Sunday, July 29, 2007

A Little Irish Chain

I'm over my funk for now. The issues from several days ago are still with me, I'll do what I can on my level. Annie, from http://anniesquilting.blogspot.com/ suggested I go shopping, which I did, and that put me back in a better humor. Thanks Annie! worked great! The other suggestion from several of you was to turn off the TV. I've been more and more successful at that over the years.

This is a little quilt (41 x 41 inches) I am making for my friends quilt class she is presenting to the quilt guild. She and I tried to settle on one colorway, but failed to agree on just one. In the end, she chose her colors and since I liked this brown and pink colorway, she suggested I make one also. I added the rounded posies since everything was so angular. The pink has a bit of blue in it, hence the cobalt blue posies. The border will be scalloped, adding more curves, using bias binding made of the same brown as that used in the chain. I'm still not sure if I should add an appliqued vine or ribbon. I'm doing the fusible interfacing method, but ran out of fusible. Oh too bad, back to the LQS tomorrow -- gee what a shame! LOL Not sure yet about working a hand buttonhole stitch or machine, but one or the other is planned.


This is NOT a hard quilt - I was surprised at how quickly it came together. What a great scrap quilt this would make!

19 comments:

meggie said...

I love the look of that quilt. the Posies just set it off beautifully.

Finn said...

Very pretty little quilt Elaine! I love the added touch of the applique, no matter the method. And what great sunflowers...looks like a quilt to me! Hugs, Finn

sMC said...

glad the 'funk' was dismissed. Love the Sunflowers, never mind the crawlies and the nasties etc. etc. don't you think they are just asking you to smile.
Irish Chain always a favourite. Would love to do a scrappy tripple irish chain ... one day.
Your 'nick of the woods' sounds great to me. :)

joyce said...

Your Double Irish Chain is very cut. Love the applique on it. I have had one on the hand quilting frame since about last Oct. Maybe it will be finished by next Oct if I'm lucky.

QuiltingFitzy said...

VERY nice Elaine! What about a bit of a vine and one posey at the top? Those poseys are really cute!!

Angie said...

What a lovely little quilt, Elaine! The appliqued flowers just add soooo much, IMHO. :> Of course, I love the Irish Chain block and applique both, so paired, they are bound to grab my attention. :>

Jeanne said...

This pretty irish chain quilt looks extra special with the applique posies. Great quilt, Elaine. The sunflowers are gorgeous, too. Don't they just make you smile?

KCQuilter said...

Great little quilt! I love pink and brown together and that gorgeous blue just sets it off.

Su Bee said...

Ooh - the applique is perfect - size, color and placement. It's adorable!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Very pretty Irish Chain, the Applique is such a great touch,,,
Irish chain is on my list of want to makes!! Very nice :O)..

Yvonne said...

What a cute little quilt....love the browns and pinks. That's on my someday to do list. The applique is cute. I LOVE your sunflowers....gorgeous. Glad to hear that you are feeling "better".

Annie said...

Looks great!! I love the added flowers.......so cute!! Keep on quilting.........

atet said...

What a lovely little quilt -- it would look great scrappy! And retail theraphy is usually a good choice. I'm hoping to do some today myself!

Linda_J said...

yep, the applique flowers really make the quilt. Good job and an easy way to work out of a funk.

I know my mood would improve dramatically if I didn't have to listen to the national news reports without wanting to throw something at the set. Local is fine but DH won't shut it off even if I ask him to. Guess I need to blast my headphones to drown it out.

paula, the quilter said...

Such a cute little quilt. And BTW, a field of sunflowers is such a spectacular sight!

jovaliquilts said...

I was behind in my blog reading and didn't learn of your funk until now. In these times I find myself in a funk over similar issues frequently. I agree with the turn off the TV advice. I haven't watched TV news in years. And I try to pick something where I can make a difference in some way. Otherwise, I feel helpless. Hope you're feeling better,
Cheri

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

The applique really makes it something special, Tracey

Sonnja said...

Hello Elaine,

What a lovely little quilt you made.
Kind Regards,

Sonnja

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

It's lovely Elaine, and your little applique softens it up. Is that a scalloped border I see happening too? My very first quilt was an Irish Chain.