A couple months or more back, Sharon and I decided to make Scrappy Irish Chain quilts. We then proceeded to get super busy with other activities and goings-on. If it wasn't one, it was the other who had to cancel for about 4 weeks in a row. Yesterday, we finally had a sewing day together, and Sharon is nearing the completion of her Scrappy Irish Chain. Boy-oh-boy, it is a beauty!!
Take a look at her gorgeous quilt. Is this not a feast for the eyes!? The pastel-laden scrappy blocks blend so beautifully with the coral pink solid fabric. It will be so scrumptious when finished! More pictures!!
So far, the horizontal rows are coming together, but gosh, the blocks are so doggone big, we needed to lay it out to see 'the big picture.' Drooling, right?
The layout is only 5 blocks by 5 blocks, but with 18.5-inch blocks, this is one huge quilt! The bed is queen sized, and the overhang is significant.
Most of Sharon's scraps are from 3 Sisters and all their various lines in recent years. Some minimal additions have been made. They all work so well together, and that salmon/peach/coral solid plays up the pastels wonderfully well.
This final picture shows my quilt alongside Sharon's. My yellow solid plays up the brightness of the scraps, a direct contrast to the effect of Sharon's fabric choices. Either way, this quilt uses LOTS of scraps.
I want to make another.
As Sharon finishes hers, I will be sure to share here. Such a lovely quilt - luscious and restful for any bedroom.
Happy Quilting, Friends!