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!!