Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Irish Chain Scrap Buster Quilt II - A Finished Quilt

And a picture post.
Irish Chain Scrap Buster Quilt - tutorial available | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

My second Irish Chain Scrap Buster Quilt is finished and I love everything about it! Of course. The many fabrics used are all from stash (or my scrap bin) and are what I call my "favorites". I have many fabric favorites and you may note that they are repeated often throughout my quilts. When I run out of a special fabric I don't despair for there are always new fabric releases and inevitably new fabric favorites.

Irish Chain Scrap Buster Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

I have quilted this quilt by ditch stitching all seam lines (creating an all over 2 inch grid of lines); simple and functional quilting, allowing the fabrics to feature, and adding just the right amount of texture to soften the quilt.

Irish Chain Scrap Buster Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015
Irish Chain Scrap Buster Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

No surprises! For the back of the quilt for I have used my "go to" backing fabric which is Newsprint from the Paint collection by Carrie Bloomston. This is the perfect backing fabric for my quilts and handy to have yardage on hand! 

Irish Chain Scrap Buster Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015
Irish Chain Scrap Buster Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

Matched with my preferred black and white stripe binding fabric. (Note also the use of many "I Spy" fabrics in this quilt. There is so much to see, from animals, birds, flowers, to accessories, sewing notions, food and fruits. I love adding these little notes of interest to my quilts).

Irish Chain Scrap Buster Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015
Irish Chain Scrap Buster Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015
This quilt was sold prior to listing in my store.
If you're interested in purchasing one of my quilts - even one that I am still
working on - please don't hesitate to contact me by email.
Irish Chain Scrap Buster Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015
QUILT STATS
The finished quilt measures 74 inches x 74 inches.
37 rows of 37 squares.
1369 squares each measuring 2.5" x 2.5" (incl seam allowances).
250+ different printed fabrics.

Irish Chain Scrap Buster Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

Irish Chain Scrap Buster Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2015
RELEVANT LINKS:
Irish Chain Scrap Buster Quilt I - the finished quilt

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19 comments:

  1. Such a fresh and lively take on a traditional pattern. I sure love it!

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  2. Came out great, no wonder it sold so fast.

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    1. You have such an amazing eye for colour! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Rita, so lovely-as are all your quilts. Wondered if you wash your quilts prior to shipping to their purchaser?
    Thank you.

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    1. Great question, Mary. I wonder that also.

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  5. I have had a dark red jelly roll forever. Forever. Bought for something and it didn't match. This would be a great way to use it! Thanks for the idea. As always, your use of color is amazing. Great job!

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  6. Just awesome design and fabric combo!

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  7. Amazing, Rita, just stunning. Nearly 1400 squares just stupefies me in the best possible way. And to have it sold before it even is finished is the highest compliment. Congratulations !~!

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  8. This is beautiful!! I absolutely love your work!

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  9. I love your attitude about not despairing when you run out of a special fabric. Yes, there will be more!

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  10. Rita, this is an awesome quilt, I just love your backing fabric, thanks for sharing the link for it....some might just fall into my cart very soon. :)

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  11. That is a great one. Congrats on selling it!!

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  12. Rita, this is such a cute happy quilt. Love the colors and blends

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