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Springy Irish Chain

February 6, 2017

It's finished!  I've been working on this one since last fall.  It has been lesson in patience.  The hubby's favorite color is yellow and since I had few quilts that fit our king size bed, I thought it would be nice to make one for spring.  Picture overload, sorry.  I am so happy to have this done! And since I loosely followed Eleanor Burn's Irish chain pattern, this one won't be shipping off anywhere.

 

 I used the Calliope pantograph.  It was a new one for me, and I did enjoy it. However, the quilt being 95 x 105, it took almost 13 bobbins of thread and nearly a whole spool.

 I love the backing as much as the front.  It is Carrie Bloomston's Newsprint fabric by Windham.

 

 

 

 

 It wasn't without some drama.  Measure twice, cut once.  Guess I was a little distracted when cutting the batting.  Thank goodness for HEAT PRESS!  Knew that stuff would come in handy one day.  Like I always say, just about anything can be corrected in a quilt.

 So, it is finally finished and I am very happy with it.  Enjoy some more pictures.

 

 

 

 

 Finally, one of my sweet daughter-in-love and the two grand children.  They were able to make a trip to see Stonehenge a few days ago.  I leave on Friday for a visit with them while they are in England.

 I am already thinking of names of new quilt designs.  My son has had a part time job at Cambridge University for several weeks.  I've got to design something to commemorate his time there.  Cambridge Crossings?  Stonehenge Shadows?  I've got some ideas percolating. Stay tuned.

 

 

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