Tell us about your favorite quilt. When did you make it? What pattern did you use? What fabrics? I sketched out this Double Irish Chain pattern on graph paper before beginning the quilt for my son, back in 2006. The fabrics used came from a distant relative's estate, and I had been hoarding them for year's because they are super-SOFT! The brown one is actually like velvet. It was a really cold winter in Eastern Washington when I pulled them all out and set to work!
Have you shown it at any quilt shows or entered it in any contests? No, I have been pretty shy about entering quilts in shows, however the online quilting community has helped me come out of my shell a bit in this regard and I entered a couple quilts at a local show last year for my first time!
What memories or people does the quilt make you think of? I haven't actually seen this quilt in some time. Looking at these photos brings my son to mind, and remind me also of the very first quilt I ever made, when I was expecting Jesse some 21 years prior.
What do you like best about the quilt?
I think, really, it is just knowing how much he loves it, and knowing that he feels my love through it.
How did you grow as a quilter while making it?
It was really out of necessity, but this was the first time I pieced a back.
My son is mildly color-blind, and sometimes brown and green shades appear similar to him, so I did wonder at the time how the contrast within the chains would appear to him, but these are colors that appeal to him and I knew he would love the texture.
I made sure he could not miss the pattern here though...
It would be fun to make another with all-cottons, and get fancy with some free motion quilting!
For uniformity, washability, and great cuddle-ability , I used a high-loft poly batting for this quilt. It just seemed right for this fabric, being that it is a poly...
We must keep our babies warm ;-)
I thank you for visiting while I reminisce, and hope you enjoyed the post!
I look forward to reading all the 'My Favorite Quilt' stories this weekend when I spend more time at the SewMamaSew Linkup. If you have a favorite quilt story to tell, the linky is open through June!