a special quilt to drop off during the Quilt Fest retreat I was teaching at.  And you might recall when I started planning for this clear back in February :)  So ya, I am pretty excited to share my finished Ruby Jubilee Braided Irish Chain!!!!!   And it just so happens to be just in time for Blogger's Quilt Festival as well ;)


I have always wanted to make a 2 color version of my Braided Irish Chain quilt since I first designed the pattern.  And I have to say, it is everything I hoped it would be!!!!  And in classic red and white, perfect!!!  And I love how the light hit this picture just right to really show off the beautiful Grunge fabric ;)  I know I have said it before, but I sure love Grunge Fabrics!!!


The main reason I have always wanted to do this in a two colors is to see how it would really play up and highlight the design.   And I have to say, I just love that it  really allows the wonderful geometric goodness of this pattern shine.  It also really makes the secondary designs pop as well, especially when you look at it from different angles.  So fun!!!

When it came time to quilt this, I really wanted to add some super yummy texture, so I went back to all of my favorites and did them in a pretty small scale.   I used Echoed Paisley's, Swirls, Pebbles, and a few Curls thrown in here and there to quilt up all the background.   I love quilting all of these favorites, and it was super fun (even if it took 9 hours :) to quilt it all in such a small scale.   And totally worth it for all of that quilting goodness ;)


In the white squares, I added little Orange Peel flowers   And I just love the way they help to make all of the chain pop and draw your eyes throughout the chain.   Ya, I might have done a little happy dance when I pulled this off the Long-Arm.  Isn't it nice when it turns out just the way you wanted it to ;)


And as I mentioned, I had to turn this quilt in, because now it will be part of a traveling show that will go across the state of Utah throughout 2017 celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Utah Quilt Guild.  I am so excited to get to be a small part of such an amazing guild that covers our whole state!!!


And I also got to teach my Braided Irish Chain Quilt Pattern at Quilt Fest to 20 amazing ladies and it was super fun to have this hanging in class before I turned it in ;)   I also had the Pattern versions of Braided Irish Chain that I shared back here.  Isn't it so fun to see how many different ways you can make the same quilt and how different each becomes, just by changing out the fabric!!!  That is one of my favorite parts of teaching ;)


And that is my new Ruby Jubilee Braided Irish Chain!!!  Thank you all for your wonderful encouragement on this quilt while I was planning and working on it.  I couldn't be happier with how it all come together and am so happy that I finally got to share the finish with you all!!


Thank you so much for popping in today and each day ;)  And if you are popping in for the first time from Blogger's Quilt Festival, welcome!!!   I am so glad you stopped by for a visit and hope you come back often ;)   I always love being able to share my passion for quilting and hope you will love what you see!!

Have a Happy Quilting Weekend!!!

Linking up to Blogger's Quilt Festival, Amanda's, and Sarah's ;)  
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21 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful quilt and the best part about this post is hearing the happiness and excitement in your written words. Made me smile. I wish every finished project yielded this much joy. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  2. Good Morning Melissa! Oh this is such a spectacular gorgeous quilt that you designed, pieced and quilted. The two colors do work magic together and have your eyes just dancing from point to point. Thank you for sharing this beauty and your enthusiasm. Have a fantastic creative day!

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  3. Beautiful to see this pattern of yours in these colours! I love red and white! I'm happy for you it turned out so well with all the quilting and so. Lots of success when it is travelling in 2017.
    Groetjes
    Annemieke

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  4. This is just gorgeous! I love love love Grunge and this is a perfect use of it. :)

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  5. This is a gorgeous quilt. Love it!!

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  6. Oh wow what a stunner! It's amazing how differently your eye reads the pattern when you look at it from the corner rather than head on isn't it - you wouldn't think it was the same quilt but for knowing that it really is!

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  7. This looks so awesome in red and white! It reminds me of a fancy knitting pattern, Beautiful Melissa!

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  8. Your quilt is gorgeous in just two colors. Wow!

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  9. Very nice, Melissa....when I first started quilting...30 years ago, that is how I did it...two colours and I still love that.

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  10. I really like how the secondary pattern shows up with the different perspective view! Great quilt :)

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  11. It's gorgeous Melissa!! I love it with the red background, and the quilting just makes it all the more gorgeous!! Hugs,H

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  12. What a beautiful quilt! Two color quilts are so stunning! Wendy at piecefulthoughts@gmail.com

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  13. It's a stunner Melissa! I love the movement in the quilt top :)

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  14. This quilt is just gorgeous! The quilting is perfect for it too. I've always loved 2 color quilts but have not yet made one. Red and white is at the top of the list to try. The only thing holding me back is my fear of the red fabric bleeding.

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  15. This quilt is just fantastic and I love two color quilts.Have a great day teaching the pattern.Wish I could be there.

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  16. How gorgeous in the red and white! It shows the pattern off to a T !
    Susie

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  17. You were right - two color is amazing!

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

Melissa