18 September 2013

Double Irish Chain Quilt Top Finish

I finished my double Irish chain quilt top a little while back, and I had planned to take some photo's of it outside but unfortunately we've had some pretty miserable weather recently, so we'll have to make do with a couple of indoor shots that I took quickly this morning before work :) This is the biggest quilt I've made yet, it's huge! measuring roughly 85" square it will be perfect for our king-size bed. 
Although the top has been completed for some time, there's no sign of any basting going on. I think I'm putting it off as I'm totally freaked out by the size of it. Also, I've been procrastinating whether I should add a border to it? I actually forgot about it initially, but I think it might be a shame not to do something as it will be such a special quilt for us? I've picked out the perfect backing, It's a vintage sheet I've been saving for just the right occasion. It really brings out the bold yellow and aqua colour scheme.

So now I officially have two quilt tops in the works, I think this officially makes me a quilter!

14 comments:

  1. That is gorgeous- Emily at Strawberry Patch offers a basting service for intimidating quilts ;)

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  2. Absolutely love it and especially the colours you chose!! Well done you, yes I reckon that defo makes you a great quilter too!!

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  3. Gorgeous quilt and I love the backing Jess! That last photo is beautiful! May I 'pin' it?

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  4. It's a stunner! The backing is just perfection too! What an awesome quilt.

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  5. Gorgeous! You ARE officially a quilter!!

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  6. So soft and delicate! Have fun deciding on the quilting

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  7. It's beautiful, well done - and yes, you are definitely a quilter, and a talented one at that! :-)
    Xx

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  8. Beautiful and love the colors!! xo Heather

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  9. It is beautiful! You certainly are a quilter!
    Helen x

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  10. Oh gosh, my Nan had those sheets on her spare bed, makes me feel v happy to see them again, will make the perfect back to your lovely quilt top!

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  11. Dreamy... and the vintage sheet is oh so perfect!

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  12. Definitely! You've made a traditional pattern now too. It's so soft and pretty in colour.

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  13. I am an amateur quilter, your blog makes me drool. How, oh how do you make all your squares line up so perfectly??? I just made my nephew a 9 block quilt, I pinned and struggled forever trying to make it match up perfect, not to mention the pains I went through to cut it perfectly....what am I doing wrong? Is there a technique I'm missing?

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Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments.
I love reading each and every one. I try and respond to questions in the comments so other readers can see as well. Best wishes, Jessie