Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Sunday, January 17, 2016

A mini Irish Chain Quilt

Here is my latest finish. This is a baby quilt made from the leftover blocks of my current work in progress quilt. The pattern is Irish Chain, a very simple Irish Chain! I used a Paula Barnes Companions jelly roll and my "solid" is Miniature Gatherings Flower Vines Pie Crust Raisin. My backing fabric is a Windham Fabrics 108' Mini Leaf pattern in tan. I used leftover pieces of the jelly roll to make a nice scrappy binding.



I totally forgot to measure it before or after washing but it is around 50 by 65 inches. I quilted it in straight lines diagonally through the centers of the colored squares. Easily done on my little Juki, Fern.



The big one will look just like this, only twice as big. That one I am keeping for myself. This miniature version was given to a dear friend and his wife, who are foster-parenting an infant girl. Everything is ready to be quilted on the big one, I just need to get it going...very little free time and too many aches and pains have slowed my progress!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

36 comments:

Blu said...

It's absolutely gorgeous!

Kerryp77 said...

Stunning quilt. Beautiful work

Cindy's Stitching said...

that is so pretty

Cindy's Stitching said...

so pretty.

Robin in Virginia said...

It is stunning. I really like that quilt pattern and the fabrics you used. Way to go! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Rita said...

Beautiful quilt! I often find the "simple" designs the most beautiful. I love the colors you chose...they work well together.

AnaCristina said...

♥♥♥

stitchersanon said...

Stunning xx

Carla Eldridge said...

This is gorgeous! And such a sweet gift :D

Vickie said...

What a gorgeous, generous gift you have given this couple.

Thoeria said...

A lovely gift Sharon! I love your fabric choices :)

Thoeria said...

A lovely gift Sharon! I love your fabric choices :)

Ma, Herself said...

Wow, your quilt is gorgeous, and such a generous gift, they are one lucky couple who are going to flip when they see it, and it will be a precious treasure. How beautiful that they are fostering a child in need of love.
I'm glad that you are keeping the big one for yourself, as it looks like a lot of work. I just love both the pattern and the colors.
Hugs

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Beautiful and such a lovely gift. Hope you feel better soon!

Khristine Doiron said...

Beautiful!! I love the colors and that scrappy binding! I sure would be happy if my friends made me a gift like that!

Tracey said...

It's lovely! I love quilts. :)

gracie said...

What a lovely quilt. A wonderful gift.

Marie P said...

Wonderful job on your Irish Chain quilt. I love making quilt tops but do not care for machine quilting them, ugh! I send all of mine off to the longarm quilter.

Deanna said...

Lovely! I just attended a quilt exhibit at the OKC museum. It almost made me want to take up quilting.

Maggie said...

oh that's lovely, you did a great job!

Sara said...

What a beautiful gift! When we adopted our oldest son we received a quilt from another stitcher and I can assure it is a treasured possession and I'm sure this one will be too.

Julie said...

Wonderful gift.

Karen said...

Beautiful! I love traditional scrappy quilts.

Keebles said...

That is gorgeous! One of these days I'm going to learn to quilt!

Christine said...

That is beautiful!

Jackie said...

Beautiful quilt and such a sweet gift!

Boyett-Brinkley said...

Irish Chain quilts are my favorite. My first was an Irish Chain and I always lean toward them when I think about new quilts.

J JONES said...

Another stunner. Thanks so much for sharing. I really love this quilt. Great colors.

Carol said...

Really great quilt, Sharon--you just keep getting better and better at it!!

valerie said...

Lovely quilt and such a sweet gift for the foster girl and her foster parents.

Bea said...

So beautiful. What a lovely gift!

Emma/Itzy said...

It's beautiful!

Carolyn said...

The quilt is beautiful. I love those colors so easy on the eyes. Nice finishing job!

Lainey said...

What a beautiful quilt Sharon! I'm sure it will be a treasured gift.

Kaisievic said...

Lovely quilt, Sharon.

Sue J said...

So happy to have found your blog again! It's been quite a while since I've blogged or read blogs. I've been catching up on yours and your quilts are just gorgeous!!!! I remember when you started TUSAL and am looking forward to taking part again.