I showed this project a couple of months ago as one of the UFO's that were found when I unpacked my stuff from moving here 6 years ago. I had found a backing I liked and it had joined the stack of WIP awaiting the walking foot. I was thinking it would be a nice table topper for July since the colors were so patriotic, however.... my husband recently moved into a new office at work that had terrible art work and he asked if I would make something for him to hang to replace the corporate art.
I decided this would be perfect! The company logo has these colors, and this has enough contrast it will pop as a wall hanging. I completed the binding yesterday and today it is off to work.
I made it from what is now an old Eleanor Burns pattern, Irish Chain single and double from the Quilt in a Day series. Do you buy quilt pattern books? Single patterns? Do you buy them online or in a store? Or do you scope out tutorials or other references that are free on line? This is definitely a pattern that if I made it today I would be finding it online rather than pay for, but, at the time (almost 10 years ago) that was not an option, so I consider it $7.95 well spent.
I am adding this as my Sew & Tell Friday contirbution.
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It's beautiful! I have one quilt book that I bought and have been working my way through the book doing those patterns and making up some of my own along the way!ReplyDelete
Love it! I have more pattern books and magazines with more projects than I could make in 2 lifetimes and yet I still pick up new books now and then, and I have a whole lot of disc space on my laptop filled with free patterns and tutorials from the internet. It's a sickness I know.ReplyDelete
I think the black and red is quite striking in this quilt and nice that its going up in a public space too! I have never bought a pattern but do like to buy quilting books, sometimes just for the inspiration they bring. Since I started blogging I bookmark quilts that Isee and like online for future reference.ReplyDelete
Beautiful piece to have hanging out in public. I wouldn't be surprised if it didn't bring you in some commissioned work.ReplyDelete
I rarely buy a single pattern for a quilt. I love books so have a good collection of quilting books that supply me with plenty of patterns or inspiration.
My quilting magazine subscriptions have been whittled down to two these days but I regularly mark patterns in them I want to make.
I get ideas from different sites online but usually don't download free patterns.
Well, now that just worked out perfect.ReplyDelete
I will buy a book on line if I have seen the inside first. I don't buy many single patterns. I do print off a lot of free stuff on the internet. Not sure when I will get to them but I have them. lol
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Beautiful quilt. I really like the border fabric you chose. I have a couple of books with patterns and a couple of individual patterns, but for the most part, I like to think up the idea in my head!ReplyDelete
this is such a great finish. i love that your husband wanted it to hang at his work.ReplyDelete
It's beautiful! Love the colors.ReplyDelete
I never buy single patterns, but have a few books and magazines. I usually go online to find ideas.
Beautiful quilt! For me, I buy patterns in book and single form, and also troll the internet for tutorials.ReplyDelete
wow...that looks gorgeous...ReplyDelete
visiting you form sew and tell
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Great finish this week!! I am sure your husband will love it at work! Surprisingly our corporate art work is pretty darn cool and we're lucky to be in a beautiful new building!ReplyDelete
It looks lovely, Diane! How nice to decorate husband's office. That reminds me, I made one for my husbands meeting room years ago which still needs some stitches in the binding. Now, where did I put that...ReplyDelete
Fun black and red pattern!ReplyDelete
I never seem to use patterns unless it is applique or block of the month. I usually go to flickr and get inspired! Moda bakeshop is also great for ideas. Makes you want to buy more fabric too!
Great use of this classic pattern--very manly. I have lots of books and magazines which seem a better value than single patterns. I rarely buy any of that now, just using single blocks as starting points--there is so much inspiration all over! Plus I don't have room for any more paper--unless I get rid of some fabric :)ReplyDelete
Those traditional patterns like Irish Chain sure do make a stunning quilt. I only finished my double irish chain last year. It had been hiding in a cupboard.ReplyDelete
Very pretty! I have always loved this pattern. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Very Patriotic but not overly so. I'm sure it will brighten up your husband's office and I bet he will get a lot of visitors just to see the quilt!ReplyDelete
I really love the border fabric and your nice mitered corners!ReplyDelete
Love it! I love that your husband asked you to make something for him :) How fun!ReplyDelete
that is very pretty!ReplyDelete
Very nice, your corners are so crisp and clean. One day I hope to make crisp clean corners too. :o)ReplyDelete
I love the quilt in a day series! My first quilt project with my mom was her Trip Around the World. I love irish chains. They are so simple and pretty.ReplyDelete
That's a really pretty Irish Chain quilt. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I love the colors!ReplyDelete