Friday, August 18, 2017

Luck of the Irish Quilt

I am so super excited to be sharing my finished Luck of the Irish Quilt today!!!!  I started the plan for this quilt clear back on  St. Partick's Day, and so it is just thrilling to finally see it all done.   And I am just so happy with all of it's Irish Goodness!!!

I can't believe this one has taken me so long to get started and made because you all know how much I love Irish Chain Quilts right!!!!  This is a classic Double Irish Chain and I am excited because it also finishes off my desire to make a Single, Double, and Triple Irish Chain Quilt.   Yippee for a trio of Classic Irish Chain Goodness.

It also has some extra special quilty meaning behind it, because it is essentially a remake of the quilt that started my entire love for Irish Chain Quilts.  My Mother made me this double Irish Chain quilt for my wedding and it is what started my quilting journey.  So it seemed only fitting to make a new scrap happy version in green of course ;)

 Especially in the year where Greenery is the Pantone color of the year!!!!  It was just meant to be right ;)   And I just love all of the scrappy happy greens that I got in Fat Quarter Shop's Greenery bundle.  It was just perfect for this!!!

I used the Luck of the Irish Quilt Pattern from Moda.   It is part of their Color of Moda 12 pack quilts!!! You can read more about the 12 pack in Carrie's post here.   And  you can find the pattern with the Green Bella Solids Bundle ;)  It is a great pattern that goes together nice and quick with lots of strip piecing.   It is the second time I have made this pattern now and I just love it!!!

When it came time to quilt my Luck of the Irish, I knew right away that I wanted to do arches in the squares.   I used two different color green's, a dark King Tut thicker thread to really highlight the center dark green and a fun variegated green thread to tie in all of the scrappy greens.   And then in the background, I tried a new swirl that Rebecca shared on her instagram feed.  It is just like a regular swirl only you leave the center hollow.   And it was so much fun and I just love the look it gives.  I am sure I will be doing this again soon :)

And oh my, talk about some super yummy texture it created!!!!   I just want to snuggle up with this for hours :)  Honestly, I can't stop running my hand over the top of it ;)

And that is my Luck of the Irish quilt!!!   I can't help but smile every time I see it because it is such a wonderful reminder of where this journey all started.  It is now hanging next to my Single and Triple Irish Chain Quilts and it is fun to see them all three in a set :)

And one last shot with some Greenery goodness, just for fun!!!

Thank you so much for popping in today and each day!!! 

I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!

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  1. This is stunning! I love Irish chains and am just having my rainbow Irish chain quilted so clearly (and being Irish) I need to make this!

  2. Love it. It's another on my very long "want to do" list. Good to hear green is in fashion again - my favourite colour.

    Cheryl, the rainbow chain sounds beautiful :D

  3. Such a beautiful quilt! I wonder if I can start in October if I can get one made by March.

  4. I so enjoy seeing your quilts. Green is my favorite color.


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