a single irish chain quilt top

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I’ve never made an irish chain quilt, though I’ve admired them. I seem to be drawn to quilts made of two colors, but as of yet I’ve not been able to actually limit myself to just two colors. Obviously I couldn’t do it here either, though I did sorta limit myself to navy and gold (and gray…oops!)

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This quilt was inspired by this Anthropologie shower curtain I stumbled upon on Pinterest. I liked the idea of using a print for every other block (the solid squares). I tried to pick one fun print, but then decided to instead go with yellowy green/gold as the one color, but use a variety of prints. I thought the variety of prints in one color was pretty fun so I decided to do the same with the navy and gray/white 9 patch blocks.

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These colors were selected because I wanted to use a few of the new Cotton + Steel prints – I pulled out a couple favorites, a couple navy prints and a few golds, then realized that there were many other Cotton + Steel prints from past collections in the same colors. I included a few other navys and yellows that I found in my stash, and I’m pretty happy with how all the prints work together.

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I think I need to find some clashing color for the backing – something bright and unexpected. No ideas in mind yet, but hopefully something perfect will pop up!

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(Hazel’s a fan!)

Previous post about this quilt can be found here.

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