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    double irish chain

    I made this for my sister. The tan fabric is some of the most beautiful quilting fabric I have ever come across. It was left over from a quilt that I made for a friend of mine. The finished size is 53x63. The squares are 1 inch finished size.

    thanks for looking!

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    close up of the fabrics

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    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    Lovely!!! Looking forward to seeing it quilted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggersmom View Post
    Lovely!!! Looking forward to seeing it quilted.
    Me too. This is a fine, gender neutral quilt top. Love it.

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    Beautiful top. Now to the quilting.
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    is the tan cotton or brocade? it seems to have a shimmer to it. the quilt is beautiful.

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    What a pretty quilt that is! I love the double irish chain pattern & want to make one some day. The colors are so pretty together. Thanks for letting us see it.

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    I made a queen sized triple Irish chain in pink and white for my daughter when she got married, it took me two
    weeks to sew the top, and 6 months to hand quilt it. I love your quilt, and the fabric is wonderful.
    Pauline

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    You did a great job with picking out your fabrics. Can't wait to see how you quilt this top.
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    great quilt, lovely fabrics
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    Very nice, pretty fabric!

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    Very pretty, soft and understated. My favorite patterns are the classics like you Irish Chain and that cream fabric does look very rich.
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    Very pretty, classic and subtle. My favorite quilt patterns are the classics like your Irish Chain and that cream fabric does look very rich.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Quilter View Post
    is the tan cotton or brocade? it seems to have a shimmer to it. the quilt is beautiful.
    The tan is from South Seas Imports - which I don't think is being manufactured anymore according to a local quilt store owner. She said she used to carry it, and can't get anymore from her supplier. Too bad, because I would use fabrics from them alot!!! They add an elegance to quilts that typical cottons don't always have.

    I have seen some layer cakes in a pattern/company Williamsburg something that has a similar texture.

    It's not a brocade, it is a cotton, but the finish is not smooth like we see in quilting cottons. The finish is a bit "rougher" - truly reminds me of a cotton decorator fabric.

    I originally bought the tan about 4 yrs ago for a quilt for a friend. I had about 1.5 yds left and went online to find another yd. It was difficult to find and where i saw it in other colors, it was marked down. Learned something....I bought the first yard from a place in CA - but it was different, couldn't figure out why.

    Got it in the bright light at a quilt store and we were examining it - it was a copy!!! Almost like it was xeroxed and printed on regular cotton fabric. Close - but not the same and I could tell when I felt it. Plus the fabric info wasn't on the selvage (that was the give-away)

    Found another piece (couldn't believe it) and ordered it and it was the real thing. The fake is close enough that i'll use it for the binding.
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    here's a close up of how the patterns intertwine...

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    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    Great fabric choices. I like the color choices too. This will look beautiful quilted. Can't wait to see a photo of the completed work.

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    It is very pretty! What an excellent job with the piecing.
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    Very nice quilt. Interesting about the fabric.

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    Beautiful quilt!! On my bucket list for the future!

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    I agree, that tan fabric is very pretty. Love your quilt.

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    I agree the neutral fabric is gorgeous. Love your color combo too. Have a irish chain in my "TO DO" list but haven't decided whether to do a single, double or triple pattern. My background will be the darker color though.
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    Very pretty quilt. That neutral is very pretty.

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    very pretty like the colors!!!
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    That really sparkles. I can't wait to see it quilted.

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    Totally awesome

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    I love the Irish chain quilts. Beautiful!!

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