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Single Irish Chain
InstructionsThis is a simple Irish Chain, with alternating 9 patches with golf fabric blocks (12" blocks).
Type of item: Functional
cotton fabric, polyester batting
What was your inspiration?
Sometimes you look for fabric to make a certain quilt, and sometimes the fabric you find dictates the quilt you make. I wanted to make a quilt for my father in law, an avid golfer, and found this wonderful "golf course" fabric, with coordinating golf ball fabric. I wanted to really feature the golf course fabric, so I fussy cut various scenes in 12" squares, and alternated with the 9 patch blocks to create a simple Irish chain.
What are you most proud of?
This was probably the 4th or 5th quilt I quilted on my machine frame, so I was still learning (actually, 5 years later, I'm still learning :-) - so it was challenging quilting the large blocks - I wanted to outline quilt a lot of the scenery so it would "pop", which meant a lot of stopping and starting. But I am really proud of the final result, and my father in law loved his quilt - which is always the goal!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Let the fabric take you wherever it wants you to go.