Just a simple Single Irish Chain……………….

Took on a very different look! I had in mind the mantra “keep it simple”, but…………something just happened when this sandwich was slid under Ms  Juki’s needle!!! It’s humble beginnings: IMG_1620 (2) began to morph………….IMG_1622 (2)the center portion (initially, in my head) was going to be a simple diagonal grid (very traditional!) BUT, I focused on the possible texture that could be achieved by a floral motif! Texture….. love it! My next thought was to leave the 2” inner border unstitchedIMG_1627 (4) to give an “eye-rest” portion, so I stitched in the ditch and went on to the outer border….which went from plain old this: IMG_1625 (2) to this: IMG_1626 (2) Yup….quilting it to death is my ‘game’!So…..now I’m staring at that very unadorned inner greenish border piece….and it just canNOT stay that way…But what to do? The ‘eye’ still needs a bit of a rest from all that’s going on and whatever is chosen needs to continue in the ‘organic’ mode…………IMG_1628 I’m happy with this leafy design. On to the binding and a finish. IMG_1631 (2) I machine stitched the binding completely, as I’m not sure of where this quilt will end up. IMG_1633 As busy as the backing is (the lower portion of the above photo), the stitching designs show quite well! IMG_1629And, so it’s a ‘finish’. Thanks for tagging along on this latest project. Any questions, please, leave them in the comments below. Till next time……

See the previous post, here, for supply details…..

About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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11 Responses to Just a simple Single Irish Chain……………….

  1. Rhonda Dort says:

    Such beautiful quilting!

  2. Patricia Dauphinee says:

    Heaven. Get the fan out and blow some this way.

  3. It’s 90 degrees outside here in Maine too. Oops, mean close to our wood stove! Isn’t it amazing what we can now machine quilt using our domestic machines? I also tend to overbuilt mine… even the queen size ones. And I don’t have a larger size throat area, just my 35 year old Bernina. Hardly can believe that I invested in one 35 years ago. My guild mates thought I was insane at the time but after using it so long, it was well worth every penny.

    And I thoroughly enjoyed viewing your beautiful quilting. I always enjoyed doodling on paper as a child. Seems it paid off!!!

    • treadlemusic says:

      Yes, yes, yes! Doodling is invaluable in expanding your fmq “toolbox”! Creating the texture in a quilt is so totally mesmerizing…..and addicting!!!! AND FUN!!!! Hugs……

  4. Jeanne Massingill says:

    This is gorgeous! Is there really such a thing as over-quilting? Not!!!

  5. Patricia Dauphinee says:

    Beautiful, as always, hope the weather is good for you down there. Happy New Year.

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