And of course, because it is Jelly Roll friendly and the piecing is minimal, it goes together super fast. It makes for a great "go to" baby quilt that is nice and easy for when you are in a pinch. But it still has a wonderful interlocking design that makes it look like you spent a lot longer working on it :) I just love quilts like that!!!
I used the pink and yellow prints from Lella Botique's Farmer's Daughter line. I just love how it makes this quilt "all girl"!!! But of course, this design would look super in an "all boy" layout as well. Just pick blue and green stripes. Or make it your own with your favorite two color layout. The sky is the limit and picking your fabrics might be the part that takes the longest because there are so many great color combo's :)
When it came time to quilt mine, I opted for an all over free motion that really adds to the All Girl feel. It's my feathered swirl, and I just love it!!! This is such a fun flowing design to quilt and really goes fast. And my favorite 402 Pearl So Fine thread just blends perfectly.
And I wanted to give this baby quilt a bit more loft, so I doubled the batting, and made sure to keep my quilting at a mid size range. And I just love how those petals just pop in the quilting. So soft and such pretty flowing texture!!!
And that is A Bit Irish!!! It finishes at 48" x 48" so it is great for snuggling up a sweet little wee one :) And I just love the photography in the Quilts from 100 Blocks Magazine. It is just precious!!!
And if you make your own A Bit Irish quilt I would love to see it!!! You can email me a picture at happyquiltingmelissa.com, add it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc, or add it to my Flickr Group :) I can't wait to see your A Bit Irish baby quilts!!!
Thanks for stopping in today and each and every day!!!
Have a Happy Quilting Weekend!!!
And I just realized, this makes it a Two Finish Week ;) Today's finish and the finish I shared on Monday :) Yippee!!!
Linking up to Amanda's, Sarah's and Myra's :)