A Wee Bit of Ireland
by Mrs Roberta Molaro
A Wee Bit of Ireland by Roberta Molaro
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Last year I saw an illustration of a crib size double Irish chain quilt (in pink, white & blue with hearts) & thought "That's kinda neat".
Spent several hours with ruler and graft paper to lay out a Full/Queen size quilt in green & cream...with applique shamrocks in place of the hearts. (What else for an Irish chain?)
Laboured over getting the corners of the small blocks lined up!
Guess I did a good job (the gals that helped the judges told me afterward that a judge commented on how well they'd come out!). Added solid green, solid cream and plaid borders. The solid borders are hand quilted in a chain or woven ribbon effect .
Entered it in last year's Northumberland (small county) fair and got a best of show. In the larger, Gratz (Dauphin County) Fair it got a blue ribbon.
I dedicated this quilt to the memory of my beloved Irish Grandma, Sue who was a milliner and taught me to make perfect bows.
A close-up of the quilting in the border...