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    Irish chain top completed....PHEW.

    So I finally finished piecing the single Irish Chain throw for my DD, and her XTall, XXL hubby.
    I was painfully close to running out of fabric. After cutting the binding strips, I had a 6" X 20" piece of fabric leftover. YIKES!
    A special thanks to starlover, for coming up with a great way to expand the borders, as I was painfully short on the finished size. (It wasn't the exact suggestion, but a variation...)
    It finished at 52' X 68". I'm officially smitten with the Irish Chain.
    The next one will have a bit more pizazz, though...

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    I really need to get off the exclamation point.
    It may give people the idea that I'm bright and cheerful all the time....

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    One of my favorite patterns! Love it! I finished a hunters star recently out of the same paisley. Love that fabric.

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      #3
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      You did an awesome job on one of my favorite patterns. I know he is going to love it! I really need to move this up my list.
      Lisa

      M*QC forum is full of the best people!

      I'm not just buying fabric, I am supporting the economy...

      A bad day in the sewing room is better than a good day at the office.

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        #4
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        Very nice !
        :icon_wave: Lynn

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          #5
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          I'm going to do this for my next quilt, your's turned out great!
          Last edited by Jean Sewing Machine; January 20, 2014, 07:52 PM.

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            #6
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            That turned out lovely. I love the single Irish chain. Be sure to add this to the Irish Chain Group Library!
            sigpicMiss Sheri

            For me, it's all about Love, . . . Always!

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              #7
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              That looks great, Sue. I have a double irish chain at the quilters. I like your colors much better than my own!
              Robin
              My Pinterest Page of the Quilts I've Made: http://www.pinterest.com/rwmomto3/quilts-ive-made/

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                #8
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                Originally posted by Jean Sewing Machine View Post
                I'm going to do this for my ext quilt, your's turned out great!
                Thanks, guys!

                This wasn't really planned out well, I just had a spontaneous urge, and rode the wave...And sweated out the fabric!

                The Irish Chain is best, the bigger it is, no doubt.

                As I said, my next will have a little more pizazz. I'm confident enough now, using the strip piecing technique, to buy the good stuff.
                This was kind of a 'crash test dummy' with inexpensive fabric.

                It worked up fast, and I loved the experience!
                I really need to get off the exclamation point.
                It may give people the idea that I'm bright and cheerful all the time....

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                  #9
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                  I thinks it beautiful!!
                  Mary
                  SW Missouri


                  Smile and the world smiles with you, frown and you frown alone.

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                    #10
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                    I love it...It turned out wonderfully. The irish chain is one of my favorite patterns.
                    Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

                    Marilyn......
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                      #11
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                      I love it! You did a great job, they'll be thrilled with the quilt

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                        #12
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                        I love it. It's my favorite pattern, and love the colors!
                        My friends call me Peggy
                        The government calls me Mary Margaret

                        Proverbs 13:22 A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children.

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                          #13
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                          Love it. You did a great job. Hope to make one too.
                          sigpicAnita G.

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                            #14
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                            Beautiful quilt. The Irish Chain is on my list for this year
                            Marilyn (the one in Arizona)
                            Quilting is like love.
                            Enter it with Abandon or not at all.

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                              #15
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                              Beautifully done.
                              SandyWhite
                              Ocala, Florida
                              http://handpiecing.blogspot.com


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