14 November 2017

Irish Harvest Quilt published in APQ Magazine

Irish Harvest Quilt by Anorina Morris
Irish Harvest Quilt by Anorina Morris

Irish Harvest Quilt by Anorina Morris

I have a little bit of show and tell today. Yipee!

It seems like ages since I've been able to share any of the work I did earlier in the year. It looks like I've not sewn much at all lately, but I have. Secret sewing ;-)

Express Publications (publisher of Australian Patchwork & Quilting / Handmade magazines) asked if I'd be interested in working with some Tilda fabric for them. I took maybe 0.3 seconds before replying to their email with a "yes, yes, YES!"

I have such a soft spot for Tilda fabrics. The prints and the colours make me smile and the fabric itself is just lovely to work with. 

For the longest time, I wanted to make an "Irish Chain" quilt. It's a rather traditional quilt design and I always find these quilts eye-catching. I tweaked the centre of the block to have a large white space rather than small squares - I think this would be just perfect for some hand quilting or embroidery. 

Irish Harvest Quilt by Anorina Morris

Irish Harvest Quilt by Anorina Morris

I decided on a dark blue (a sort of denim colour) solid fabric to be the central focal fabric for the chain. I think choosing this solid colour was one of the most difficult decisions as I wanted it to be striking, but also work with the Tilda Harvest colours.

It's a simple design, but I have to admit that all of those little squares take time to piece. I popped on some of my favourite pod-casts just sew, sew, sewed.

I used a very light polyester batting in this quilt. It's lovely, soft and with these still-cool evenings, perfect for my lap in this current season. 

Australian Patchwork & Quilting Magazine (Volume 27 No 9) is on sale now at your local newsagent. 

I'm contemplating using this design to make a Christmas quilt or project. Have you started your Christmas sewing yet?

Irish Harvest Quilt by Anorina Morris


  1. Love it! An Irish Chain quilt is on my bucket list. Hope it turns out as lovely as yours. :-)

    1. Thanks Jenny. The Irish Chain had been on my to-do list for such a long time too.
      It’s such a simple design, but so effective and classic :)

      I’m sure your Irish Chain quilt will be ahhhhmazing!!

  2. Your Irish Chain Quilt looks great in the lovely Tilda fabrics.

  3. It's a real beauty! I love Irish chain too! xAli

  4. congrats Annorina ,i love this your fabric choice is gorgeous,well done my friend xx

  5. It looks lovely. It is a great design and I think you hit the mark with the blue as the main fabric in the chain. It looks great in the mag, too.

  6. Gorgous Anorina! Just love irish chain. I love the navy blue as the main fabric!

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