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Monday, April 20, 2015

Irish Train Twist Finish!!

Whoop Whoop!

My Irish Chain Twist Quilt is quilted and bound, and I love it!


This quilt is the result of Melissa's Quilt Along to promote her new book.
I am so glad my friend Cyndi suggested that I quilt along.  I would not normally have chosen this quilt along because of the applique, and it ended up being a piece of cake!  So thank you to Melissa for a fabulous tutorial and Cyndi for pushing me along.


Instructions were included for different sizes and and color schemes.  I chose queen size because I love a big quilt and picked a controlled scrappy look.


The colors turned out great.  And the fabric I found for the back was PERFECT!  It echos all of the colors from the front beautifully.  Cyndi quilted it for me on her long arm.  I picked a flower pattern that matches the flowers in the backing.


I bound the quilt with a bright pink that really makes the applique petals stand out.
I wish you could feel how soft this quilt is.  I was a little worried about the applique being too stiff, but it drapes beautifully.
The only think left to do is pop it into the washing machine so it can get all crinkly!

Thanks for stopping by!
Tracy

12 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! I love these colors together!

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    1. Thanks Alison! I just checked out your blog and saw that you are doing a QAL. I am a sucker for a good QAL so I most likely will be joining in. Better late than never! :)

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  2. Enjoying your blog! This is a very pretty quilt! The colors make it even more refreshing! Great choices!
    Warmly, Mickie

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    1. Thanks Mickie! I'm enjoying writing it and meeting new people through it. :)

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  3. Great pictures of your quilt. It turned out Beautiful and I am so glad you did it with me. Kept me on track because I am a little competitive and you are so quick. LOL. Your bacing was perfect and went well with the front. Cant wait til we do another one.

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  4. Your quilt turned out absolutely beautiful!!! What a gorgeous finish!!! I loved the colors your choose from the start and it is so fun to see them all come together into a stunning quilting!!! And I love that backing fabric too, Color Theory is one of my favorite lines of Vanessa Christensen's ;) I am so glad you enjoyed the QAL and found that applique wasn't to scary, that is what QAL's are all about!!!

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  5. Very pretty, you did a great job with the colors.

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  6. Very pretty, you did a great job with the colors.

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  7. Your quilt is beautiful! Great job!

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  8. Oh that is beautiful! I love the pinks and greens together.

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  9. Such fun and spring-like colors!

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  10. Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous. And perfect for spring!! Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

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