Irish Chain quilts look so cool to me. I love how the colors can just fade into each other. I love how complicated it looks, but how simple it really is.
With this quilt I started with three shades of green. I wanted it to be of the same hue, but different values. The brown and cream will be accents.
I tried a different technique of piecing on this quilt. I have seen quilts in patterns where strip-piecing is used. I thought it was interesting, so I tried it out.
I started by calculating and cutting the strips of fabric needed for each block. Then I sewed them together.
Then I cut them out into strips.
Then, pieced them together for the block. For more information on getting your seams to match up, please see the previous blog post.
I ended up with a bunch of lovely blocks!
The strip-piecing made putting it together quick, but it did require more fabric, and it made more scraps. This is because I could only get so many blocks out of each strip. I only used a small portion of the last set of strips because I only needed one block out of it. Next time I use this method I will look into cutting the fabric down the length, instead of the width. Then I can be more precise in my measurements.
I will be using the scraps for the next part of this quilt. Stay tuned for the next weekly update on Friday!
Have fun sewing!