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Sugar Block 2013 set with Irish Chain

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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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What materials did you use? Fabrics from my stash

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What are you most proud of? First quilt I have machine quilted, not just stitched in the ditch! I love how the soft silver of the Irish chain pulls it all together.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Go for it!

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I'm planning on using my Sugar Block BOMs to mae the Irish Chain also. I'm glad I was able to see yours. Now I know how pretty it'll look. Very beautiful!

02/10/2014 Flag

Thanks. I'm so glad Amy shared this option. I had been thinking of various settings, but when I saw this, I knew it was meant to be. Hint: when you piece the Irish chain blocks, chain piece them. It goes amazingly fast. I worked on one or two blocks at a time for the first twelve and would add them to my quilt layout to keep me excited and motivated. Then the chain piecing idea hit me, and I chained the last twelve blocks. Amazingly fast!

02/11/2014 Flag

Then the chain piecing idea hit me. BINGO! I chained the last twelve. SO FAST!

02/11/2014 Flag

Love it. It's a great setting isn't it?

03/01/2014 Flag

Yes it is!

03/02/2014 Flag

Beautiful quilt

03/08/2014 Flag

I love it, very nice job on it all! I too was going to use this for my 2013 Sugar Block of the Month. I also when I saw that she did this for BOM, I signed up. How big is your quilt?

03/14/2014 Flag

Thanks. Finished size is 84 1/2 x 84 1/2. There are seven rows of seven blocks in each row. You need 25 Sugar Blocks. Sorry it took me so long to respond. I was away visiting grandchildren. You will love your finished quilt.

03/21/2014 Flag

Its absolutely LOVELY have you used orginally sizes? from Amys pattern and combined them?

04/03/2014 Flag

Thanks. Yes, I used all original sizes and combined them. It works out perfectly.

04/04/2014 Flag