Monday, October 21, 2013

A Double Irish Chain Quilt From Fat Quarters - Tutorial & Giveaway

Today is my 1,000th post and what better way to celebrate than with a free tutorial and giveaway.  You'll be eligible for the giveaway by leaving a comment to this post...AND if you share it on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram you'll be eligible for an additional giveaway.  But first, the tutorial.

Please note:  This tutorial is not exhaustive of the process and requires a basic understanding of quilt making. But I've got you covered there . . . go to my How to Make a Quilt tutorials found here first if you'd like.


To make a Double Irish Chain quilt you generally need three different fabrics, or in this case, three distinct color values.  I've used a dark navy blue (Kona cotton in Peacoat from Robert Kaufman Fabrics) and various pinks and melons in a variety of hues (Kona Cotton Pretty Peonies colorstory FQ bundle from Robert Kaufman Fabrics.)  In order to achieve the proper double Irish chain effect, every Block A has a distinct lighter hue pink/melon and a darker hue pink/melon.







To make construction and assembly easier, strip piece your 2 1/2" strips into units that than can be cut down into 2 1/2" x 10 1/2" sections to use according to the graphic below.




Once all 72 total blocks are made, alternate A and B blocks eight blocks across and nine blocks down.  Baste, quilt and bind that puppy!


As usual, Russ from The Back Porch Quilters quilted my Double Irish Chain and he is offering a $25 gift certificate to use towards quilting one of your quilts.  Leave a comment to this post and you are entered for that $25 gift certificate.  BUT if you share this post on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram and tag me (I'm oldredbarnco everywhere!) telling me you did so then you will then be eligible for an ADDITIONAL $25 gift certificate to The Back Porch Quilters from me.  Fifty bucks towards long arm quilting ain't too shabby!


Go forth and make quilts, leave comments and tag me when you share on all of your social media accounts.

CONTEST IS CLOSED.  WINNER CHOSEN BY RANDOM DRAW AND ANNOUNCED IN NEXT POST.  

Yay for 1,000 posts!

dana

59 comments:

Artfulife said...

Lucky number one! Crossing my fingers for this beauty :)

Artfulife said...

Lucky number one! Crossing my fingers for this beauty :)

Jennifer said...

I love this and can't wait to try it! Thanks for the tutorial!

Magnolia Tea said...

That's a beautiful quilt! Love the double irish chain.

Lauren Deel said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial - this is gorgeous! I'd love to win the giveaway, too.... I'm sure I'll have a quilt top needing quilting soon. :)

Anita in Florida said...

Thanks for the great tut...I'm thinking batiks!!!

java diva said...

Congrats on your 1000th post, Dana!

Patty Ferguson said...

Love the colors! Beautiful work

Jacque. said...

Congrats on your 1,000 post, Dana! YAY! And, the tutorial is great...the Double Irish Chain has long been on my list of quilts to make. Your navy and pink quilt is fabulous! Great job all the way around.

MelissaS said...

All I can say is OH MY I love it! I hope I can give it the home it deserves and desires.

Just Ducky said...

What beautiful colors and what beautiful quilting. A real treasure.

Jenny said...

Yay for 1000 posts! Lovely quilt and thank you for the tutorial too.

Kim M said...

Congrats on your 1000th post! I love the navy quilting over the pink/melon squares. Really striking!

Gill said...

Congratulations and thanks for the great tutorial!

Gill said...

Congratulations and thanks for the great tutorial!

Robin (noteverstill/noteversewing) said...

It's a gorgeous quilt! Congratulations on 1000!

Pamela S. said...

Congrats on your 1,000 post! Awesome tute and pix too - thanks for sharing!!

sallgood said...

Congratulations! And I think I need another quilt living at my house. :D

D Barn said...

I'm a beginning quilter. I hope to quilt just like this one day! I like your cat and dogs and oh yes, the fact that you love in the country! Nice nice nice!

Deb said...

I've been wanting to make an Irish chain for ages but didn't know how! Totally going to make this now. Love love love. Of course I'd be overjoyed to win yours, like over the moon, crying with joy happy, but if I don't, I'm going to make one for sure.

jabeybaby said...

Congrats on 1000 posts! That's a beautiful quilt and a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

Congratulations! I thought hitting 100 posts was something....but 1,000! Wow! Thank you...I pinned this great tutorial with link back here!

Beth said...

