Friday, October 16, 2015

Working on the Chain, Gang!


A few weeks ago I received the results of a 3 inch 9 patch swap - 60 blocks.  I've participated in this quarterly swap for several years and just love these little things. 


Every time I get a batch of 9Ps back I sort them into brights and darks and have been using the bright ones in a Jack's Chain quilt that will eventually go into the hope chest as a wedding quilt for my grandson.  The darks have been piling up but I did start another Jack's Chain with neutral background. 


I used the templates for the hex and triangles from Quilter's Cache.  I kind of followed the instructions with a few modifications which I never remember each time I sit down to add a row. 


I just added another section  and now the top measures roughly 70 x 70.   I need to make some more 9Ps - enough for one more section and I think I'll be finished with this top.  It's been a UFO for quite awhile. 

The challenge for this quilt? Not to cuss each time I get to a Y seam. There's been a whole lot of cussing going on around here. 

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9 comments:

Julianne said...

Cuss away! LOL!

audrey said...

What a great looking quilt. Whatever you're doing, it looks like it's coming along very well.:)

gayle said...

I don't believe it's possible to do a y-seam without cussing. It would be like trying to drive a nail without a hammer...

Sally T said...

I've been wanting to do Jack's Chain. Yours is going to be wonderful...despite the cussing!

cityquilter grace said...

beautiful quilt....jack's chain has always been a fave pattern of mine....

Scooquilt said...

I love nine patches, but have never seen this set before. I know, you hate to sew cusses into a wedding quilt, don't you?

Sue Kaiser said...

I am not a fan of y-seams either. With practice it will get better. I love that pattern. Good work.

Clare Moore said...

What a lovely quilt your Jacks Chain will be. I am about to quilt one for a friend/customer who made it about 30 years ago she said. Not as bright as yours is, which I love. Mind you her softer colourway is also lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Quiltpiecer said...

Lovely! Love the scrappy colors. Looking forward to seeing the finished top. Came by way of A Quilting Reader's Garden and am new to your blog. Will be sure to come back!