Double Irish Chain retirement quilt

polardreamsJune 4, 2012

I started this quilt at Camp Cheerio last fall for my former boss - the principal at our school for 28 years. She is retiring this year - last day with kids was June 1, but she is scheduled to work until the end of June with the transition. Her favorite colors are blue and yellow and she loves Ireland, so I thought it worked out well. It's a twin bed size - good for sofa cuddling.

Sue

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toolgranny

That turned out beautifully Sue. I love your colors and that's one of my favorite patterns. Good job. She will love it and love that you made it.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 6:20PM
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susan_on

Oh, I love that! The colors are great!!

    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 6:32PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Looks great, Sue. I'm sure she'll love it and remember you fondly.

SharonG/FL-IN

    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 6:35PM
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magothyrivergirl

You made a beautiful quilt for her! The colors are really brighter in person. I was amazed at how much progress Sue made on this at Retreat. It looks wonderful and I'm sure she will cherish this quilt for years!

    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 7:55PM
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K8Orlando

Nice job and the perfect size for a gift quilt.

Kate

    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 8:17PM
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jennifer_in_va

Turned out terrific! She'll remember her years as principal every time she uses it!

    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 9:43PM
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nanajayne

Very nice. What a coincidence, I was trying to post a picture of the top I just finished today and it is exactly like yours except different colors. Did you get your pattern from Am. Patctwork and Quilting???
Iam having issues with photobucket and couldn't post yet.
I am glad now as I would feel like I was stepping on yours.
Mine is just the top.
Obviously I like the pattern and you did an outstanding job.Your friend will be very pleased with your choices I know. TFS

    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 11:27PM
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day2day

Sue, it's beautiful!
She's gonna love it.
I love the blue and yellow chain.
You did a great job on it.
Irish Chain is one of my favorite patterns...it's timeless.
TFS.

~Geraldine

    Bookmark   June 5, 2012 at 6:21AM
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fran1523

I think I remember the start of that and it's nice to see it finished. It's a beautiful quilt and a really nice gift. You did a wonderful job

    Bookmark   June 5, 2012 at 9:08AM
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quiltingfox

You did a good job on it, and it turned out beautifully!

Best to you,
Sandra

    Bookmark   June 5, 2012 at 1:42PM
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rosajoe_gw

The Irish Chain is one of my favs too! Beautiful quilt, a very nice gift!!
Rosa

    Bookmark   June 5, 2012 at 3:06PM
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bozogardener

Looks Great! The Irish Chain is on my list of quilts to try.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2012 at 7:25PM
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polardreams

Thanks for the compliments. It was a fun quilt to make.
Jayne, I used the pattern from quilterscache. It was easy to follow.

Sue

    Bookmark   June 5, 2012 at 10:03PM
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nanajayne

Sue,
It was a real surprise to see yours as it is a duplicate of the one I just made. I agree it was a fun one to make, I put the top tog. in 2 wks only working a few hrs. . My pattern was in Feb.2007 issue of Am. Pat. and Quilting. I will post a picture in a few days but want to enjoy yours first.
Jayne

    Bookmark   June 5, 2012 at 11:41PM
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loisflan

Sue, what a lovely, thoughtful gift. I sure she will love it.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2012 at 11:16AM
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