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.


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!

12 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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  5. Beautiful! I love your backing fabric!

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

    Amber

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  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.

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  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!

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