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The Twisted Irish Chain taught by Amy Gibson

Put your own twist on the Irish Chain pattern for quilts that bring timeless, personalized style to any room. Create three Irish Chain quilts and learn to design your own!

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Category Quilting
Type Quilt
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? 100% cotton yardage and batik 10" squares. Cotton and bamboo batting.

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What are you most proud of? It was much easier than I expected.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Amy makes the instructions very easy to follow and you will love the outcome.

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look at you! love the bright colours!

02/28/2014 Flag

Hi, I haven't heard from you for a while. Thanks for your comments. This is a great quilt to make, large or small.

02/28/2014 Flag

I've been wanting to try my hand at an Irish Chain block, and seeing how wonderful yours turned out inspires me to actually start! This looks sooo good, Ladymax! It caught me eye as I was scrolling through the quilting posts and then I saw you made it, so I had to tell you what a great quilt this is. The gray "chain" frames the autumn colors perfectly. Thanks for posting and inspiring me. If I figured it correctly, this quilt is about 56 -57 inches square right?

03/01/2014 Flag

QuiltDude, once again you say just the right thing to make me feel good about what I make, many thanks. I really thought that the Irish Chain was very difficult, but Amy's instructions are easy to follow. The size is 48" square and the blocks are 12". Go for it and make sure you post your photos.

03/01/2014 Flag

I bought a batik layer cake kit that has a motif in the center of each square that would work perfectly for this Irish Chain design, and I can't wait to get going on it. My problem is I broke my own rule of " work on only one project at a time", so I overloaded myself with 4, count 'em, four simultaneous projects! I will be posting everything as I get them done, so stay tuned. You would think I am racing to cath up to your hundreds of projects! You must quilt in your sleep, too! How/where do you find the time?

03/04/2014 Flag

P.S. The design I have in mind is going to be 108 inches square... That's 9 feet by 9 feet, oy vey!

03/04/2014 Flag

9 feet square. Are you crazy. I could not even lift a quilt that size I love your self control about only one project at a time. In the month of January I finished 15 projects that I had started. I am now trying to finish Celtic Crystals (a BOM from last year). Do you like working with batiks. I d, but I am sceptical as I had some colour run when I used spray starch. I look forward to seeing your Irish Chain. By the way I am retired and usual quilt between 6 and 8 hours almost every day. Addicted????

03/04/2014 Flag

Oh, Ladymax... not to toot my own horn, but I started to piece the focal block for this Favorite Things Irish Chain quilt, and they are looking really, really good! I'm excited about doing this, so I will slow down, take my time, be precise in my cutting and sewing, so everything works out perfectly. Thanks again for inspiring me, and I can't wait to finish this so I can post it, and I'll make sure to mention you as my quilt muse for this project!

03/05/2014 Flag

I am so glad that your project is looking good. I have also learned to slow down to make sure my cutting and sewing are accurate. For some reason I always feel that I have to rush and complete my projects, not so any more.

03/06/2014 Flag

oh, beautiful!! What a great idea working with batiks!

07/22/2014 Flag

Thanks, I really do love batiks. The colours are so rich and the fabric feels great.

07/22/2014 Flag