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!!!