February 27, 2012

Red and White Double Irish Chain Progress!

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That is a ray of sunshine you see!  We are enjoying a sunshine-y, wintry day!
Freshly off Mrs.Singer's rails today is this twin/full-sized Double Irish Chain quilt!  Here is the back - white fabric with deep red thread - and a peek at the front.  When she was wound up on the rails, I forgot how big she is and said WOW when I pulled her off and laid her flat!  Next up is binding, and I'm so glad I enjoy that step, too!  Then I'll show you a finished picture!

HERE is my quilt binding tutorial.  I always use a double-fold layer of fabric and sew it completely by machine for durability.  How the quilt wears over time is more important to me than it being hand-bound; plus, machine binding is much faster ... as in MONTHS faster for me!
Go HERE to see the finished quilt!

Linking to:
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

That is such a beautiful quilt. What an amazing quilt to finish up.
~Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva

Jennie @ Porch Swing Quilts said...

A double Irish chain was my first quilt - yellow, blue and white. Still have it, still love it. Love yours, and I love that you used red thread to quilt it.

And I totally agree with you on the durability of machine vs. hand binding. My quilts get a lot of wear and washing and the machine binding just holds up better. Some quilters can be a bit snobbish or embarrassed about it - glad you aren't!