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Thread: Irish Chain

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    Senior Member teddysmom's Avatar
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    Irish Chain

    I've a lot of 1930's fabric and I'd like to use it to make an Irish Chain. I've never seen one this way but I think it would be so pretty. Anyone know of an Irish Chain Pattern that uses the 30's fabric?

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    http://www.google.com/search?q=irish...w=1290&bih=760 Lots of examples available. Just decide whether you want single, double, triple... and then use any pattern. It will look great.

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    A pattern doesn't have to use thirties fabric, you just need to use your thirties fabric.

    www.quilterscache.com has the irish chain block, with directions for making the quilt.
    http://www.quilterscache.com/I/IrishChainBlock.html

    I'm sure you can see it on a number of other sites as well. Quilters cache is my go-to site for classic blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charsuewilson View Post
    A pattern doesn't have to use thirties fabric, you just need to use your thirties fabric.

    www.quilterscache.com has the irish chain block, with directions for making the quilt.
    http://www.quilterscache.com/I/IrishChainBlock.html

    I'm sure you can see it on a number of other sites as well. Quilters cache is my go-to site for classic blocks.
    I don't like the Quilter's Cache Irish chain block. It's different from any other IC pattern.

    E. Burns has a really good IC book in her Quilt in a Day series.

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    I did. I was commissioned to make a quilt for the Crystal Cathedral. Their colors for their Woman's conference was the Candy Pink, Teal Turquoise and Bright Yellow. I appliqued dollies for the background. The border was made up of squares set on point. Sorry, I didn't get a picture taken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    I don't like the Quilter's Cache Irish chain block. It's different from any other IC pattern.

    E. Burns has a really good IC book in her Quilt in a Day series.
    Thanks, I just found it in one of my books that had been pushed back in the closet. In fact, there are instructions for a Scrappy Irish Quilt and it looks like the fabrics are the 1930's or at least in those colors. Can't wait to try it.

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...n-t197389.html

    Here is one I did in 1930's reproductions. The blue is even a 30's reproduction blue shade. I used the Eleanor Burns book to make mine.

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    OMG, Beautiful!

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    http://quiltville.blogspot.fi/2005/0...-and-hows.html
    Scroll down the page until you see the Irish Chain tutorial. I made one of these, it turned out quite nice.

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    I made a Triple Irish chain quilt using the Quilt in a day book...worked great...you can use any fabric for the quilt and I think it would look great in 30's!

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    Quote Originally Posted by patchsamkim View Post
    I made a Triple Irish chain quilt using the Quilt in a day book...worked great...you can use any fabric for the quilt and I think it would look great in 30's!
    Thanks, I think that's what I'm going to do! Can't wait to get started but have just started a queen size churn dash in the 30's so it will be a while since I hand piece and hand quilt.

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