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    Just a "Little" Irish

    Yes ... that's what it is ... Just a "Little" Irish ... a Mini Irish Chain.
    My first mini and also my first hand quilting project.

    Many thanks!!!!!
    to
    OKSewGlad and Granny_59 for the inspiration,
    to
    OKSGlad for coaching me through the process,
    and to
    NStitchs for the suggestion for the ♥ quilting.

    It's not quite small enough for an AAQI Mini as it's 10-1/2"x13-1/4" ... but heck, I had to make a quilt for the quilting rack that I just recently found at 2nd hand store.

    And yes, Ladies, you've got me hooked!!!!!!! I foresee many minis in my future!!!
    (and yes, that's a tiny flange in the border!)

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    Sew very pretty! You must have a lot of patience to sew such tiny pieces together.

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    This is sew very cute! So if I figured correctly your 9 patch blocks are only about 2" each??

    Edited to add, oh I think they are smaller than that, I just went back and looked at your measurements and counted the squares again. They are more like 1 1/2" each! Wow that is tiny, you need to picture it with something to scale like a pencil or a barbie doll.
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    That's so cute!!! Would it qualify as a doll quilt? Dolls come in all sizes.

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    Beautiful. Love your quilt stand.

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    Thanks Everyone for your kind comments.
    I'll challenge you to do one yourself ... it really wasn't that hard, and it was a whole lot of FUN!!!



    Quote Originally Posted by Neesie View Post
    That's so cute!!! Would it qualify as a doll quilt? Dolls come in all sizes.

    ITA dolls come in all sizes!! I don't think there's any official sizes for Doll Quilts or Minis. I referenced AAQI as it has become a standard here on the QB and I admire the ladies who have supported the AAQI effort. I hope that some day the program will spread to other countries, especially here to Canada.



    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    This is sew very cute! So if I figured correctly your 9 patch blocks are only about 2" each??

    Edited to add, oh I think they are smaller than that, I just went back and looked at your measurements and counted the squares again. They are more like 1 1/2" each! Wow that is tiny, you need to picture it with something to scale like a pencil or a barbie doll.
    Yes, you figured it out ... each of the yellow squares in the chain finish at 1/2"x1/2"!!

    This is BIG work, compared to what
    OKSGlad and Granny59 do!!!!!!!!!!!
    So I have a long way to go, to catch up to their intricate work!!!
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    Beautiful!!!

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    How darling!! Great job! Of course I counted and surmised it was 1/2" squares Did you strip piece the 9P's? Isn't it amazing how much fabric you really need for the pieces as so half of it is in seam allowances? Oh friend you are on a roll and will be whipping up these special little ones left and right.
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    You did one great job on this quilt, it won't take you long to catch up to OSKGLAD or Granny 59 you are well on your way.
    learn each and every day,memories or play.

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    Love the quilt and your flowers.

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    good job its beautiful!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    How darling!! Great job! Of course I counted and surmised it was 1/2" squares Did you strip piece the 9P's? Isn't it amazing how much fabric you really need for the pieces as so half of it is in seam allowances? Oh friend you are on a roll and will be whipping up these special little ones left and right.

    Yes .... did my tri-sets and then sewed together from there. Yes, a lot fo fabric ... yet it's so rewarding as to how fast I made a quilt top!!! (even though it takes me a long time to finish with the quilting and then the photo op!!!). Thank you Dear Friend for piquing my interest in this area, though I may get too too side tracked at times!
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    It looks adorable on it's little rack. Nice job on your mini.

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    That is so pretty! And I love where you took the pictures ...

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    OH, QuiltE, It's darlin'! Did ya hand quilt the hearts? So cute! I'd love ta see a close up. My first hand quiltin' had much bigger stitches. Ya did great!
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    Very pretty and I love your pattern and colors. Looks great in your garden. Thanks for sharing.
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    The good news is - you're the pilot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dublb View Post
    OH, QuiltE, It's darlin'! Did ya hand quilt the hearts? So cute! I'd love ta see a close up. My first hand quiltin' had much bigger stitches. Ya did great!
    Thanks!! Yes ... poke and stab hand quilting for the ♥'s using 2 strands embroidery floss. The back looks horrendous, front not so bad.
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    Oh you must have tons of patience QuiltE. This turned out beautiful! And I thought the FWS Quilt was hard at 6 1/2" squares!!!
    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and your fingers just won't work anymore."

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    Sweet little quilt! Minatures always amaze me. Your's is wonderful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeanieG View Post
    Oh you must have tons of patience QuiltE. This turned out beautiful! And I thought the FWS Quilt was hard at 6 1/2" squares!!!

    hahahaha!!!! Have I got you fooled!!!!!!!
    Patient I am not ... though stubborn I am!

    It actually wasn't that hard ... strip piecing and some shots of Best Press and away to the races!
    And the best part is that it was FUN!!!


    OKSGlad ... now that you've got me, hook, line and sinker, you can now go to work on JeanieG!!!
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    Great quilt and beautiful garden.

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    Amazing! I love your mini.

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    Absolutely drop dead gorgeous QuiltE, congratulations
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    Oh how sweet is that. I love the hearts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mirabelle View Post
    Absolutely drop dead gorgeous QuiltE, congratulations
    Thanks MiraB ... though I hope no one drops dead over it!!


    Quote Originally Posted by debcavan View Post
    Oh how sweet is that. I love the hearts.
    Thanks!! We can thank NStitchs for those little ♥'s ... she saw it IRL when it was still a FLIMSY and gave me the suggestion for the ♥'s!
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