This is my first Irish Chain quilt. I pieced this quilt with quilting designs in mind. There is a large alternate block in the quilt that begs for quilting.
I started quilting it during my December break. I had to finish quickly so I could start with other quilts in January. It's pretty open quilting (for me anyway). I wanted to get at least one of my quilts done for our local quilt show in March 2012. I may have to put it back on my table and fill in with more quilting, even if it's after the quilt show! Here are a few shots.
Last night was our guild's Holiday Party. A few years ago we switched to a January date because of a snow storm in December and we kept it ever since - not as hectic. This is an optional event for our guild and we had about 75 or so in attendance. The club we meet at keeps the Christmas decorations up - so it feels festive!
Our hostesses kept us entertained with games and raffle prizes donated by local shops.
We also had a Xmas block exchange - not all are pictured. Bring one get one. Really pretty blocks!
The pincushion exchange was very popular - at least half the members participated and they did a Congo line to show off their goodies!