Monday, December 11, 2006

Chain, Chain, Chain

I'm working on a little red & green gift, but can't post a picture yet. I wasn't sure what to do for this gift and since the time was getting short, I returned to an old favorite - the Irish Chain. Since I can't post a picture of the current project, I'll post an old Double Irish Chain project. This is a little doll quilt (19"x25") I made in 2004 for my cousin's daughter. (Another team effort with my mom - she chose all the fabrics!) Not sure why I like this pattern so much - maybe it's because of the one my great-grandmother made for my mom circa 1950. (Here is another Irish Chain project I made in 2003.) Good luck to everyone out there with holiday deadlines!

11 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

NICE! I too like that pattern - it is easy enough & striking at the same time. Best of all even to a non-quilter, it looks like a quilt!

Jane Ann said...

I too am drawn to Irish chain quilts--and log cabins. Sometimes simple is just so appealing. Very classic.

Can't wait to see the real item.

Doodlebug Gail said...

Now that is so nice and bright - I'm drawn to brights and you have used your colours so well. Lovely!

Libby said...

There's just nothing like the tried and true patterns -- I think we are drawn to them because they will always stand the test of time no matter what fabrics we may be using. Just a thought.

ForestJane said...

Ohh, tell your mom she picks nice colors. :) Makes me want to try a quilt like that too!

Laurie said...

Ooh, the colors in this one are gorgeous!!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Looks great, wonderful for a V.I.D
very important doll!

Clare said...

Are you trying to get me side tracked! Lovely brights and your Mum has a good eye for colour.

Ruth said...

It's lovely and bright, the purple is great.

Cynthia said...

lovely quilt Jen. Irish chain is still one i would like to make some time. I also like your owl that you made. Very clever. Look forward to seeing more.

Cheryl said...

I just love the color combo in this quilt! I too really like the double Irish chain...