In 1825, 14-year-old Jane Valentine started an Irish Chain quilt. Five years and 10,092 blocks later, her quilt was finally complete.
According to the National Museum of American History, Jane used 130 different cotton prints and a plain white background that is quilted “6 stitches per inch with a flower motif.”
(Keep in mind, every one of those tiny stitches was done by hand. No wonder it took 5 years!)
This week Jenny whipped up a new version of the Irish Chain based on our quick and easy Irish Change pattern. The addition of a sweet little flower block makes this Flower Chain quilt an absolute beauty!
Grab your favorite charm packs and click HERE to watch the tutorial!
During the Middle Ages, many people were unable to read or write, so it became common to sign important documents with nothing more than the letter X. (Frankly, when I was on the 45th signature of my mortgage contract, I would have gladly brought back that tradition! My hand still aches just thinking about it!)
Today we’re stitching up the All My X’s Quilt. These x’s are just as pretty as they are simple, and they come together so quickly! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
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