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Thread: My Shamrock Avatar

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    Senior Member pdunn56's Avatar
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    Several people have requested a larger photo and directions for this so I'm posting it here for anyone who is interested.


    its a simple double Irish chain pattern , here's directions for a larger one.
    http://www.how-to-quilt.com/patterns...rish-chain.pdf

    my strips were cut 1.5 inches wide for a 5" finished block. I used reverse fabrics- green on white and white on green to make the chains. The shamrocks are simply cut out of a preprinted fabric or you can find one on the internet to trace and ironed on with wonder-under. the finished chain blocks are only 15 inches- 3 rows of 5 inch blocks and I added the 2 borders to make it about a 21 inch square wallhanging. Its easy to do, just need to follow the color placement directions. hope this helps . enjoy and Happy St Patrick's Day
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    Thanks for sharing a larger picture AND directions! I love your quilt, and you certainly chose the perfect day to post it :-)

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    love your quilt and thanks for sharing with us along with the directions

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    Your quilt is stunning!

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    That's darling.

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    Thanks. I just bookmarked this for future reference.

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    Really cute.

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    Love it! Thanks

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    Nice job

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    Thanks for sharing that is very neat!

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    This is such a beautiful quilt. I absolutely love it.

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    Thank you everyone for your nice comments. :-)

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    Thanks for sharing, it is very nice, good Job.

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    Beautiful !! :-)

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    Great job on it! I love it! You've inspired me to make one for my son!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfkitty
    Great job on it! I love it! You've inspired me to make one for my son!
    wonderful, it makes a nice "male" quilt, I've made a few others over the years, here's some photos of them.

    Single Irish chain
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    Double Irish chain
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    Double Irish Chain with print blocks
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    I love it!! It looks an awful lot like the one I did, and we even used the same fabric! I had my LAQ'r quilt a shamrock in each of the green chain squares, and an intricate circle of shamrocks in the middle. There are intricate chains of shamrocks in the borders, and somewhere in the quilt, there is ONE 4-leaf clover! :P

    I made the quilt in honor of my paternal grandmother who was very proud of her Irish heritage. I gave it to her only daughter, my aunt.
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    GaiGai your quilt is gorgeous!!! especially love the prairie point border, I did that on my scrap 3d bowties that is happily on my bed ...happy aunt! ;-)

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