Irish Chain Quilts Blog Hop!

I can't tell you how happy I am for Melissa and her new book!  A couple of years ago at Quilt Market in Houston, while looking and admiring all the booths from the windows, waiting for Quilt Market to open up, we met Melissa and her Mother-n-law.  They were doing the same thing.  We hit it off right away and I remember thinking to myself how genuinely nice and happy Melissa is.  Since then we've become good friends and when I found out she was writing a book I was so excited for her and new it would be fantastic!  

The quilt I chose to review in her book is Unraveled.

caption Image Courtesy of Martingale Publishing, Photographer Brent Kane

I loved making up my charity block so much I did up another block just for fun!  I loved the instructions and how simple my block came together!

There are 15 Irish Chain Quilts in Melissa's book all with a contemporary twist.  This book is beautifully done and one you must have!!  

Book can be purchased here:
Local Quilt Shop, ask them if they carry this adorable book, if not have them order it.
Martingale (get a free E-copy with your order) 
 Amazon  (there is a Kindle version international friends)
Be sure to follow the other bloggers participating in Melissa's Blog Hop:

June 8th -    Happy Quilting - Blog Hop Intro & Grand Prize Entry  (you are here) 
June 9th -    Moda Lissa - Lissa Alexander
                    Fat Quarter Shop - Jocelyn Ueng
June 10th -  Piece N Quilt - Natalia Bonner
                    In Color Order - Jeni Baker
June 11th -  Amy's Creative Side - Amy Ellis
                    Sew Kind of Wonderful - Jenny Pedigo
June 12th -  Quilt Story - Megan Jimenez
                    Diary of a Quilter - Amy Smart
June 15th -  Freshly Pieced - Lee Heinrich
                   Christa Quilts - Christa Watson
June 16th -  Moda Cutting Table - Carrie Nelson
                    Little Miss Shabby - Corey Yoder
June 17th -  Fresh Lemons - Faith Jones
                    V and Co.  - Vanessa Christenson
June 18th -  A Quilting Life - Sherri McConnell
                    Stitch This! - Jenny Wilding Cardon
June 19th -  Happy Quilting - Wrap Up & Grand Prizes

....and last but not least is the Irish Chain Quilts E-Book Giveaway!
Giveaway is over...thanks!!
Just leave a comment letting us know if you've ever pieced an Irish Chain Quilt?  The giveaway ends June 18th.

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~
June 11, 2015 by Jenny


Sandy A in St. Louis

Sandy A in St. Louis said:

I have made a traditional double Irish Chain quilt for a friend’s wedding. It was machine pieced and hand quilted.

Lynette W.

Lynette W. said:

I have never made an Irish chain quilt…yet. Thanks for the give-away!!

Linda Halcomb

Linda Halcomb said:

I’ve made two Irish Chain quilts, one for each of my cousins for their 50th birthdays. Love that pattern!


Diane said:

I love Irish Chain quilts. I have one totally done. I won’t say how many unfinished.


Rachel said:

I’ve made several Irish chain quilts — they’re always so classic and pretty.


Donna said:

I too have made several. Using different combinations of colours make them all unique. Changing out the background is the most interesting, I have used florals and even a leopard print for the background with a double chain of black & cream, very striking. Also I’ve filled the ‘negative’ spaces with appliquéd hearts and also one with primitive hand embroideries of the months of the year. So many ideas – so little time!!

Lynn bynum

Lynn bynum said:

i am making my first right now

Sheila Fernkopf

Sheila Fernkopf said:

Yes I made a triple Irish chain with purple fabrics. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Katy Hunt

Katy Hunt said:

I have made one irish chain, and would love more. I love scrappy quilts

Cathy Wilson

Cathy Wilson said:

I’ve only been quilting for one year and haven’t made an Irish chain yet but after seeing some of the patterns in this book, one is definitely on mt to-do list! Especially after I win!

Beverly K Flowers

Beverly K Flowers said:

I have made Irish chains before but have been interested lately in modern quilts. Since I have been dedicated to sewing charity quilts from my stash, this looks like lots of fun and easy to make. Anxious to see the book.

Jen L

Jen L said:

I’ve never pieced an Irish Chain Quilt before but, it does look fun and fantastic!


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