Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

Scrappy Irish Chain



I’ve finished the Scrappy Irish Chain.  I used the pattern from Bonnie Hunter’s Adventures in Leaders and Enders.  The 4 patches were done as leaders/enders — but for two other quilts that I decided I wanted a different look to.  So, I repurposed the 4-patches, found a length of background fabric and completed the quilt top.  It had to age before it was ready to be a quilt.




  • Repurposed the 4-patches 3/21/12
  • Completed the top 10/11/12
  • 1593 pieces / about 6 yards of fabric – all from stash
  • Wide backing (works out to about 5 yards of 45″ wide fabric) – the only new fabric
  • 8 – 2½” strips for binding – from stash
  • Warm & Natural batting
  • Superior Omni Thread – Light Tan in the top
  • Used just over 3 Super Bob – Cream(?) pre-wound bobbins
  • Continuous Curves in the dark part of the chain
  • Alternative blocks quilted with  G1-10 from Pam Clarke’s book Quilting Inside the Lines
  • Quilted in two sessions on May 9th  & 10th (about 4½  hours total)
  • Finished binding May 13, 2014
  • Quilt top measured 68″ x 83 before washing and 63″ x 79″ after


  • Quilted on a rented Nolting long arm – I can’t remember which one.
  • Made a pillowcase to go with it from the backing and binding.



One Thought on “Scrappy Irish Chain

  1. Nice Stats! 4.5 hours to quilt it. You don’t say what you quilted it on, Longarm of Domestic machine?
    Counting all those Leader/ ender pieces = fun multiplication.

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