Saturday, March 28, 2015

Irish Chain Twist Quilt Top and Flower Blocks

I am almost caught up with all of the piecing for a couple projects. First one is the Irish Chain Twist Quilt-along with Melissa Corry at HappyQuiltingMelissa.com.  

irish chain pink petals
Isn't it pretty? Thank you Melissa for a terrific pattern, and a fun quilt-along! I'm thinking I might want to host one myself--anyone interested? A Fourth of July project, maybe?

Next up is the Book of the Month quilt. I chose the pattern Flowers for Nana Girl from the book Scrap Quilting Strip by Strip by Kim Brackett.

                                                                          


I thought this pattern was pretty, and it would give me a chance to use up some floral fabrics. Finding this print for the background, 

I'm making the flowers in different prints of yellow.  And to be different, all the centers will have the same dark, golden yellow.



Happily following the directions, and sewing along, I realized after starting five of the flowers, that I was not sewing the background triangles in. I was using the dark, golden yellow in both spots, which does not give me the effect I want. Oops!
Starting all over, these are now the correct starts.
Prettier too, with that background fabric! Hmm, now I have to figure out what to do with the first batch!

After adding a few more strips, and sewing the units together, the flower emerges!
Today, I'm on to making the sashing strips and sewing the whole thing together for a really pretty baby quilt.

What are you up to today?

15 comments:

  1. Your quilt top looks absolutely fantastic!!!! I just love how it all come together!! Those beautiful bold colors look stunning on the text background!!! I am so glad you enjoyed the QAL and now you have such a gorgeous quilt top to show for it!! Can't wait to see how you quilt it up ;)

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  2. Great pattern flow. Makes a great setting. Can't wait to see your next quilt.

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  3. Love the Irish Chain quilt top! The colors you picked are just perfect for spring! Thanks for sharing!!

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  4. Love how your Irish quilt turned out. Great colors against that background which I loved.

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  5. Beautiful Irish Chain quilt. Wonderous coloring and Congratulations.

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  6. What a beautiful quilt. I love your rooster with the inventive quilting.I will come back to see more.

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  7. Your Irish Chain Twist looks great! Love your fabric choices.

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  8. Beautiful finish! And that flower quilt is going to be just lovely.

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  9. I love your version of the Irish Twist quilt-a-long, that is such a wonderful background fabric.

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  10. Love your Irish Chain Twist quilt! Such fun colors and fabrics!
    Susie

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  11. The flower blocks look great. Perhaps you could make a chevron with the others, or a pillow of this pattern: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/quilting/home-decor/diamond-tread-quilt/58473.

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  12. I love the colors you chose in both of these! That Irish Twist just looks so happy and springy, a perfect post for me to read on the first day of April!

    I know you're already participating in several link-ups as you listed in your sidebar, but wanted to mention the one I'm trying to get some traction on with our blog. On Friday's I'm hosting Crafty Comment Karma where people a link to any crafting, quilting or sewing post and then ALSO comment on the posts of three others from the link-up! My goal is to help build up our online community, not just with the "big" crafters or quilters, but all of us! Would love to have you join in, here's the link to our latest one. http://www.prairiesewnstudios.com/2015/03/crafty-comment-karma-crafting-community_27.html

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  13. I just love your background fabric for the Irish Chain Twist. It really makes your X's and petals pop!

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  14. Your Irish Chain quilt is beautiful, I love the colors you choose. Your flower is looking lovely too.

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