Have you picked up a copy of Irish Chain Quilts?
I was so excited to see the twist Melissa
gave to the otherwise "traditional" pattern.
I had made an Irish Chain quilt... it was probably my second quilt
boring... I never finished it.
What a shame because when you look at these quilts they all
have so much style and movement.
They just look happy...
not as "well-mannered" as the
traditional Irish Chain quilts.
Do you know what I mean?
You will be inspired to see all the different
and unique quilts inside this book
by Melissa Cory.
Here are some
more photos of the projects in her book:
(all photos by Brent Kane)
They aren't the traditional looking Irish Chain quilts at all!
She has the book divided into 4 sections:
Twist on Tradition
There are 15 projects in the book in a variety of sizes and
a nice variety of techniques used also.
How is this one for a fresh look?
An Irish Braid
It uses 2 1/2" pre-cuts!
I am a huge fan of this quilt!
Or how about this contemporary styled quilt?
I liked this one just because it is so fun!
This one killed me though... how cute is this???
(yes, I intend on making this one... too)!
Did somebody say dots?
Just nothing but fun!
I enjoyed reading the tips Melissa shares in the book...
especially on how she cuts strips!
You can find Melissa's book at Martingale Publishing
or at Amazon.