Quilting · Sewing

Luck o’ the Irish…

…will hopefully get this mini top completed and quilted before March arrives or too much has passed. To endeavor accomplish this I am going off road again and starting a project I didn’t have planned. Forget that I am way behind on hand quilting the baby quilt!

When I saw Irish Eyes at Inguiring Quilter’s, it was a given I would be making this project. You see, I have 3 favorite quilt blocks:

  1. Flying Geese
  2. Pineapple
  3. Double Irish Chain, Single Irish Chain, any adaptation of Irish Chain

Well, wouldn’t ya know, this top has 2 of the favs! Flying Geese and sorta “Irish Chain”. No way I can pass up this pattern. It’s perfect for a March decoration, but I didn’t plan it to be a March 2018 make.

Since I had reds and greens pulled for table topper ideas, it was easy to grab the stack and pull out the greens. I am not a kelly green girl so I went a different direction. The pattern calls for dark, medium, and light, I pulled dark, less dark, and medium. As you can see my mono shot doesn’t show much contrast. I went with a creamy background from stash knowing I wouldn’t have to worry about running out of it.

My mods are: reduce block size and total. I like how she envisioned the end product, this is her graphic to the left, so will play with the idea. I am making 5 blocks with a finished size of 9″. I am planning a 1″-1/5″ finished dark border and a Flying Geese outer border. My FG may fly sideways or out, not sure yet. but out will be less time consuming than sideways!

To determine if my calculations will work I did a test block. My 1/4″ seam allowance must be a bit generous as I am just shy of 9.5″ unfinished. It’s funny how in Mono the two Flying Geese greens look equal in value, but in the color shot the center and the inner Flying Geese look similar. Which proves how light can change perception of a color. Now just 4 more blocks and a ton of Flying Geese to go!

Joining up with:
Bee Social
Silly Mama
Inquiring Quilter

8 thoughts on “Luck o’ the Irish…

  1. Wow, this is going to be fantastic! Love the block and can’t wait to see this as a table runner. So perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. Thanks for linking to Wednesday Wait Loss.

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