Well, all good things must come to an end right ;) Today is the final day of the Irish Chain Quilts
Blog Hop. Thank You so much to everyone who stopped in each day. Your sweet comments and emails meant the world to me. It was so much fun to get to share the quilts of Irish Chain Quilts
with you as well as the awesome Charity Quilt Blocks all of my wonderful friends made to go along with the quilts.
And I know lots of you have been wondering how all of blocks were going to come together . . . well, wait no longer. Here it is!!!! Didn't it just turn out so adorable!!! I am going to call it Rainbow Remix.
I just love how the chains all come together. Even though they are all made out of different sizes and shapes, they still create an overall single Irish Chain quilt that is oh so cute!!!!!
And this one really shows the quilting. I wanted to keep this quilt super soft and cuddly for it's recipient, so I opted to do a basic stippling stitch in the background in my favorite 402 So Fine
thread that blended just perfectly with all of the different low volume backgrounds, and then arches in all of the chains. I matched the color thread to the chain color using fabulous vergitage Fantastico threads
, which just made the chain pop all the more. So fun!!!
And for the backing, I used the adorable daisy block as a label, with some fun pieced stripes and polka dots around it. Because, who doesn't love stripes and polka-dots :)
On the petals of the daisy, I added everyone's name that has made blocks and participated in the blog hop. I think it is just the cutest finishing touch :) So special!! Thank you again to each of the ladies on this label, you are amazing!!!!
And now it is all ready to be delivered to Primary Children's Hospital. I want to say a huge thank you to all of the ladies that helped in the making of this quilt!! I know it is going to be such a special little quilt for a special little child!!!
Just in case you missed any of the stops of seeing these amazing blocks and the quilts behind them, here is the complete list of the blog hop one last time ;)
June 19th - Happy Quilting - Wrap Up & Grand Prizes
And that leaves us with one last order of business. Announcing the Grand Prize Winners
!!!!! I had so much fun reading your Irish comments, and I was blown away by the number of entries. You all sure know how to make a giveaway fun!! So, let's get to this. Drumroll Please . . . . . . . . . . . .
The first winner who will receive an Entire Bitty Bits Quilt Kit, comprised of 14 Kona Cotton Charm Packs, a Vanessa Goertzen Gooseberry Charm Pack, 2 Irish Green Fat Quarters from Denyse Schmidt's Moderns Solids collection, an Angela Walters Drawn Fat Quarter, a Bitty Bits Mini made by me, and a signed copy of Irish Chain Quilts is . . . . . . . . . #617 who is Ginny!!!!
The second winner who will receive a Lizzy House Butterflies Fat Quarter Bundle, and American Jane Lorraine Layer Cake, 2 Irish Green Fat Quarters from Denyse Schmidt's Moderns Solids collection, an Angela Walters Drawn Fat Quarter, a Bitty Bits Mini made by me, and a signed copy of Irish Chain Quilts is . . . . . #575 who is The Joyful Quilter!!!!
Congrats to both of you ;) I have emailed you.
I want to sign off and close this Blog Hop with one last Thank You!!! Thank you to my wonderful readers for your constant support of Happy Quilting ;) I so appreciate you popping in each day to share my quilting adventures. Your comments, emails, and and pictures always bring a smile to my face. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!
I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!