When I introduced the Mid Week Retreats to concentrate on Log Cabin variations every week I went through my diary where I record the virtual quilts and marked in all the Wednesdays for the first few months of the year, including March.
Wednesday, March 17th, ……. St Patrick’s Day. I haven’t really set out to mark every special day with its own virtual quilt, but this one, because it fell on a Wednesday, tied together Irish Chain and Log Cabin.
Two well known and very popular quilt designs, which I have been making into a wide variety of virtual quilts, and for a moment I was torn between sticking with the routine of Log cabin designs on Wednesday, and showing a virtual Irish Chain variation, or maybe even introducing Triple irish Chain variations into the program.
BUT …… I have already mixed Irish Chain with Burgoyne Surrounded with interesting results, why not mix Irish Chain with Log Cabin?
So, the two Irish Chain blocks,
and a very basic Log Cabin with just two rounds of logs are drafted on the same grid
That should work!
And it did, with some nice results, but not really exciting.
what if I wrap the Logs around the Irish Chain?
Ah! Interesting, and I had to extend the squares of the Irish Chain in the centre out through the Log Cabin so the chain wouldn’t be broken
Which means I had to add Chimneys and Cornerstones into the mix,
which is drafted on the same grid as ……..
Triple Irish Chain!
I am not keen on green beer, but Bailey makes a nice drop of Irish Cream.
I think I will have a tipple ……. in fact, make it a triple!
Then I’ll show you some Irish Log Cabins.