Split Irish Chain – A Fat Quarter Friendly Quilt

Life’s an Adventure is a split double irish chain quilt that’ a fun modern twist on a traditional quilt pattern dating back to the 1800’s.

Life's an Adventure - a 70x70 Irish Chain Design

Life’s an Adventure – a 70×70 Irish Chain Design

I made this quilt and designed the pattern with a Fat Quarter Shop Blogger’s Bundle in mind. I’ve recievd the monthly deliveries for a year now and had brainstormed this design so I could use up a whole pack of coordinating fabrics that come from a bunch of different lines of fabric! It’s a 70×70″ couch size quilt

Life's an Adventure Quilt Top

Life’s an Adventure Quilt Top

The 12 page pattern, which is available at Craftsy now is a perfect pattern for someone who is looking for a quilt pattern that can produce a bold or subtle statements easily.
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The Craftsy download instruction includes a 12 page download to walk you through the quilt top step by step making it a great challenge to a new quilter!

Life's an Adventure at the Ocean For the Day

Life’s an Adventure at the Ocean For the Day

I even used my Craftsy Camper Appliqué on the back surrounding the quilt label.

Kate Spain Sunny Side Backing with Camper Appliqués

Kate Spain Sunny Side Backing with Camper Appliqués

I used the scraps from the fat quarters to make a scrappy binding. It came out really neat with so many different prints on the binding!

Scrappy binding <3 Scrappy binding <3[/caption] This quilt name comes from the fact that I designed it and sewed the top just after I got laid off from my job - the named seemed pretty appropriate when combining that plus those stinkin' cute campers :)

Quilt Info

Quilt Name: Life’s an Adventure
Size: 70×70″
Fabric: Stephanie Alvarez Blogger’s Choice Bundle (Fat Quarter Shop)
Quilt Design: Scrappy Irish Chain Pattern – download on Craftsy (me)
Pieced by: Terri Ann Swallow (me)
Quilting by: Kathy @ Kiss Quilting (MA/CT)
Finished: April 2014