Thursday, July 16, 2009

An Impressive Irish Chain


Several quilters hung our quilts at the local bank during Heritage Days. Yes, you've seen those 2 quilts on the right before (mine), but that Irish Chain was amazing - not mine unfortunately. It's old, all hand stitched and quilted with tiny stitches, and that border was not pieced -- it was appliqued onto the white border. From this distance (photo) the viewer can see slight irregularities in how the little squares lined up, but up close I could barely tell it was not pieced, her applique stitches were so small - it is so well done, with the red squares in all the same place, as are the green. The label said it was made in the 30s. I'm going back for another look-see.

10 comments:

Joyce said...

Wow! I made one Irish chain and it's so hard not to make a mistake with the arrangement, esp one as complex as that one. Yours are beautiful too.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow three beautiful quilts!!! Amazing :-)

Lynn said...

What a great place to display your quilts. They all are beautiful!
Lynn

Meggie said...

That old quilt is beautiful.
Yours are beautiful too, but do look more contemporary.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

How neat to hang traditional with contemporary! What a great spot for a display. All are beautiful in their own, unique way!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Thanks for the stop by.... and I so thank you for my McTavishing comment. It was more tedious than I had anticipated...but quite pretty, I am sad that you enlarged it..as I kept running into her applique. But she loved it...and I was very proud...it got me 5 more quilts today! Yeah!

Tanya said...

Beautiful quilts all of them!

Gypsy Quilter said...

All are lovely and make a very nice contrast.

Quilting4U said...

The quilt display looks amazing! The Irish Chain re-inspired me, I have always wanted to do one, time will tell!

Rhonda said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing the quilts... they are amazing! And yes, that Irish Chain is awesome!