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Thread: Scrappy Doble Irish Chain

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    I started a new project yesterday. It is supposed to be a king size quilt in the Double Irish Chain pattern. I decided instead of 3 colors I wanted it to be scrappy. It will have 3 color values. White (light), medium and dark. After I started it I decided I might be crazy. Keeping the medium and dark squares separated was nuts. Finally I put them in separate brown lunch bags and wrote Med and Dark on the side. Now, all I have to do is reach inside the bag and pull out a square. Keeps me from trying to color coordinate them. It is truly scrappy. I have 8 blocks finished, 102 to go. I haven't done the Double Irish Chain before and I think I'm really going to like it. I'll post pictures when the top is finished.

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    Can you show us a pic? I would love to see it and I'm sure it is going to be sooo pretty!

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    Sounds beautiful!

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    O.K. Here's a picture of the blocks I have finished. I think it's going to turn out neat.
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    Looks like you are off to a great start! :)

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    Coming along nicely! Thanks for the picture!

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    Yes, it's definitely going to turn out neat, and so pretty.
    BTW, wish I could hear you play here, too. :-)

    Jan in VA

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    Looking good! Please keep posting progress pictures. I think it is going to be a very pretty quilt.

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    I LOVE scrappy quilts and this will be NO exception! I hadn't thought to do the Irish chain as a scrappy, but you've changed my mind.

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    I already love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfkitty
    Coming along nicely! Thanks for the picture!
    :-D

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    Oh, lovely.how big are your squares?

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    I love your scrappy, its beautiful. keep us posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    Yes, it's definitely going to turn out neat, and so pretty.
    BTW, wish I could hear you play here, too. :-)

    Jan in VA
    Thanks. Would love to go to Virginia and play. We have been through there before. Beautiful country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    Oh, lovely.how big are your squares?
    2 1/2 inches. The white blocks are 6 1/2 inches with 2 1/2 x 6 1/2 strips; 4 corners are 2 1/2 squares.

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    OOPS! Looks like I should do some proof reading. I do know how to spell double.

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    I love this scrappy chain :D:D:D

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    You are off to a great start!!

    I love the scrappy look, my MIL is making one this winter. Here is mine. I have posted this before but here it is for you. I paid no attention to value, just grabbed and sewed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    You are off to a great start!!

    I love the scrappy look, my MIL is making one this winter. Here is mine. I have posted this before but here it is for you. I paid no attention to value, just grabbed and sewed!
    That may be the best way. It sure would be less confusing. I was thinking of doing an applique flower in the plain block but it might be too much. Probaby a nice quilting design would be better. I'll hand quilt it, as I do most of mine.

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    Your double irish chain is going to be great with all the colors. I attached a picture of the triple irish chain I made using all scraps. thanks for sharing
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    I like it!!

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    oh that is going to be beautiful be sure to post pics when you are done

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    Quote Originally Posted by bailey
    Looking good! Please keep posting progress pictures. I think it is going to be a very pretty quilt.
    :thumbup: :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvsstuff
    Your double irish chain is going to be great with all the colors. I attached a picture of the triple irish chain I made using all scraps. thanks for sharing
    Neat. I love the border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cathie R
    O.K. Here's a picture of the blocks I have finished. I think it's going to turn out neat.
    Its looking beautiful so far! Keep going, I'd like to see it finished.
    My friend made this one for me. I quilted it. The second brighter one was made by me. I had a bunch of 5" pinwheel blocks and didn't want to make any more. It was a what if I did this?

    http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...45965719cUrgzE

    http://good-times.webshots.com/photo...45965719cslHjx
    Sharon W.

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