Irish Quilting Magazine, Where the Inchies Are

A Touch o’ the Irish–Quilting, that is!

I’ve been a bit behind on the blogging lately. I have all these pictures that I’ve taken, and things stored up in the back of my head to blog about, and then life gets in the way, and the stuff never makes it to the keyboard and thence to the screen. One of the most exciting things happened at the beginning of June—one of my Inchie Quilts called Where the Inchies Are appeared in Irish Quilting Magazine! Cool, right? Now take a look at the picture of the quilt in the magazine:

Irish Quilting Magazine, Where the Inchies Are

I LOVE the way the Irish Quilting folks photographed the quilt! It looks so stunning on that lovely red wall. But it’s not just any red; it’s like a Chinese red, which is so much better than a typical run-of-the-mill red-red. There’s another picture of the quilt on this background with some great looking oriental style candles on the Irish Quilting website.

Irish Quilting Magazine, Where the Inchies Are

The complete pattern and instructions for making the Inchies and the background quilt are included in the article, and you can also download the templates for the quilt. What’s not included is the backstory about this quilt: This was a sort of “make it up as you go along” thing that I put together to use some Inchies that were supposed to be attached to Elemental Changes: Color Play.

When I was laying Elemental Changes out and playing with the Inchies for it, the black to grey to white color run just wasn’t working for that quilt, since the background was black, grey and white, and all the rest of the Inchies were colored. I pulled these black/grey/white Inchies out of the mix and later used them to make Where the Inchies Are.

When I completed the quilt and got to the naming part, the first thing that popped into my head was the children’s book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. It must have been the sinuous, leafy jungle looking strips that seemed to be doing a wild dance of some sort that made me think of that book. I thought it was the perfect name!

To get your copy of Irish Quilting Magazine so you can make the Where the Inchies Are quilt (it’s the perfect introduction to colorwash Inchies!) visit the Irish Quilting website and have a look at the Buy Now page for sources!

6 thoughts on “A Touch o’ the Irish–Quilting, that is!

  1. Thanks for sharing, Nadine. Nice to finally see the article, even if only a picture. I’m still trying to find the magazine in the states. Easier said than done!

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    1. Hi Dorothy! I only got a couple of copies, or I’d just send you one…I did see that eQuilter has copies of earlier issues available to order, so maybe they will eventually have this one!

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  2. congratulations Didi! Does it take a lot of time to do the magazine articles?

    Did I ever ask you if you know of a place down here where i can get a good serger or if anyone you know has one for sale? And since you’re the queen of machines, do you now of a good model? And I need one that is dual voltage. My Bernina pooped out after 17 years and can’t be fixed.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! Magazine articles aren’t hard to do really, just the time to make the quilt and write the instructions. I did spend some time formatting the instructions the way that IQ formats theirs in the magazine, which the editor really seemed to appreciate. She told me it was the “quickest and smoothest contribution yet” so it was time well spent!

      I’ll email you about the serger thing–too long to go into here!

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