Here is Crafty Giveaway #3!! (Did you hear the trumpet fanfare?) ;-) This one is perfect for an end of summer quilt. I'm sure there are alot of you that are getting ready to go back to a school-year routine. You have limited time in between trying to find those obscure school supply items the teachers are requesting and making sure you're signed up for fall activities at the rec center. Or maybe your kids are all out of the house, but you could use a break from piecing tops and are ready to get to quilting. Here's the quilt I made for Twin B:
You are getting 9 of Block A and 10 of Block B. The blocks are 10" finished blocks. After looking at my quilt, I realize I'm giving away more blocks than I used. Crazy! But truth be told, I don't want to see any more yellow and green for awhile and I've moved on to other projects.
You will also get the miscellaneous fabrics in the second photo. There are strips, pieces and 1/2 yards - an assortment to be used however you wish. There may be enough to do a border. So how did I have so many blocks left? Well, for one, I overbought in the fabric department. I was going to do the star quilt in yellow and green. After doing the star quilt I realized I wanted to move on to something else (see a pattern yet?) and I whipped this puppy out of my back pocket.
Have you ever done a strip pieced irish chain? It goes so fast and is really rewarding. It's a great pattern for beginners too since it's all straight line, no frills sewing. This particular quilt is a double irish chain. This is a great way to use up your old strips for a scrappy look or you can do a deliberate color pattern as I did here. If you need instructions on how to make a single, double, or triple irish chain quilt you can go to this great website here. They use the strip piecing method. I think I had this top done in 2 days - with interruptions! That is no small feat.
My first "real" quilt was this irish chain pattern for my oldest son. (Notice that horrible afternoon light that I talked about yesterday. Yuck! But I still love this quilt!)
He is a frog fanatic and I had this great frog print to use in place of the white.
Are you ready to enter now? Add your comment at the end of this post. Let us know if you've ever made an irish chain quilt. Did you use the strip piecing method or piece individual squares (AAHH!!)? This giveaway is open to everyone (international people also). If you would like to increase your chances of winning, write about my blog with a link to this giveaway. Let me know in your comment that you linked to me in your blog and you will recieve 3 entries instead of 1. This giveaway will close on Wednesday, August 13th at 10pm est. Good luck and happy sewing!