I have finished my Irish Chain Variation! As I mentioned in a recent post, this quilt was inspired by an Amish quilt on the back cover of the book A Gallery of Amish Quilts. The original quilt was all yellow and blue. I obviously went with white and black and then broke into the negative space with reds in an ombre progression. I had been calling this a Nine Patch Variation because that’s what I thought it was…then I read the caption on the original quilt and it is an Irish Chain. So I guess I will now call this my Irish Chain Variation.
The quilting was done in irregularly spaced but straight (as possible) lines to form a diagonal grid. I debated thread color a lot. I ended up going with a soft gray Aurifil which blends well in the white and red areas but certainly shows in the black. I didn’t want to change threads and do freemotion quilting inside the black shapes because it just wasn’t the look I was going for. I sort of like the overlay of lines. It adds another dimension to the quilt.
I chose to use the solid white for the binding, a foolhardy choice, I know. But I like how it blends with all those setting triangles.
And here is one last picture for fun.
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