Irish Chain Quilt
Completed in 1997
This is the first quilt I ever started. A co-worker’s mother died and left behind her stash of fabrics. My co-worker didn’t sew, so I inherited the stash. Unfortunately, being new to quilting I followed the instructions from the pattern in a magazine which called for cutting hundreds of 2 inch squares. If only I had known about strip piecing! It took me over a year to finish to top of the quilt and my bag of fabric squares seemed just as large as when I started. I passed the squares on to my aunt, who made a couple of more quilts with them and still did not use them all up! Due to its size, I had this quilt professionally machine quilted.