Tuesday, 26 January 2016
My Red and white Irish chain is finished!!!
My first big red and white quilt is finished!!!!!! It is entirely made out of scraps, all saved during lots of years. Some of them are even from the 80ties like that little bear.
The striped fabric from the back of the quilt is folded to the front to form a binding.
The pattern I used is from Bonny Hunter, from her book : Adventures with leaders and enders. I changed the 'white' part. In the pattern it is only made out of one big piece, while I chose to use small squares ( 2"by 2") throughout the whole quilt.
The back of the quilt, contains 2 different fabrics in red and white. The fabric in the middle is framed by the striped fabric. The quilt is machine quilted on my home sewing machine, just simple stripes.
The ducks are also from the 80ties, like the bears.
Size: 2.35m by 2.35m (approx. 92" by 92")
patched and quilted by my home sewing machine
batting: a heavy 100% cotton batting layer, normally used for covering a mattress ( in Dutch called: molton)
the weight of the quilt: 4 kg, yes it is heavy!
Have a nice day,