To make a long story short...... when I first made this there wasn't a pattern for strip piecing it. And believe me - if you want to make it - you want to strip piece it. A plan was hatched to re-do the quilt - take lots of notes - and come up with a strip piecing pattern for it. That was my plan for the week between Christmas and New Year's and I made it!
Instead of the 2 color version you see above - I wanted to test the pattern in a 3 color version using the Snowfall fabric collection and some extra red fabrics.
I pressed all my seams open because I plan on hand quilting this quilt - just like the blue and white one - and pressing the seams open really helps with that. That said - pressing all the millions of seams open on this was time consuming.
The blocks started to pile up.
Soon I had the 99 blocks made.
As I said earlier today on IG when I posted this picture of the "sewing of the last seam", the last seam is like wrestling a goat.
Here is the 3 color version. Unlike the traditional Irish Chain quilts that have sharp lines, I wanted this variation to look washed out and blurry. It seems to work. Note that lots and lots of mis-matching seams also tend to make it look blurry :) That was my plan all along. Heh. It will take a few weeks to get the pattern up and running. I'll post here and on IG when it is ready and in our Etsy shop.
I call this a wrap for 2016. See you on the other side.