Monday, November 24, 2014

Swedish Double Chain!

On our recent retreat our project was the Double Irish Chain (DIC).
The organizer of the retreat, in bypassing asked a question wondering if 
the traditional DIC could be done in a Modern version.

This was my version of a DIC which I am calling the 

Swedish Double Chain!

The top is pieced exactly like a DIC except I used a jelly roll of off whites.
The photos show a heavy yellow tint which is not that prominent in person. 

After the top was pieced I quilted the quilt before adding the hexagons. 

On a previous retreat, I purchased these squares.
And recently was wondering what to do with them.

So I basted 135 hexagons.

I thought it was more eye appealing to have a single line of hexi's verses two,  
however the off white background is still a double chain.

With input from fellow retreat goers, the borders were decided on 
however I wanted them to be unusual as well, by having two sides
 different from the other two sides.

I am very happy with the outcome!

Pattern-Swedish Double Chain
Size-54 x 61 1/2
Batting-Quilters Dream
Quilting-Freehand, applique, ruler

Till We Quilt Again,

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