Thursday, January 31, 2013

Irish Chain Wildlife Quilt Finish

Here it is, my finished Irish Chain Wildlife Quilt!!  I started this for my husband's 50th birthday, which was just a month and a few days ago.  I bought the fabric panel at a local quilt show a year or so ago, and found some coordinating fabric here and there.  I've been wanting to make an Irish Chain quilt for a while now, and using the panels in the center was a perfect opportunity.  It was also rather serendipitous, as after I made the quilt top, I realized / remembered that my husband's birth mother was Irish.  He was adopted at birth and we know almost nothing about his birth family, but do know that one fact.

As I mentioned in recent posts, my husband's only comment when I was making the quilt was that there was no elk in it.  My oldest son also shot his first elk on my husband's birthday, so I knew that I had to put an elk in there somewhere.  It's there, but you have to look hard... kind of like camouflage ;-).

The rest is quilted in an "antler" design.

The back was made from stash fabric.  With 2 boys and a husband, and even a boy hunting dog in the family, there's no shortage of "Mossy Oak Break-up" here... It's 60 by 60 inches, and yes, my husband totally loves it, and was very impressed with the quilted elk :-).

I'm linking up with Shanna at Fiber of All Sorts Finish party!!  Whew hew!!  Come join us over there!!

I'm also linking up with Crazy Mom Quilt's Finish It Up Friday!


  1. Looks great, Becky -- and you got all that darned paper off, too! Well done!

  2. Yep, I was going to say the same thing about the paper!!! Good JOB!

  3. Sometimes good elk fabric is hard to find! (I married into a family of hunters and finished a wildlife quilt last summer! Kudos! Love that machine quilting!