Hope you all are having a great summer so far (and winter for those in the Southern Hemisphere!). I finished up a personal project that I’ve been working on for a few months. It’s exciting to finally have it complete – and Irish Chain quilt in linen!
We moved about a year and a half ago and I of course have decorating that still needs to be done. I think in our last house, where we lived for 15 years, I finished decorating just before they took photos to list the house for sale. This time around I am determined to make progress a little more quickly!
I have a large blank wall on the back side of our mudroom area that needed something so it wasn’t so boring. I waffled back and forth on a few ideas, but didn’t commit until earlier this Spring. I made a wall quilt you guys! It’s the perfect project and I’m so happy with how it came together! I don’t make too many quilts, but always love them.
So the wall that it’s on is a little hallway of sorts and it opens up to a larger area coming from the laundry room. And of course the acoustics in there can be loud! The quilt I hope to soften a little of that noise – plus I love the way it looks.
I chose an Irish Chain quilt after seeing some inspiration pictures. I wanted a very traditional quilt design – so the Irish Chain was perfect. I had purchased Celtic Crossing 2.0 by Lo & Behold earlier for another project. It ended up being the perfect starting point for me. It made things so easy just to follow her pattern. I flipped the colors to be the more traditional layout (with the chains being darker) and omitted the border pieces.
The fabrics I used were Kona Natural and Essex Yarn Dyed (which is a cotton/linen blend) in Flax. Two of my all-time favorites! I had Olive Juice Quilts (my local quilt shop) do the quilting. I love how it turned out.
Lastly, I purchased a custom textile wall hanger (from Well Made Chicago on Etsy). It is such a great design and was easy to install. I’m hoping to make another quilt so I can swap it out when I feel like it – maybe something with dark colors just for a change.
- Quilt Pattern: Celtic Crossing 2.0 by Lo & Behold Stitchery
- Fabrics used: Kona Natural with and Essex Yarn Dyed in Flax both by Robert Kaufman Fabrics
- Backing is Carolina Gingham in Sand – so soft, I highly recommend it for backings!
- Quilt wall hanger: this wall hanging frame (in Walnut with Antique Bronze screws) from Well Made Chicago (on Etsy)
I have some more pictures I took of the quilt on my bed, too just for fun.