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Thread: Double Irish Chain in Shamrocks

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    I made this quilt in honor of my paternal grandmother, who was proud of her Irish heritage. It is done all in shamrock fabrics, and solid green for the center chain blocks. The quilting is all shamrocks too, with a shamrock in each of the solid green blocks. Somewhere in the quilt is a single four-leaf clover. I gave the quilt to my aunt, who always reminds me that she is my "only blood aunt". She was recently diagnosed with Alzheimers, and has promised that the quilt will come back to me "when she is done with it". I hope I never get it back.

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    That's just beautiful!

    I hope you don't get it back for a very long time. :-)

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    Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. The green set next to the white makes it look so fresh & crisp, is that Prairie Points around the edge. Still have to have a bash at those.
    Hope the quilt stays with your Aunt :wink:

    Tisha

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    I love it! What a great story too.

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    It's gorgeous! Sorry about your aunt and hope she has the quilt for a very long time!

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    It's beautiful. And I love that you made it with so much Love and thought in it. I hope she finds that 4-leaf clover and it bring her Luck and good health!
    Linda/MI

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    Stunning gaigai,
    Shamrock fabrics galore - how lovely. I am sure your Aunt will treasure it for a long time. If she has been diagnosed early, I understand that medication can delay problems a good while.

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    lovely, glad she is able to enjoy it, for a good long bit. :D

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    Beautiful Gai! I love the idea of a four leaved clover among the quilting for luck: I too hope you never get it back!

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    Beautiful!!

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    Beautiful. Your grandmother will treasure this wonderful gift!

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    Gorgeous! LOVE it....I haven't actully done an Irish chain yet, but it's on my 'want to' list!

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    Love it...two color quilts are my fav

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    That is GORGEOUS!!! It's one of those that made me go "Ohhhhhhhhh" when I first saw it. The quilt itself and the meaning behind it are equally beautiful.

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    That's REALLY pretty!
    Me likey!!!

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    That is beautiful. And what a great story to go with it.

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    What a super cool quilt. I truely hope you don't get it back for a VERY long time.

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    That is just Beautiful.

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    :D :D :D Just gorgeous! What a great selection of fabrics. Great job!

    judee

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    This is so pretty and I also hope you never get it back!

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    Gosh 'n begorra but isn't that a fine piece o' quiltin'?! :wink:

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    BEAUTIFUL quilt! Great Job!!!!!

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    You chose the perfect fabrics, quilting, and pattern for your aunt!!!!! I love how you quilted with shamrocks and hid a 4 leaf clover in them, that is sooo cool 8) 8) 8) I hope too that you do not get this quilt back for many, many years!!!!!

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    this is just beautiful. your work is amazing

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    B E A U T I F U L!!!!!!

    Kyia

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