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    Leaders and Enders Irish Chain

    Here is my version of Bonnie Hunter's "leaders and enders" scrappy quilt. I gave this to a friend for a cottage-warming gift. She said she was thinking about hanging it on the wall and I encouraged her to go ahead and use it, as that is what I made it for.



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    1951 Singer 301A - "Jean"
    1958 Singer Featherweight - "Verna"
    2009 Janome 4100QDC - Nameless


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    That's so pretty. You did such a great job. What a compliment for her to want to use it as art.
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    Beautiful quilt!!!
    enjoy your life...it's the only one you have!!!
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    Oh, that is so pretty. I love all the different colors and the chain effect. Nice job.

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    You did a wonderful job!!! love it
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    Thanks for sharing, I've been setting up my scraps to start this very quilt!
    QMFAO

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    If anybody is looking to swap some squares, the curious quilter (https://thecuriousquilter.wordpress.com) is hosting a square swap that is open right now. 1.5" - 2.5". She is into postage square quilts but I'd like to do a PSQ and then do an Irish Chain like yours.

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    I love the scrappy Irish Chain! I have wanted to do one, but never got it started. Great job.

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    beautiful!!! you did a nice job!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by g'ville View Post
    I love the scrappy Irish Chain! I have wanted to do one, but never got it started. Great job.
    Aren't they the best? And "sew e-z" when you do it this way. I made a "Yank's Chain" eons ago & I wish I'd known this technique then!
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    Did you send a copy of this little gem to Bonnie to post in her gallery? I hope so!!! She needs to see this beauty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by burchquilts View Post
    Did you send a copy of this little gem to Bonnie to post in her gallery? I hope so!!! She needs to see this beauty!
    I so agree. And I know if I was your friend that I would count myself so blessed to be able to snuggle under this quilt.

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    Your quilt is beautiful! I love making scrap quilts - it is so much fun to look at it when it is done and see all the previous quilts that I have made. The lady who did all my quilts for a few years said she always enjoyed the scrappy ones when they came through because she would remember the quilts she had done originally.

    I love this book - I purchased it after picking it up and putting it down several times. I hate to pay full price for any book, but this was an exception. I am so glad I bought it.

    I have made several quilts from it and have a boat-load of squares cut and ready to go at a moments notice. When I finish making a quilt, I immediately cut my scraps into squares and put them aside.

    I have almost finished the "rick rack nines" quilt in the book - I found the material I want for the final border, back and binding - now to get the money together to buy it - hoping to find it at the local big-box quilt store and use a coupon.

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    Your Irish Chain turned out beautiful. I'm working on one as well. I love her L&E book.

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    She recently had a sale of some scratch and dent L&E books, but I just missed out... I'm going to break down and buy it, because I really want to get on my Irish chain started soon, I should have some charms coming in the mail this month from a swap.
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    ​Your scrappy Irish Chain is great!

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    Beautiful
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    Wow, you have one lucky friend. I am sure it will be a family heirloom for many generations!

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    That's on my WAD list too. Good job.

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    I really like the scrappy look in this quilt!

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    Beautiful quilt!
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    How wonderful. I have always wanted to do this but never started. Now I'm gettin' to it.
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    Pretty scrappy! So glad your friend appreciates your creativity!
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    So much work, very pretty and quilts should be used and loved.

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    Very nice scrappy Irish chain.

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