Thursday, July 10, 2014

Super Scrappy Abstract Double Irish Chain

Here's another experimental design I've been working on.  It's a Double Irish Chain quilt in black, blue, and yellow.  I'm sewing it super scrappy and randomly mixing up the black pieces to give it a non-traditional look.  After sewing the blocks, I auditioned a few different arrangements on the design wall.  I first tried a four blocks by six blocks arrangement.

Then, I tried a square top.  I decided I like the square arrangement better.  This top is five by five.

The large black squares with the rose prints seemed to jump out in the quilt top, so I moved them further apart into this design.  I'm sewing the blocks together from here, and adding a few borders.

I used a yellow batik for the first border.  I had a lot of blue squares left over from the blocks, so I cut a few more and did scrappy squares for border #2.

I'm going to finish it off with a solid jet black all the way around.  I've got half of it sewn on in the above photo.  Black always looks good!

Until next time...please visit the Curlicue Creations Shop...and have a super day!

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Jennifer Schifano Thomas