Saturday, June 4, 2016

Breaking Up Progress

Progress report on Breaking Up, the pattern by Melissa Corry in her Irish Chain Quilts (affiliate link) book. I now have rows!

What started out as a few peach inspired nickel squares along with other nickels and fat quarters that played nice,

has turned out to be one pretty quilt! Sorry, you only get the two block preview above - I'm going to make you wait for the finish!

After a trip to the store for Kona Navy on Wednesday, the last two afternoons have been spent piecing. Talk about a fast quilt to put together! 

Of course, there were a few hiccups, mainly because I didn't pay close attention to the illustrations. This part of the block is rotated counterclockwise to get the navy squares in the right spot. 

Silly me just happily sewed the navy parts on without regard to orientation. Oops! Thankfully, I could rotate the piece without having to resew everything. Definitely made me pay attention in other areas of the block construction.

I love the navy in this quilt, just as she had used it. Considering it the new black! Brings a bit more life to a quilt than black, and gives great contrast. Makes me think I should have a bolt of Kona Snow and Navy on hand all the time, as they are becoming my go to colors.

And for you Happy Quilting Melissa fans, she's got another quilt-along, Summer Solstice, starting this month. I did this Irish Chain Twist with her last year, 

and hope to have time to do Summer Solstice. I'm participating in a few blog hops, which means designing patterns. One is done, though not stitched out, and the other is still a vision in my head. Lots of work ahead!

I do hope you have a wonderful weekend, quilting or not!


  1. this is looking good I agree the navy works so well

  2. Great colors on this new chain. I love the other one too. The fabrics are perfect.

    1. Thank you! And I had just enough of the other colors

  3. I am excited to see how quilters are using brillant colors against a background of black and white prints. Your irish Twist is especially effective. My next quilt will use Kate Spain fabrics in an applique and paper piecing. I am thinking that the black and white would make a wonderful background.


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