Friday, April 9, 2010

In touch with the Irish...

My husband's family history traces back to Ireland. As a result, my son, 17 YOA, loves anything Irish. He is very particular on what he likes and dislikes regarding quilts and to put it gently, he doesn't like most of what I like. However, we agreed on this Triple Irish Chain, pattern found in Fons and Porter magazine, from March/April 2008.

The pattern is very easy--strip pieced and then subcut and sewn into blocks. It is a fast sew. All my blocks are sewn and are ready for putting the quilt together.

My son and I chose these green batiks. After working on this quilt, I am convinced that one of God's favorite colors is green. If you don't believe me, look around your world and look at the multitude of green in every imaginable shade. This color has been so relaxing and soothing to sew with--extremely therapeutic.

A sampling of the blocks. This is a must sew--easy, and carry's a lot of impact!!


Carolyn said...

This quilt is so gorgeous! It looks like it would be a really fun one to do.

Annette Haslem said...

Wow those greens are stunning! Can't wait to see it done.

marciea casselman said...

It's a quilt that he can use on St. Patrick's day!
What a cool pattern.

Momoo said...

LOve the bright greens, looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

Small House said...

Mary I've missed your blog!! All your creations....everything! Glad to be back.

I talked about you the other night at our Relief Society Quilt Block of the Month. Alice Cowley. Look her up. OH....she co-owns "Green Tomatoes." Has a quilt in Bernina that she's demonstrating next month. YOU WOULD LOVE HER! I told her how wonderful you are.

Have a great day.


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