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Thread: I need your help ( Irish Chain)

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    I need your help ( Irish Chain)

    I just finished a large Irish Chain (Missouri Quilt) It is 88 by 208. I need to know what kind of quilting would be the best for me . I am a beginer and have only made a few small quilts and stippled them or stich in the dich. I have a brother 1500 which has a little bigger throat, but I am not at all good yet. Please give me your opinon what I should do. Thanks in advance Cookie

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    Congratulations! The quilting I've seen most often on Irish Chain is a diagonal across each square. I'm sure others will have some great ideas for the blank spaces.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie LM View Post
    I just finished a large Irish Chain (Missouri Quilt) It is 88 by 208.
    I hope you mean 88x108 LOL
    since the pattern leaves large open areas, i would find a design to use in each one and then just a straight line diagonally through the chains. a friend made me an irish chain and did shamrocks in the open areas.
    Nancy in western NY

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    Here's the Baby Irish Chain I just completed ...
    In The Pink ......... a Baby Irish!

    If you look closely, you can see that I did the diagonal quilting, just on the chains.
    You will need to watch your batting requirements for quilting spacing, as this does leave large open spaces.
    Of course, dependent on the size of your chains/blocks.
    If it was too large an area, then you could put a motif of some sort in the open area.
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    It was nice to read someone else is working on what I am, what a huge project. I think mine will turn out to be 110" x 110". I'm not brave or talented enough to do my own quilting so I am going to send mine to MSQC for all over quilting. I've previously sent a quilt with beautiful results, I just don't dare try one that big on my bernina.
    groovey

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    Thanks ArtsyOne This is my first large quilt and I want to do it all my self

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    Wow am I crazy.it is 88x108 I think I will try the diagonal lines and something in the center. Thanks for you quick response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfowles View Post
    It was nice to read someone else is working on what I am, what a huge project. I think mine will turn out to be 110" x 110". I'm not brave or talented enough to do my own quilting so I am going to send mine to MSQC for all over quilting. I've previously sent a quilt with beautiful results, I just don't dare try one that big on my bernina.
    I have never quilted a large one, but this is my first and I really want it to be my own. I may regret this but I am going to try. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Here's the Baby Irish Chain I just completed ...
    In The Pink ......... a Baby Irish!

    If you look closely, you can see that I did the diagonal quilting, just on the chains.
    You will need to watch your batting requirements for quilting spacing, as this does leave large open spaces.
    Of course, dependent on the size of your chains/blocks.
    If it was too large an area, then you could put a motif of some sort in the open area.
    Thanks your quilt is beautiful, yours are always great. This is my first large one and I just want to try and quilt it myself. I may regret it in the end but for now. I am going to try. Likeing you diagonal lines, not sure what to do with the empty squares but I will work on that. Going to check out the internet for more sugestions. Thanks again.

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    Here is mine. All pieced and quilted on a Brother 1500. It's cross hatched except the borders. They have a border design in them.

    Scrappy 1930 - 1940's Reproduction Double Irish Chain

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