“Blue Sky” Project – a Beginning

12 07 2017

I have fallen in love with Edyta Sitar’s new fabric line, “Blue Sky.” Since blue is a favorite color and I appreciate Edyta’s style, it was too easy to fall for these lovely fabrics. In addition, I have recently been attracted to blue and white Irish Chain quilts pictured on Pinterest, so I am combining the “Blue Sky” fabric with the Irish Chain quilt design in a new project. (Of course, I am justifying beginning a new project because I am ALMOST finished with the UFOs on my Summer Projects List… besides which, I need handwork for long car trips.)

After purchasing the fabric at Sew There! quilt shop in Angier, NC, I sketched a 49 block project with Electric Quilt computer software. Machine strip-piecing twenty-four 9″ Four Patches took only a couple of hours. And my hand applique test block came out nicely. I’ve prepped more “orange peel” shapes for hand stitching during our car trip north this weekend.

I’ll keep you posted as my faux Irish Chain develops.




4 responses

12 07 2017

This is soooo pretty!! I know where that can find a new home 😂 I promise it will be truly appreciated and loved!

12 07 2017
Terry Johnson

So divine !!! (want) 🙂

12 07 2017
Pam Bonstead

Beautiful! Safe travels, Aby! ❤

27 06 2018
“Not Your Grandma’s Irish Chain” Finished! | abyquilts

[…] The fabric line is “Blue Sky” designed by Edyta Sitar for Andover. When I saw the fabric at Sew There! Quilts and More in Angier, NC, it was love at first sight. However, I left the bolts on the shelf until I dreamed up a quilt design that would showcase them well. You can read about the beginning of this project here. […]

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