a pattern from my June Book of the Month selection, Melissa Corry's Irish Chain Quilts, is quite the beauty!
The pattern is quick and easy to put together, and the navy chains and binding make this quilt really shine! I'm loving navy as an alternative to black - so much nicer visually.
Given that the inspiration fabric was full of peaches, I kept that theme going in the quilting. After drawing a design to fit the space, it was traced onto netting, then onto the quilt with a washout marker.
Using the lines as guidelines, I had some zen moments quilting all those peaches, leaves, and curls.
As for the washout marker, that's a story for the next post, removing blue water soluble marker. For now, let's focus on the prettiness of this quilt!
Here's the whole peach motif, which was rotated around to fit properly in the spaces.
Though the thread looks gold, it's actually Glide's Sea Foam green, and was perfect for this quilt.
It's also on the back,
adding a nice sparkle to the navy.
See the nine-patches on the back? Took a day to make those into the backing. They're a bit lost here, so I'll be a bit more careful the next time I add something like this.
This quilt is a perfect addition to my house, picking up the red and beige, with the pops of green and blue. Who knew I was making a decorator item!
And thank you, Melissa, for a great pattern!
|Irish Chain Quilts|
Have a great weekend quilting!