Val's Quilting Studio Tuesday Archives: Irish Chain Quilts.
This might be the first quilt I ever made. I was in high school and my wonderful Grandmother thought I needed a special quilt that was embroidered by all of my high school friends. She traced off the flower blocks for me (they were actually state flower embroidery blocks), and I passed them out to my friends. Most of them came back but a few didn't. I did those few myself.
Grandma suggested the Irish Chain pattern that I pieced without help from my mom but we didn't use rotary cutters back then. I am amazed that it worked out using the old "trace around the card board" method. I bet those seams were not 1/4" either. How it worked out I have no idea.
I'm pretty sure Mom quilted it for me and her friend Deb Walker helped. It is all hand quilted and it is really beautiful workmanship!