So if you have been following my blog for a bit, you know that the quilt that my family is sitting on in this picture is a pretty special one. This was the first quilt my mother made, and she learned to quilt so she could make me something to treasure for my wedding. Fast forward 20 years and my mother taught me to quilt as well, starting of love of all things piecing. Hence, it became the inspiration behind my book, Irish Chain Quilts. And it's Green!!!
So yesterday, as I was stitching away at my sewing machine, I looked up to see my Moda Calandar and this gorgeous Luck of the Irish Quilt, which just so happens to be a Double Irish Chain, just like the one my mom made me 17 years ago. And it just hit me, I should make one!!!! And then I realized, I have this gorgeous Greenery Pantone 2017 Color of the Year Bundle from the lovely folks at Fat Quarter Shop that will be absolutely perfect for a super fun scrappy version!!! I mean, how perfect is this!!! What better day to start an Irish Chain Quilt than St. Patrick's Day, and a green one in the year of Greenery Color of the Year . . . It seems like it was just meant to be!!!
So I am pulling this bundle out today and pressing and hopefully getting it cut up as well. I am super excited to start this new project and I am looking forward to reminiscing on the time I spent with my mom while she made the original quilt while I work on this new one :)
And it really is a great day to start and Irish Chain Quilt. I have several Free Tutorials for versions of Irish Chain Quilts right here on the blog. If you are looking for a more Traditional Irish Chain Quilt, I have the Scrappy Single Irish Chain as well as the Scrappy Triple Irish Chain. And if you want a little twist there is my I Spy Quilt, that has a fun Chain running throughout, or the Bonnie Rose Quilt that has a single chain and fun snowball blocks that let you highlight favorite prints.
And of course, you can find lots and lots of Irish Chain Quilt ideas and inspiration in my book. If you have my book already I am sure you have flipped through it and bookmarked a quilt or two. Well . . .
What do you say??? Maybe you just might want to start an Irish Chain Quilt with me today??? What better way to bring you the Luck of the Irish!!!!
I hope you have a very Happy (and Lucky) Quilting Weekend!!!