These are my samples for Wendy Sheppard's Challenge for August 2012 FMQ Challenge at Insights from SewCalGal.
Wendy's challenge was Jester's Hats which looked real simple at first glance but took some practise to “try to” master.
Little Irish was made in miniature after making a bed size Double Irish Chain documented here .
Like a lot of other quilters, I found that filling the space evenly was not easy. I stitched the simpler version and I started in the centre and kept working around but I'm not sure that is the solution as I was getting a sort of echoing look in spots. I will try this pattern again in a larger size with more space between shapes.
|detail - front|
|detail - back|
No label but I stitched my name and date through all layers.
|signature and date|
|borders and binding|
The back is one of my own hand dyed Egyptian cotton.
Great tutorial, thank you, Wendy!
You can also check out my completed UFO, Out on a Limb using the June tutorial from Cindy Needham.
Quilt Name: Little Irish
Description: Small Table Topper
Pattern: Miniature Double Irish Chain
Size: 23¼” x 23¼”
Fabrics: 100% cotton
Predominant colours: red and blue
Construction Techniques: strip-pieced
Back: Hand dyed Egyptian cotton
Edge finish: Single fold binding
Quilting: Free motion quilted on Domestic Machine
Quilted by: Terry Whyte
Date completed: 2012
Inspiration: quilting inspired by Wendy Sheppard
Maker: Terry Whyte