Friday, February 6, 2015

An Irish Chainish Quilt?

I have a finished quilt to show today! This quilt came about after trying to organize my overflowing Anna Maria Horner stash. I thought it would reduce the volume - but somehow that never seems to happen! I guess when she continues to release these gorgeous, irresistible lines my efforts are futile!

I really love this quilt. It's kind of designed like a simple Single Irish Chain.


It's created with a simple 6" finished square and a simple 6" finished Nine Patch. The only tricky part is that you do have to lay everything out so that your Nine Patch squares match the corresponding print square. I also added a border around the edge that incorporates 2" squares to finish out the pattern.


The background is a light gray {even though it looks kind of beige in these pictures} - Moda Bella Fog. I did some diagonal straight line quilting through the small squares and a simple quilting motif in the 6" squares.


I'm sure there are future AMH fabric quilts in my future!!

25 comments:

  1. What a beauty! Truly a work of art - I really like what you have achieved by using the white/colours in 'opposite' placement - fun!!! What a great idea.

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  2. Dynamite quilt! I love how it showcases the prints and carrying the design out into the border is very clever!

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  3. So simple and so stunning! Love it!

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  4. What an amazing quilt! Love it!

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  6. This is beautiful. Her fabrics always call to me when they are all put together.

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  7. I really love this! IIII also have an overflowing stash of AMH and I may have just ordered some more last night

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  8. What a great design! Lovely. Gives me an idea for some of my Kate Spain fabrics.

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  9. A really gorgeous tribute to AMH fabric! What a great design!

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  10. Wow! I like that the centers of the blocks are a 6 x 6 square. It really shows the pattern on the fabric. Great design for those larger prints that can be hard to cut up.

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  11. Wow! I like that the centers of the blocks are a 6 x 6 square. It really shows the pattern on the fabric. Great design for those larger prints that can be hard to cut up.

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  12. Pretty, pretty, pretty! What a beauty!

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  13. Stunning! What a great way to show off those gorgeous fabrics.

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  14. Brilliant to have that 6" square so you Horner fabrics can shine. Always in the mood for a little Irish Chain love.

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  15. Brilliant - I never would have thought to combine a solid square with a 9-patch to create this cute, cute quilt! Thanks! LOVE Miss Norner's fabrics, too.

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  16. This is maybe my most favorite one that you have completed recently. I really love the look of the fabrics and the simple design. Beautiful Cindy. Do you need to know when my birthday is?? lol

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  17. Love your design, very pretty and clever, and great with the bold annamaria fabrics !!!

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  18. This is amazing and I am totally in love with your quilt!

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  19. Beautiful quilt - my style of quilt!

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  20. I just saw this on pinterest. It's gorgeous! I love the way you've reverses the usual chain colours and those fabrics are beautiful :)

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  21. I love this one! You are amazing!!

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!