Finished Irish Chain Quilt + Printable Instructions

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Well, it's done and I love it!
My green and white Irish Chain quilt turned out 
just how I envisioned it.

It adds just a little bit of color and vintage charm at the foot of my bed.
I also think it would've been cute had the fabric placement been reversed.

I get asked a lot - 
the green  I used is called "Forest" by Michael Miller (Cotton Couture).

What do you think of my new "homebody" pillow?
I got it at the Corn Wagon Mercantile a few weeks ago.
The Corn Wagon is an awesome quilt shop in Springville, UT. 
and they recently opened a retreat center and mercantile behind the shop.  
The whole place is just a dream.  I definitely want to go back again soon! 

So I mentioned in my last post that I was debating whether or not to do crosshatching 
for the quilting on my quilt.  I decided to splurge and do it and I couldn't be happier!

 It was a bit pricey to do the crosshatching since my quilter basically had to quilt 
it twice but I think it was worth it.  I rarely do custom quilting (which is always more 
expensive) so I thought I would treat myself this time!  I feel like the crosshatching 
has a vintage vibe but is still kind of modern which is exactly the look I was going for!

The quilter I used on this was Denae Hansen of Plain Jane Quilting in American Fork, UT.
She always does a fantastic job and has a pretty quick turnaround time.
I always love her work!

I'm kind of obsessed with my backing fabric.  I went to 4 different fabric stores 
before I found it and the minute I saw it I knew it was the one.  It's called Wildwood
Peonies in Navy by Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton + Steel.  I actually ordered it through
AACottonCreations on Etsy though because the shop here in Utah only had it in canvas.
Are you one to put a lot of thought into your quilt backs or not?
Some people say, "Oh, it's on the back, you won't see it."  
But you do!  And I just want the back to make me as happy as the front.

Remember the labels I got a while back?  They're from Border City Quilts on Etsy.  
They were custom so if you want something similar just tell them you want the 2" x 2" 
cotton fold over labels.  You can pick the font and text.  I got a sheet of 20 for $16 
and I'm very happy with them! 

I'm so glad to have this quilt done so we can enjoy it now. 

I hope you don't mind me sharing a boatload of pictures with you today!
 Please let me know if you have any questions.  I'm also so happy to announce that I have 
the printable, condensed instructions for the two-color Irish Chain quilt HERE (2 size options). 

Happy quilting!


  1. Thank you for the instructions for this beautiful quilt.

  2. It's beautiful Amber! You're entire bed is so dreamy. Where did you get the tags with your name on them?

    1. I got them from AACottonCreations on Etsy. There is a link in the blog post. :)

  3. So beautiful! The back and quilting are just as you said, perfect!

  4. This looks fantastic Amber!! the perfect green! and that backing is swoon worthy!

  5. Beautiful! I love your backing fabric!

  6. Thank you! It was fun looking for the "perfect" print for my room!


  7. Thank you for the the consolidated instructions Amber. I wasn’t able to join you in the quilt along so I’ll be making mine later this year.

  8. You had me with the Irish chain quilt along, but then you added that 5 star backing and I am in love. I love your style!

  9. This is such a perfect green. Do you remember the color name / line? I'm thinking about two irish chain quilts for each of my son's beds in their shared bedroom, but I'll reverse the color in one of them. I think it will be gorgeous.

    1. Thanks! That sounds so cute for a boys room! The name of the green color I used was Forest by Michael Miller (Cotton Couture).


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