Use Up Leftover Strips in This Lovely Quilt!
Jelly roll strips (2 1/2″) make cutting go quickly for this beautiful quilt. Choose a wide variety of fabrics for a wonderful scrappy look. Florals, plaids, dots and stripes are almost magically transformed into a lovely rendition of an “Irish Chain”.
Choose subdued fabrics or bright ones, in your favorite colors or in a coordinated combination. This is a good quilt to use up leftover strips on so keep that in mind as you’re selecting fabrics.
The accompanying video shows how to quickly make the center patches (25-patches) with strip sets. This is an easy pattern, provided you can cut accurately and sew a consistent 1/4″ seam. Experienced quilters will find this to be a nice project for helping a beginning quilter to learn on.
The finished quilt, by designer Diane Tomlinson, is 70″ x 90″. Adjust the size by adding or deleting rows of blocks.
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