Congrats on 1000 posts!
I love the double Irish chain. The pinks are so yummy. And the quiltig is so pretty.
Reminds me that I have a top hiding somewhere that would like to be a quilt. Mine is in greens because a McNamara must do an Irish chain in green. :)

Jackie said...

*throws virtual fetti and glitter* The best thing about it being virtual is that you don't have to clean it up. Especially the glitter...it's a pain to clean up. 1,000=YEA! :) Awesome, Dana.

Lee D said...

congrats on 1000 posts. this quilt is gorgeous. my third quilt ever was a queen sized double irish chain and I hand quilted it! What was I thinking.?

Kristen said...

What a wonderful 100th post. Saved it and thinking of doing it one day.

Love the color selection. Oh my, such color.

Again, your talent is so darn great.

Thanks for sharing it. Like it much.

Lisa said...

Beautiful quilt, thanks for the tutorial. Congratulations on one thousand posts.

In Awe of Applique said...

Irish chain was my very first quilt I ever made! Though I love your color variation!

scottylover said...

I love Irish Chain quilts and have made one using the quilt in a day process. I like your tutorial much better! ;) It is easier to understand.

Congrats on 1000 posts, too!

Sandy A

KaHolly said...

Congrats! And thanks for the tute. It's excellent!

Dawn said...

Beautiful! Love the dark background. I made a triple Irish chain years ago and it's getting kinda tired.

ledamewood said...

Great tutorial, thanks for sharing. I've had an Irish chain on my to do list for a while - I feel very motivated now to get it done.

ledamewood said...

Forgot to say - I tweeted!

https://twitter.com/ledamewood/status/392649829165187072

Needled Mom said...

That is gorgeous and the colors are fabulous.

Eli said...

What a GORGEOUS quilt!

Kelly O. said...

the navy quilting just makes this quilt so much more! love it!

Margaret said...

Yeah for post 1,000 and a beautiful Irish Chain quilt! :)

Sarah said...

Thanks for the great tutorial! Your Irish Chain quilt is lovely and inspiring - can't wait to start one of my own.

Juanita B said...

Your colors are the best! This is the first time I have ever encouraged to want to do one, no, EXCITED!!! The tutorial is very easy to follow and I thank you for that, TFS

CitricSugar said...

Great tutorial! Irish chain is on my quilting bucket list. :-)

And a very deep and sincere congratulations on 1000 posts - you are amazing, and the source of much inspiration and mirth. Consider yourself <3'd. :-)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts Dana! Love the Irish Chain!

Amy said...

beautiful quilt! I love seeing your quilts! :D

diane said...

thanks for the tutorial to a beautiful quilt and a chance to win the gift certificate.

Cindy said...

Yeah for 1000! Thanks for the tutorial Dana, your quilt is gorgeous!

Kar said...

That is one beautiful, stunning quilt Dana. The quilting is gorgeous. You created another wonderful quilt. :)

ksrunt said...

WOW!1,000 posts. We are the lucky ones who get to share in your creativity. Thanks Dana!

Kelli said...

I am making an Irish Chain for my Dad for Christmas and was debating whether I wanted to do a single or Double! This tutorial is perfect timing Dana. Thanks!

Kelli said...

And I pinned it! :)

charlotte said...

A very lovely quilt. I have one I made a couple years ago that I started hand quilting. Maybe I should get that thing done!

charlotte said...

Such a pretty quilt! Congrats on 1000 posts! Wow!

Jessica Christensen said...

Love this quilt, love the colors. Thanks for the tutorial too. I've been wanting to make a double Irish chain for years.

Ginny said...

Congrats on your 1000th post - amazing! Beautiful colors! This quilt has been on my "to do" list for a long time! Thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win quilting - gotta love that!

Ginny said...

Shared over on IG too!

Ginny said...

Shared over on IG too!

Silvia LGD (Little Green Doll) said...

Congratulations on your 1,000 post! And thank you for this tutorial :)

QuiltNut Creations said...

Congrats on 1000! Love Irish chain quilts with the dark backgrounds; so striking.

Renee Newbanks said...

Wow! I have been wanting to make my husband an irish chain quilt for a while. This is amazing and great instructions. Thank you.

Deb said...

I love quilts made up of blocks, which is I think why I made so many scrap vomits!! I'm planning to make this is very girly soft colours (unlike my usual palette) Can't wait.

samazon said...

Love this Quilt!!!