I have wanted to make an Irish Chain quilt for some time now.
Years ago I helped my god daughter make a small one
for a school project,
but I've never made one for myself.
Amber at Gigi's Thimble is hosting a two color
Irish Chain quilt along and I jumped on board.
I had a box of red fabrics from a quilt I started years
ago and didn't finish, because I wasn't liking it.
The reds were used for another sampler quilt
I made with a quilt group I used to belong to.
There were still A LOT of red left in this box.
The first two steps have been released...
Press your fabrics
Cut them into the various sizes given on Amber's blog and Instagram.
My fabrics were washed and pressed.
2 1/2" strips were cut of the reds and I was ready to go.
(The true colors are somewhere between these two photos.)
Since mine is going to be scrappy,
I knew I didn't want to use the strip method of sewing
and then cutting the parts.
I cut my strips into 2 1/2" squares and have them ready to go.
One of my problems with QAL's or leader/ender quilts
is that I get too impatient.
I want to make the quilt now.
Therefore, two of each block has been made and I LOVE
how this quilt is going to look.
I will slowly make more blocks since it will take me
longer to make it this way.
This QAL has inspired me to use my red scraps
and empty another box in my Hidey Hole.
I have started the 2020 off with a red scrappy theme!