I have lots of fabrics in my stash these days. I inherited the stash of two best friends after they passed. I have decided that now is the time to try to make a true scrap quilt using what I have on hand. I was shocked that I have more than enough for a quilt or three! I spent a week pulling fabrics and trying to curate a collection that would go together. I had some fantastic advice from people in my Facebook group who have more experience with stash quilting and I took a class on it this winter also. You can read about that here and I decided to make an elongated Irish chain quilt that my friend Kristin made. She also wrote a free pattern for it. You can get it here: Loyal Heights Irish Chain Quilt: A Free Pattern – Simple. Handmade. Everyday. (kristinesser.com)
The lovely thing about this quilt is that you have so many options to make this simple yet powerfully dramatic quilt. I decided to use the some dragonfly fabric for each center square. I love how the block has movement on the design wall already. I also love the fact there is a little open space to show some free motion quilting.
If you want to sew along, I am making this with several of my quilty friends on my Facebook group and you can find that here: (1) My Creative Corner3 | Facebook It never ceases to amaze me how each quilt looks so different with the fabrics that were chosen.
I will have a lovely quilt when I am done that will remind me of my friends every time I see it. I will think of my best quilty friend Kristin who wrote up the pattern and the dear friends in the group sewing with me. I think of dear Carol and Phyllis when I sew and in the future when I use this quilt. Lovely warm memories that will make the quilt so special to me.
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