Okay, it's not even February, so I probably could have waited to post this until closer to St. Patrick's Day, but I'll probably forget I have the picture again...
I was asked to make this quilt by my sister-in-law (hubby's sister) for her husband. He is VERY Irish. So we went to Wal-Mart for appropriate fabric. She was trying to figure out how which white-background print to use and it was so busy...I suggested black and she looked at me like I'd lost my mind! She's not a quilter...she can't even sew on a button (but I think that's for lack of trying, not lack of skill), but once I convinced her and put it together, she knew I was right.
It's the same pattern as Jenny's quilt: double Irish chain. How appropriate, right?! From the same book: Time for a Chain. It went together fast and my mom quilted it for me. She gave it to him for St. Patty's day a few years back and he loved it!
I'm still thinking on what quilt was my "first"...I worked on so many with my mom (me cutting and laying out, her sewing) and then moved up to others where she quilted them for me, and finally I've gotten brave enough in the past few years to do everything myself. So which is my "first"?
Finally, a request for opinions... I'm addicted to music and I would love to share that, but I dislike blogs where it takes forever to load because there's a music player in them. I'm toying with adding one to my blog, but wanted to see what you all think...should I do it? Or will you all just stop it from playing and grumble that it takes a bit longer to load the page? (I can handle your thoughts - I've got my "big girl panties" on today!)