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Thread: Single Irish chain quilt

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    I have been looking at ways to make a single irish chain quilt and they all seem to be a 9 patch alternating with a solid block. On page 5 of this board sewmom24 sent a pic of a beautiful one she made. It looks different. Sewmom, if you see this post, could you give me a little info on it. Or if anyone has any ideas re: an irish chain I'd love to hear. Thanks.
    Winnie

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    this pattern is available on line, I know for sure because , I looked at many before I made mine. I used two color red and white. If you google irish chain there are many free patterns available because it is an old standard. The colors selected by you gives it its look..........hope this helps

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    I see what you mean, her solid blocks with the hummingbirds seem much larger. I too will be interested to see what the difference is.

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    In the March/April '05 issue of Quiltmaker, there is a pattern for "My Irish Grandma Sue." It is an Irish Chain made with 30's reproduction fabric s and Sunbonnet' Sue's skirt is the wedges from the fan block. If you are loking for somethng a little bit different, you might want to check this out.

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    Thanks so much Vicki for the info. I have a friend who, I think, gets that magazine. I'll try and find the pattern.
    Winnie

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    I had been given precut wedges to use as the Dresden plate or fan so I used them in her skirt, but just made the traditional Sue quilt since I felt it would take too long to do the other. I machine embroidered on each hat band and used a darker pink for the shoe and hat. With me, I am always running behind with so many neices and nephews whose families are expecting, so I make the minimum but still try to make it look good.

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    PS Winnie: If you can't find it, I can make a copy and send it by snail mail. Just let me know.

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    Winnie I did a triple irish chain. This is an excel doc that gives some directions. Two pages check them both.

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    I found a picture, wish it was my quilt


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    I got all excited, I thought it was. I have the pattern if you need a copy of it. I can hunt it up and send it by snail mail. I am not smart like Patrice and it would take me into the next century to try and scan it and send it to you. :D

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