IRISH CHAIN QUILTS by Melissa Corry

IRISH CHAIN by Mellisa Corry
IRISH CHAIN by Mellisa Corry

I first heard about this book on Pat Sloan’s podcast. She did an interview with Mellisa Corry and they talked about the book. Of course I went to Melissa’s web page, I fell in love with the quilts I saw. There are over 15 projects in the book… one quilt prettier then the next.  So I bought it as a birthday gift to myself.

IRISH CHAIN on Happy Quilting Melissa.com

Melissa has a modern sensibility for the most part. Most of her quilt are based on tradition but she puts her unique twist on the blocks. Her instructions are pretty clear cut, easy to understand.  ( Keep in mind I have not made a quilt from her directions yet.)  Many of her quilts seem beginner friendly. She does a lot of strip piecing instead of just sewing patches together. I have never done a strip pieced quilt but I am willing to give it a try. I have heard it is easier than just piecing patches.

 

 

The chapters in the book are:

TWIST on TRADITION

MODERN PATCHWORK

IMPROVISATIONAL PIECING

APPLIQUE CHAINS

 

There are 15 quilts in the book and I would make most of them.  I see several that would make really cute baby quilts.  The quilt with the little houses in a chain is one of my favorites. You will have to see the book to see the quilt.

 

Right now I am planning to make the quilt NORTH STAR … see below a picture from the book and my EQ7 version.   I know for sure the red but not sure about the blue as I do not have a large assortment of  blue fabrics.  ( I am thinking scrappy)  Maybe gold would be a better choice than the blue. I think this book is worth the money I spent and am already pulling fabrics from my stash for two of the quilts from the book.

North Star
North Star

 

* * * * *My EQ version of North Star

My EQ version of North Star

 

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