Wednesday, September 29, 2010

This seasonal wall hanging will have "attachments" that will be "attached" to the plain blocks with velcro......pumpkins for Oct., turkeys or cornucopias, etc. for Nov. Wreaths, etc, for Dec. etc. this will continue for the entire year until you have attachments ready for the entire year for years to come. The quilt wallhanging will be done in the Simple Irish Chain pattern as shown in the visuals below. Make the wall hanging first, and get it quilted post haste, and be ready to put it up with the pumpkins that are forthcoming in another week. Check the blog often as I shall be putting more pictures of this fun project as I get mine completed! I found that the best color to use is blue as it will be a pretty background for every "attachment" that we do for the entire year. Shades of blue are really pretty!

Simple Irish Chain

Block pattern for Simple Irish Chain Ninepatch

Simple Irish Chain Step #2

Cut Strips as shown in visual 1 1/2" pieces

Simple Irish Chain #1 Visual

Simple Irish Chain block

Wow, funtime again. I love starting a new project. I have a purpose in life that way. I can't wait to get up in the mornings to get busy on my "projects." What in the world do people do who don't have "projects?" I don't have a clue what I would do with my time!
This new project is such fun and so simple to do.
Step 1: Cut strips of fabric (three colors, light medium and dark) 1 1/2" wide across the width of the fabrics. Sew together in this order: dark, light, medium. Sew the next strip set: Light, dark, light. Sew the next set: dark, light, dark.
The first set, dark, light, medium is used for every 3 1/2" block by rotating it around to put the dark squares in different locations. I suggest that you print off the pattern and color in the blocks as they will be sewn. This helps to get the squares in the right places, (especially if you are as dyslexic as I am!) MERCY
See visual: #1