French General Irish Chain

Pom Pom De Paris by French General

We have had a bit of sunshine for the first time in weeks. The deluge of rain seems to have stopped so I thought it a perfect time to pull out another quilt and document the specifics. I thought this Irish Chain would be good to talk about since next week I will be taking part in Melissa Corry's Irish Chain blog hop.
 This old quilt is just the opposite of what I will be showing next week, but more on that Monday. 

When I say old, spring 2011 was when this fabric was available in stores. Seems like eons ago. 

I love the look of  Blended Quilts that Marsha McCloskey and Sharon Yenter are known for. This fabric collection seemed like a perfect fit. 

So many of the prints were large scale and disappeared or blended into each other when cut smaller for the irish chain pieces. I guess that is the point of blended quilts, right?

 I love the muted butter yellow prints in this collection. The quilt has been washed a few times adding to it's well loved look.

  I did not let one scrap go to waste by adding the large prints, butter yellows and woven textures along with any orphan blocks or pieces from the quilt top to create a 2 sided quilt. 

A feathered wreath design was quilted in natural thread filling all of the natural area.

This is also the time for my public service announcement to document your quilts. I did not do that so I can remember who the quilter was. Maggi, was it you?

 I was lucky enough for this quilt to be featured in Quiltmania magazine 2012.
Thank you for reading along as I document my library of quilts and talk a step back into time!

Join me back here Monday for a fun blog hop featuring 
Melissa Corry's new book,
Irish Chain Quilts, Contemporary Twists on a Classic Design.


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