This scrappy Triple Irish Chain was a quilt rescue project. Someone gave me a package of partially completed blocks and many 2.5″ strips. I added strips and more plain fabric to finish up the quilt top. Then to pick up the predominantly red/blue/purple scraps, I selected a narrow inner red border, a wider red-violet border and finally bound it in red. The backing is a purple leaf pattern. It makes quite a dramatic quilt!
The edge to edge quilting pattern is Seaweed by Anne Bright. I used a red-violet trilobal polyester thread called Magnifico by Superior Threads. The thread has a lovely sheen to it. Because the whites of the background are not all identical (quilt rescue substitution!), I felt that an all over pattern in a strong colour thread would help to blend the whites.
At first, I worried that the different whites would be too distractting and briefly considered giving the whole top a colour bath in dye, but Maureen, my quilting inspiration, tells me the different whites simply add to the charm of the quilt. I’ve decided to believe her!