Saturday, 28 March 2015

Irish Chain Twist

I have just finished stitching all my blocks for the quilt along together, so here it is -

Making this cot sized quilt top took me in a slightly different direction. For the first time I didn't match up the points on the "x" squares as they are supposed to be wonky!! To start with this seemed to go against all I had been struggling for since I started piecing and quilting, but I really enjoyed the freedom it gave me and my next project, with my yellows and greys is going to embrace this style, I can't wait!!

Tomorrow I will raid my stash for a suitable backing and get it all sandwiched up ready for quilting.  I can't decide at the moment how to quilt it though.  I'm tempted to do a free motion loopy pattern in a contrasting thread, but not sure yet.

I've also finished quilting and binding my Stacked Squares quilt, and as soon as the weather bucks up and I can get some decent photos I'll share it with you.  I'm really happy with how it's turned out, the fabrics works well with the pattern and I've quilted it in a grey thread in straight lines one inch apart. 
I'm looking forward to see what you think of it because I'm entering it our local quilters exhibition!!

Happy stitching ............. Jacky O


  1. Your quilt top looks fantastic!! I am so glad you stepped outside your comfort zone and tried something new with the wonky approcach and then found you liked it!! Yippee, that is what QAL's are all about!! Can't wait to see how you quilt this up. So fun!!!

  2. Looks good. Good luck in your exhibition.

  3. Love this one and how you created the secondary diamond shape, and I like the dark background too! Great finish!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

  4. I was too sqare to go wonky, but I see how good it looks on your quilt, I will try it next time!

  5. Love your color choices. This turned out wonderful!