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 Appliquéd 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