Thursday, June 23, 2016

Memoire A Paris Irish Chain Quilt - A Finished Quilt

Memoire A Paris Irish Chain Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

QUILT STATS
Memoire A Paris Irish Chain Quilt

Finished quilt measures 70 inches x 70 inches or 177 cm x 177 cm.
35 rows of 35 squares.
1225 squares each measuring 2.5" x 2.5" (incl seam allowances).
250+ different printed fabrics.
All solid fabrics are Robert Kaufman Kona Cottons. 
100% cotton fabric, batting, and thread.

Memoire A Paris Irish Chain Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Memoire A Paris Irish Chain Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Memoire A Paris Irish Chain Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

A finished quilt! A really satisfying finish this week. I love working with fabrics from stash and as you can see this quilt includes a huge range of fabrics from both old and new collections. Many are now hard to find and sought after fabrics, some have only just hit the stores. Included throughout are snippets of Liberty of London Tana Lawn for a touch of added luxury. Most fabric squares were individually cut and pieced, many fabrics were fussy cut to feature novelty items like a face, animal, shape, text, or other character.

Memoire A Paris Irish Chain Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Memoire A Paris Irish Chain Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Memoire A Paris Irish Chain Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

Once again this quilt is one of my bigger quilts - 70 inches x 70 inches - which can make basting and quilting quite an onerous task. I therefore decided to ditch stitch this quilt - quilting only the seam lines. When I say only I don't mean that this quilt is lightly quilted, for by quilting all seam lines an all over 2" grid of intersecting lines is created. I love this minimal look, and the subtle texture from the quilting is truly amazing.

Memoire A Paris Irish Chain Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Memoire A Paris Irish Chain Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Memoire A Paris Irish Chain Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

For the back of the quilt I have used my go to backing fabric ~ Newsprint from the Story Collection by Carrie Bloomston, and I have matched it with my signature black/white stripe fabric for binding; both complement the style and tone of the quilt perfectly.

Memoire A Paris Irish Chain Quilt - binding | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Memoire A Paris Irish Chain Quilt - binding | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Memoire A Paris Irish Chain Quilt - black & white stripe binding | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

This quilt is for sale and is available for purchase from my Etsy Store.

See the listing details here:

Memoire A Paris Irish Chain Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

This is my third Irish Chain Quilt made with the Scrappy Irish Chain Quilt Tutorial, and I doubt that it is my last. This is such an effective design, offers opportunity for fabric play, and what's more, it is the perfect stash and scrap buster.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

Memoire A Paris Irish Chain Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Memoire A Paris Irish Chain Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

RELEVANT LINKS:
Red Pepper Quilts Etsy Store
Memoire A Paris Irish Chain Quilt - Work in Progress
Irish Chain Scrap Buster Quilt 1 - July 2015
Irish Chain Scrap Buster Quilt 2 - October 2015
Irish Chain Scrap Buster Tutorial

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9 comments:

  1. I just love the little pops of green and, of course, your signature backing and binding! Beautiful!

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  2. Oh my goodness!!! This quilt is so beautiful! I love your work so much. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. I love this quilt very much. So unique with the dark navy, really really pretty.
    Well done Rita. You are so inspiring

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  4. Hi Rita... If you see this and have time to answer... Do you know what the pink fabric is withe the brown deer?? Thanks!! ❤️❤️❤️ The quilt!!!

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  5. I love to scroll through all the pictures, your quits make me happy!

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  6. Love this & all your quilts. I can't believe how often when scrolling through Pinterest that I pinned your quilts before realising they are yours��

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