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Thread: This is a photo request for Irish Chains of all kinds....

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    I want to make an Irish Chain soon. I'd love for everyone to post ones they've made here. :thumbup: 8) Would you tell me if it's single, double, or triple when you do? :wink:

    I can't post a photo... I don't have one (yet).

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    They 'can' be easy. I have the booklet "Time for a Chain" by Nancy J Smith & Lynda S Milligan. It was very, very helpful with pressing directions and peicing info. This was my first Irish chain.
    Here is the TRIPLE that I did a few years ago. King size for my sister.

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    grammy that is just beautiful! It sucks you in the way only a quilt can! :) Karla, don't forget about that beautiful Chain Terri did with the cardinal fabric. Let me see if I can find it. :)

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    Oh gosh I love them!! I think my confidence is having seams match is stronger due to my new machine.

    grammy--that is some quilt!! I love your color choices. :D

    Terri's is a single and it's all based on how many fabrics are in the pieced square?

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    Here's the link to my first (and only so far) single chain.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/9218.page

    judee

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    Here's one I did for my neice, it is a single.

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/9936.page
    This thread has a picture of my double irish chain I made several years ago. It isn't hard to do at all.

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/2253.page
    here is my one and only irish chain. i used the eleanor burns book. IRISH CHAIN IN A DAY. easy instructions for single double and triple. good luck. can't wait to see yours.

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    This was done the 'hard' way... by hand...
    people want to know if 'hand quilting' is dead or whatever... I say,
    "been there, done that, got the t-shirt, - put it in a quilt"....

    I have soooo much more fun doing stuff the 'easy' way and on the machines now....

    [img]http://usera.ImageCave.com/Mavican/Q...oubleirish.jpg[/img]

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    These are all so pretty!!! An Irish Chain is on my someday to-do list. Thanks for asking for pics, Karla--we can all enjoy them. :-)

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    :D :D :D Thay are all so nice....

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    Oh gosh I love them!! I think my confidence is having seams match is stronger due to my new machine.

    grammy--that is some quilt!! I love your color choices. :D

    Terri's is a single and it's all based on how many fabrics are in the pieced square?
    Yes, Karla, mine is a singe. I used the cardinal fabric for the big square and then 2 colors for the 9 patch. So, 3 in all. It's pretty easy. I just had to square everything and hope for the best. I'm not the best when it comes to that. I do have a couple seams that are off, but you really cannot tell.
    Just take a chance and do it!!

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    strip piecing is great, but i recommend you divide your fabrics into fat quarters before cutting your strips. it's easier to get nice straight cuts when you aren't working with the whole width of fabric. it's also easier to control the strips as you feed them through the machine to help keep the seams straight.

    you do great work. i know your IC is going to turn out beautifully. :-)

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    What lovely quilts...thanks for sharing everyone.....gosh another one I'll have to put on my to do list.... :roll:

    And Karla I have no doubt that you can do this....look at all you have done....just wonderful! You go girl.....

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    Karla

    I find it hard to believe that you have never done an Irish Chain. I have every confidence in the world that you will do a wonderful job. Can't wait to see the finished product. This was one of my first projects, a single Irish Chain, still yet to be completely finished, but.....
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    These are all so pretty! I haven't done an IC, but I'm sure enjoying looking at everyone else's!! Thanks for asking for them Karla. I can't wait to see what you do with yours. :lol:

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    here's mine from birthday blocks from my guild in Tx.
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    strip piecing is great, but i recommend you divide your fabrics into fat quarters before cutting your strips. it's easier to get nice straight cuts when you aren't working with the whole width of fabric. it's also easier to control the strips as you feed them through the machine to help keep the seams straight.
    That's a great idea. I did notice with the cat step one that it was easier to work with 20" strips.

    Wow--ICs look like so much fun because of what you can do to the solid block. I think I'd want to use a big print I don't want to cut into smaller pieces. Those appliques are a neat idea--Barb. I love seeing the colors everyone picked.

    Keep them coming, I know there are more out there. :D

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    Karla, here are the cardinal and blue Christmas ones I did.

    It's not the entire quilt, but you can see where I used the print as the big squares. I didn't fussy cut them either, they just came out that way.

    I need to edit my last post when I said I used 3 colors. I'm sorry, but I only used 2 colors for each one.
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    My first quilt was a single Irish chain. I think I like it the best. I'll take it off son's bed and take a pic. I've made several baby quilts too.

    They are quick and easy and cute! I have one that's a king size waiting to be sandwiched and quilted that I made ages ago, just waiting for some batting I ordered to finish this UFO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Here is my first Irish Chain and I did fussy cut the cardinals. (Terri thinks I copied her, but I did not- started the darned thing months ago- but she finished hers first!! LOL) Now to get her to believe me..silly girl! The Irish Chain remains one of my all time favorites and I found it fairly easy to do. Can't wait to see yours!

    I can't see the pic...

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    Grammy Dwynn,

    I saw your amazing quilt at the Coburg Quilt Show, didn't I?

    I love it and remember it got me thinking about Irish Chains for the first time.

    Thank You for sharing your beautiful and inspiring quilt!

    julieah, (your neighbor to the north) :-)

    P.S. Great thread! I love seeing everyone's work. :lol:

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    Karla, were you talking to me about applique? No applique here, i'm terrified of it lol. My roses hearts and diamonds were all paper-pieced in the alternate squares. :) Wow, so many gorgeous quilts here, makes me want to do another chain too lol

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    This is my double Irish chain. I really love this pattern and can't wait to make another one.
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