Scrappy Irish is pieced together

I have been away!

First, we went to a Doobie Brothers/Eagles concert in Seattle with my sister & her husband.  That was a lot of fun!  Then my husband & I went down to the Oregon Coast for a few days.  We had wonderful weather and many long walks on the beach.  There was also a bit of whale watching, but nothing really close.

I did get the scrappy Irish chain pieced together and will hopefully get it quilted later this month.  This quilt is made with scraps from other people.  I’m not saying that you won’t find any of my own scraps in this quilt, but they are few and far between!  However, this is not a UFO … I started it in January while at a quilt retreat. It was a “Leader & Enders” project until I had all the 49 patch blocks done.  Then it was sewn together.

This quilt is adapted from Bonnie Hunter’s “Happily Scrappily Irish” that can be found in her book “Adventures with Leaders and Enders.”   I made it smaller than Bonnie’s and I’m not going to put a border on it.   If you’re interested in buying this book, it is no longer being printed, but Bonnie has them for sale on her website,   It is a book worth having!


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13 thoughts on “Scrappy Irish is pieced together

  1. Hope you enjoyed your time in Seattle. You were up in my neck of the woods. We did a whale watching trip earlier this summer and got very up close and personal with a lone humpback whale. Great job on the scrappy Irish chain quilt. Happy sewing! Andrea


    • Thanks, Terry! Not sure how it’s going to be quilted. Either feathers or a simple flower that goes out to the edges of the white. But, since I’m in love with feathers these days – that might just rule!


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