Today I’m pleased to share with you a newly released book by Melissa Corry, Irish Chain Quilts. It never really occurred to me just how many awesome ways there were to make an Irish chain quilt. When Melissa sent me her new book to check out, I was really inspired by the variety of designs inside. Irish Chain Quilts contains 15 quilt patterns – from traditional…
Photography of quilts courtesy of Martingale Publishing, Photographer Brent Kane
In celebration of Melissa’s new book, several of us made a block from a pattern to be combined into one future charity quilt. My block happened to be from the cover quilt, End of the Rainbow.
These blocks are improvisational and great for scraps. I had a lot of fun just letting go, piecing without over thinking it. My background is low volume (as requested) and my focal fabrics are all shades of green. Melissa’s directions were very easy to follow, so even if you haven’t improvisationally pieced before, don’t be worried. 🙂
You can pick up your own copy of Irish Chain Quilts in a few places:
· Personalized and Autographed Copies from Melissa
· Your Local Quilt Shop
· Martingale (get a free E-copy with your order)
If you want to check out more blocks from bloggers, as well as peeks from inside the book, be sure to follow along on the blog hop below.
June 8th – Happy Quilting – Blog Hop Intro
June 9th – Moda Lissa – Lissa Alexander & Fat Quarter Shop – Jocelyn Ueng
June 10th – Piece N Quilt – Natalia Bonner & In Color Order – Jeni Baker
June 11th – Amy’s Creative Side – Amy Ellis & Sew Kind of Wonderful – Jenny Pedigo
June 12th – Quilt Story – Megan Jimenez & Diary of a Quilter – Amy Smart
June 15th – Freshly Pieced – Lee Heinrich & Christa Quilts – Christa Watson
June 16th – Moda Cutting Table – Carrie Nelson & Little Miss Shabby – Corey Yoder
June 17th – Fresh Lemons – Me! 🙂 & V and Co. – Vanessa Christenson
June 18th – A Quilting Life – Sherri McConnell & Stitch This! – Jenny Wilding Cardon
June 19th – Happy Quilting – Wrap Up & Grand Prizes
Also don’t forget to stop over at Melissa’s blog for more Irish Chain Quilt inspiration and the chance to win some celebratory prizes!