The Irish chain design is a little harder to see than I anticipated.
|Close up of the design|
This silvery fabric is from a quilt I made in 2009. I thought the metallicness would make it stand out more.
Originally this quilt was going to be 20 blocks of 49 squares, just like the last one. Once I started working on it again, I realized I had enough fabric to make 5 more blocks, so I did. This meant a square quilt - a first for me. Then I realized the extra width meant that I wouldn't have enough of the fabric I was planning to use for the back. Fortunately I had just enough of this green fabric for the back.
I quilted in a criss-cross pattern through every other square. I debated quilting through every square like I did on the last scrap quilt, but this design didn't require it. I bound it in this nice silver fabric that I originally spotted for my next quilt. Of course once it was bound, I regretted not quilting it more.
Just like the last scrap quilt, I had to include a penguin square! It's actually quite the "I Spy" quilt, much more so than the last scrap quilt. In addition to the penguin, there are at least three owls, a bird, an alligator, a unicorn, a snowman, a shark, an airplane, and four pears.
Finished size: 68" x 68"
Total squares: 1,225