Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Meriwether Irish Chain Quilt

After I received the June Culcita Box, I knew exactly what I wanted to make with the fabric.  Meriwether was designed by Amy Gibson and I happened to have pinned one of Amy's quilts a long time ago and thought it would be perfect for the fabric.
Meriwether Irish Chain Quilt
The fabric is really bright and fun so I knew that I wanted to really show it off. I had 11 fat quarters and didn't have quite enough to make the quilt top so I added a blue solid.
Meriwether Irish Chain Quilt
A couple days before I started quilting, I received Jacquie Gering's new book in the mail.  It's called Walk and it introduces new ways to quilt with your walking foot.  
Meriwether Irish Chain Quilt
I am not a fan of free motion quilting so I was intrigued, but to be honest, I am terrified of changing up my straight line quilting habits.  I tried the "Orange Peel" quilting method.  It involved a lot of marking, but I am super pleased with the results.  I didn't take into account that my blocks are bigger than the ones she marked so mine looks a little different than hers but it was a fun way to mix things up.  And it wasn't hard, it just took some extra time and a lot more pivoting.
Meriwether Irish Chain Quilt
For the backing, I used a Priory Square print that I have had in my stash for a while.  I LOVE this print and I was so excited to finally find the perfect quilt for it.
Meriwether Irish Chain Quilt
I bound the quilt in the same blue solid that I used for the quilt top and hand stitched the binding to the back of the quilt with Perle cotton.

The quilt is now available in my shop.

Finished size: 54" x 66"
Fabric: Meriwether by Amy Gibson (available from Culcita, Quilt Sandwich, ilovefabric, and FQS)
Backing: Sunday Clippings from Priory Square
Binding: Freespirit Solid in Mineral Blue

Previous Culcita Box Quilts:

I hope you are all having a great summer!  If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen that we just got back from a trip to Yellowstone and Utah, but I am home now and am happy to be back to quilting and blogging.
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  2. Beautiful quilt. I love that pattern.

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    1. Thanks! I have wanted to make to make it for a while.

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  3. I love this quilt and this fabric is just perfect. I am so glad you made this. It is really inspiring.
    I love this picture of you and hubbs and the kids. Happy times

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    1. Thanks, Rosemary! We had a wonderfully happy time.

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  4. I prefer walking foot quilting also! After marking one time, the lines came back and now I'm too scared to do it again. I can't seem to get Hera marks to stay so I'm still stuck on straight lines, ugh! Your quilt is pretty :)

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    1. I used a water soluble pen on this one to mark dots and then used a Hera marker to mark the lines between the dots. It worked pretty well, but sometimes those Hera marker lines are really hard to see.

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  5. This is beautiful! :) A perfect way to showcase these prints.

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  6. It looks great! I am glad you tried the quilting. It is fun!

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