After pressing all the rest of the FQ’s i am using in this project as well as the background fabric, I managed to get the first 2 blocks done.
and i forgot to take a picture of the pattern in the book again, oops!
It is called Harriets Irish Chain variation!
I have cut the darker and lighter fabrics for the blocks into strips and will subcut them to the length i need as i make each block. Also did the same with the background fabric.
It is an interesting, different and somewhat nerve wracking not to be sewing strip sets, well long ones that is! But i decided i am liking it after getting the first 2 of the 18 A blocks done.
The quilt has a 1 1/2″ finished grid so the fabric is cut 2 ” wide and then subcut to whatever size needed depending on the row .
Without further yakking here is the first one i finished tonight.
there is a smidge of uneveness between the 1st and 2nd row on the right, I think i am going to cut the strips of background just a teeny bit wider, just to the other side of the line on the ruler. I would rather have a bit to trim than have these little indents!
And here is the second block!
and here they are together! don’t they make a nice pair!
Hmmmm, did you notice that the right hand square on the middle row of each block is oriented (fabric design) opposite of all the others?
thats probably because you add that one little 2″ square on at the end of the row.
i might have to fix that….
I am really pleased with the squareness and correct size of each internal square on these blocks, they turned out perfect ( well almost) LOL and all the seams nested together very nicely!
so stay tuned, I probably won’t get any sewing done tomorrow night as i have a meeting. but thursday evening i hope to get maybe 3 or 4 done!
I havn’ t really given much thought to giving myself a goal of when to finish , maybe after getting this one finished and thinking about it a bit I can give myself a goal to get the borders, quilting and binding done!
I was going to quilt the first one in the book exactly a s Carrie had done hers, but I saw a quilt today on pinterest that i really like how it was quilted, basically all done with the walking foot but very effective! Getting very excited to start that part of the journey!
cheers and thanks for dropping by!