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Thread: New ideas: Irish Chain variations

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    Been having some troubles with the Ninja Star quilt (the Double Pinwheel bock wasn't lying flat---finally figured out that one of my triangle templates wasn't square and it was messing things up)...so I've been designing a little to keep myself from going absolutely insane over it. Besides the Wind Waker stained glass wall hangings (which I realized have at least 10-12 different colors on each of them), I came up with a couple Irish Chain variations. Nothing really special, but interesting none-the-less.




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    Both are very neat. Love the second one especially.

    Kyia

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    oooh very cool.. I like the rail fence version more too!!!

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    Those both are really nice! I can't wait to see them in a quilt. Are you going to do them yourself or are you going to have someone help you so you can write up the pattern?

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    they're both very clever!!! :P i don't recall ever seeing anything like either one.

    i especially like the second one, also. not only is it unusual; not only does it open up so many possibilities in terms of color, value and combinations of both; it's an awesome design for a new quilter. offers up many opportunities for skill building, and would look like a pro's quilt when done.

    hats off to the Flying Goddess!!! :P :P :P :!:

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    Nice work, Goddess. I like the modern art one better (I've always been known as the oddball :roll: ). It reminds me of the op art movement of the early sixties. Try using the bright hopes block in an Irish Chain. I think you'll like the way the weave patterns work out (I did anyway). It's an easy block that looks quite hard and has a lot of visual impact. Isn't it great how designing can be such a stress buster? 8) Keep it up, you're doing great.

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    Wow! I love both of these.
    Will you publish these patterns?
    I want them!

    Yes, I know, I have more patterns than time. :-o
    One day that will be reversed. :lol:

    Mary Jane

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    You are an amazing designer! I would never call these designs "nothing really special." These are both awesome patterns, you are so creative! :D :D :D Keep designing, I love what you come up with! :D :D :D

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    Oooooh! These are wonderful FVG! Stress evidently makes you VERY creative :D
    And I'm glad you figured out your pinwheel problem too. :wink:

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    oooh...nice. I really like the 2nd one. cool.

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    Love 'em...first one looks like asian bento box, could call it east meets west lol, and second pattern, very ingenious, and easy for strip quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nor'easter
    Nice work, Goddess. I like the modern art one better (I've always been known as the oddball :roll: ). It reminds me of the op art movement of the early sixties. Try using the bright hopes block in an Irish Chain. I think you'll like the way the weave patterns work out (I did anyway). It's an easy block that looks quite hard and has a lot of visual impact. Isn't it great how designing can be such a stress buster? 8) Keep it up, you're doing great.
    Actually, I did think about using a Bright Hopes block for an Irish Chain. Just haven't gotten around to it.

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    Oooh, i'm making so many ooopsies today, don't know what i was thinking, pattern isnt close to bento box, oh well, my brains just messing up today, but, i do really love the patterns, especially the first one.

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    These are great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste
    These are great!
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste
    These are great!
    Thanks!

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    WOW!!!!!! Looks really hard!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gale Leone
    WOW!!!!!! Looks really hard!!!
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    Its not as hard as it looks. Just a lot of strip piecing.

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    I took the Rail Road/Irish Chain and filled in the empty spaces with...well, even more Rail Road Blocks, but in a different and lighter color than the woven chain. I like this even better than the first one...lot of texture going on here. :D


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    that is absolutely amazing!

    Just stunning! I love this color/pattern within a pattern.
    Are you publishing this? Not that I have any money today!

    Mary Jane :D

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    I love it!!! What size blocks are you looking at? How soon until we see the results? You are so artistic!

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    I love this variation!!!! Like you say all the texture going on! With all those ideas dancing in your head how do you find the time to do anything else!!! You are very talented!! Keep up the good work!!!

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    The first pattern reminds me of an arcade game quilt I saw recently. Not the same, but close. Wish I could remember where I saw it. If I do I will post it. I like the one you designed. :D

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    You out did your self once again! I love the color combinations! Lots of movement! WOW :D :D :D

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    Thanks guys!

    As far as publishing any designs, I'm not sure how. I read a little bit on getting copyrights on them and most of it (probably the really important stuff) went over my head. It was like reading a stereo manual.

    Barbm---I don't know when I'm actually gonna make this. I still got two quilts to work on/finish plus work on the designs for the quilted sea map and the 8 stained glass wall hangings.

    DonnaRae---Arcade quilt? Space Invaders maybe?

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