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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

6 comments:

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

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    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!!

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

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

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

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  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.

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