Triple Irish Chain- scrappy (what else could it be?)

posted by Carlene Foster
Tue, Nov 12 2013


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I always had the Irish Chain quilt on my bucket lists.  During my 16 days of thumb twiddling during the go't shut down, I dug into my stash of 2x2 squares.  This was the third and final project until my sack of squares is full again.  I started with a 2 1/2 gallon ziplock bag of 2x2 squares that I have saved for a few years now (I could tell by the vintage of some of the fabrics that it has been at least 10 years for some of them to be used).  I am now down to one sandwich bag full, so I'll have to do some more projects not involving scraps before I'll be back into the 2x2 scrappy quilt bases. :)  This is actually 2 quilt blocks, one of which is a 7x7 grid with the light colors making an x through the center and then one in the center of each outer side.  The second block started with an 8 1/2 inch square, 4  4 3/4 inch strips, and 20 2x2 squares.  I had the border fabric in my stash, as well as the dark green sashing.  So, one more quilt top from what most would have thrown out  for scrap.

Comments

gini wrote re: Triple Irish Chain- scrappy (what else could it be?)
on Wed, Nov 13 2013 12:30 AM

Beautiful chain.

adir_quilter wrote re: Triple Irish Chain- scrappy (what else could it be?)
on Wed, Nov 13 2013 8:17 AM

I love it!  All my scarps are packed but I have to write this one down.  Great job.

Jo wrote re: Triple Irish Chain- scrappy (what else could it be?)
on Thu, Nov 14 2013 10:02 PM

Beautiful quilt.  I hope to use my scraps like this.  I think an Irish Chain would be a great way to use them.  

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