I was going through a box of quilt tops recently, most of which were made in the late 1990's up to about 2003 when I went on the road. One was this Irish Chain that I made as a beginning quilting class sample. I discovered that this pattern was not a good choice for beginners--a very accurate 1/4" seam is necessary for these blocks to fit together. That was too difficult for new quilters and led to lots of frustration.
This is not a quilt I feel the need to finish for myself, but it is the perfect size for a Quilt of Valor. I think that the medium blue fabric I just bought will be perfect for the back. I just needed to add another fabric to get a little more length to make it big enough.
I have a question for others who participate in the weekly Stash Reports. Would you count the fabric in the Irish Chain quilt top as yardage used? The fabric in that top hasn't been "yardage" for a long time, but it has been taking up space in my sewing room all those years.
Used this week: 4.75 yard (back for Irish Chain quilt)
Used year to date: 29 yards