Thursday, 23 April 2015

Irish Chain Twist Finish

I joined in with the last Quilt Along with Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting
Each of the weekly steps were very acheiveable, and , judging by the link up numbers, most people seemed to keep up to date.  I always enjoy Melissa's quilt alongs as she has great patterns, plus she is an involved and supportive  host. Her instructions are great- all step-by-step photos.

The fabric was all from my stash, which made me very happy.
I quilted this after watching a video tutorial by Lyn Durbin of the Loopy Clam free motion quilting.
I loved doing it and love the look. it gave this quilt. I have learnt to do it nice and big for the best look.

I took my quilt along to my favourite quilt photo place. It is a footbridge in Feilding (New Zealand)  the town closest to us.  The frame of the bridge is a  nice bright red, which  photographs well, plus the rails are easy to put a clip on to hold the quilt. The height above the stream means that even a big quilt hangs nicely so the whole design can be seen.
My quilt is "picnic" sized so it 79 by 79 inches.

My husband really likes this one, and indeed, it is one that men seem to find pleasing with it's regular irregularities. He says it is going nowhere, so I can see it will be on top of  our bedcovers this winter.

I am entering this into the Grand parade on Happy Quilting

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