This sweet and pretty Double Irish Chain quilt is featured in Homespun Magazine in October/November 2021.
BONUS! The kit contains a gorgeous PRE-PRINTED HEXAGON FABRIC. You can make your own hexies in the tradiitonal manner if you wish, but this gorgeous fabric can be appliqued using the fusible web method ~ no turning under seam allowances! Quick and easy!
A bevy of pretty little print fabrics and a lovely tonal white fabric, make up the main structure of this quilt. Appliqued in the white spaces in the quilt are hexagons, and these are also appliqued on the borders. A lovely applique design of bluebirds carrying ribbons gives an irrisistable character to the quilt, and this beautifully frames the main, pieced section.
What makes the quilt so easy to create is the printed hexagon fabric. No need to paper piece these hexies as they are already printed on to the fabric. So all you need to do is to iron fusible webbing to the back of this fabric, cut out the hexies in the required formation, and applique these down to the background, either by hand or machine.
You may prefer to make your own hexies, in which case you will need to have individual fabrics, e.g. a charm pack, or scraps from your stash, and you can use the traditional English paper piecing method. This method is not described in the pattern, as it is written to suit the pre-printed hexie fabric. However, if you are familiar with the technique of EPP, you can easily use the fabrics in your scrap basket to do the appliqued hexagons.
We are happy to offer you a kit in these fabrics, with special reference to the pre-printed hexie fabric ~ it is just delightful, and features a pretty little bluebird, which was the inspiration for the border applique. The kit includes the pattern and all fabrics for the quilt top, including the binding.
Scroll down to order one of these very pretty quilt kits, which include a copy of the pattern. You can purchase "Homespun" Magazine Vol 22 No 5 Oct/Nov 2021 for the pattern if you prefer to use your own fabrics.
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