Irish Chain Quilts Blog Hop

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


I love a good twist on traditional quilting designs, so when Melissa Corry asked if I'd like to participate in a blog hop featuring her new book, Irish Chain Quilts, I was excited! Something about the simplicity of this classic design is so attractive and comforting to me. Melissa has turned this design on it's head in her book, exploring new ways to play with it.


The book is split into four parts: Twists on Tradition, Modern Patchwork, Improvisational Piecing, and Appliqu├ęd Chains. So there is something for everyone!


There are 15 different quilt patterns in this book, using a variety of shapes to accomplish the chain. We were each asked to feature a single quilt from the book. I would have had a difficult time choosing one, but the Coins in the Fountain quilt features my Nordika fabric collection, so that made it relatively easy!


This particular quilt features chains made from rectangles, and they're scrappy too! Melissa is putting together a quilt to be donated to Primary Children's Hospital. Each hop participant made a block to add to the quilt. I loved this idea, it was a fun excuse to sew something from the book and sew for charity. I chose to make my block in purples, surprise I know!

Make sure and check out the other stops on the hop! Also, comment on Melissa's introduction post to enter her grand prize giveaway!

June 8th -   Happy Quilting - Blog Hop Intro
June 9th -   Moda Lissa - Lissa Alexander + Fat Quarter Shop - Jocelyn Ueng
June 10th -  Piece N Quilt - Natalia Bonner + In Color Order - Jeni Baker
June 11th -  Amy's Creative Side - Amy Ellis + Sew Kind of Wonderful - Jenny Pedigo
June 12th -  Quilt Story - Megan Jimenez + Diary of a Quilter - Amy Smart
June 15th -  Freshly Pieced - Lee Heinrich + Christa Quilts - Christa Watson
June 16th -  Moda Cutting Table - Carrie Nelson + Little Miss Shabby - Corey Yoder
June 17th -  Fresh Lemons - Faith Jones + V and Co.  - Vanessa Christenson
June 18th -  A Quilting Life - Sherri McConnell + Stitch This! - Jenny Wilding Cardon
June 19th -  Happy Quilting - Wrap Up & Grand Prizes


You can get Irish Chain Quilts from the following: Personalized and Autographed Copies from Melissa, Martingale (get a free E-copy with your order), and Amazon (there is a Kindle version international friends).

25 comments :

  1. I love the block you chose for the charity quilt. That is an awesome idea to share.

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  2. She made good use of your wonderful fabric.

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  3. I love Melissa's new book--such stunning quilts but they look easy too!

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  4. I love your block. it is so simple looking. and the purples are wonderful.

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  5. Pretty block using your fabrics.

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  6. I like purple too. It would make a nice quilt.

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  7. I like your color choices for the Coins in the Fountain Irish Chain block. It would make a cool looking quilt.

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  8. That is a great design for an Irish Chain. I love the scrappy idea.

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  9. This looks like a great book. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I love all of the negative space...leaves the mind open for some great quilting designs.

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  11. I think this is my favorite book this year! You are right when you said there is something for everyone.

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  12. Love this block - looks like scraps would work well.

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  13. Great idea ( among many others in this book!)

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  14. Since I love scrappy quilts and improv piecing, it must be a book for me! I like the Irish chain very much but theses coins in the fourntain appeal to me so much. Thanks for this post Jeni!

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  15. I love what I've seen so far in the Blog Hop and I would love to get an autographed copy of the book.

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  16. I have many scraps sorted from a ticker tape quilt I starter a while ago. An Irish Chain would make a Perfect next project!

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  17. I love Melissa, and have loved the quilts I have made from her patterns. I am looking forward to making one from the book. lynnmcindoe at gmail dot com

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  18. This book looks like it would be fun to try out.

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  19. This looks like a great book! I like twists on traditional, too.
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com
    I enjoy sending love Melissa's way, because she's so full of love and creativity!

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  20. Love the modern patchwork page your showing us

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  21. I love your version, a variation of the standard pattern. thanks for the giveaway. slp.acp@gmail.com

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  22. I have not made an Irish Chain quilt yet but Melissa's quilts are inspiring me to add it to my list! Christine from Ontario

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  23. Great blog! So eager to get this book, the hop has been wetting my appetite for chains!

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  24. Wow! Love the purples with the white background. Purples are my favorite.

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