Loyal Heights Irish Chain Quilt

Loyal Heights Irish Chain Quilt

Update: there is now a free pattern for this quilt.

Welcome to my stop on the Loyal Heights Blog Tour! I was so thrilled to be asked to play with this lovely fabric line by Quilting in the Rain for Lecien.

First, let’s talk about the color palette! Soft blues, mint, pinks, reds, and peaches. So beautiful and fun to work with! And there are little pops of gold in several of the prints for an extra fun surprise.

I think my favorite print (if I had to choose one) would be the toile. It’s a beautiful print of different houses (inspired by the actual neighborhood of Loyal Heights near Seattle). I’ve always been partial to toile and this one really had my heart–in fact, I used it as the backing for the quilt.

I chose a scrappy irregular Irish Chain design to use up every print in the line (36 prints!)–and the larger squares gave each print a chance to shine a bit.

I really do adore simple quilts, where the fabric has a chance to speak for itself, and this vintage pattern seemed perfectly suited to the Loyal Heights line.

Because I wanted the background fabric to really sink to the background, I opted for an edge to edge quilting design and it was beautifully long armed by Sewing Blue Quilting. She did a lovely job–I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. I can’t wait to wash it and see how it crinkles up!

I went with a scrappy binding to continue the scrappy theme and backed it with the blue toile print. I’m changing up the quilts in our family room for lighter palettes for summer–and I just know that this one is going to be a family favorite.

If you haven’t had a chance, check out the other blog tour stops for tons of inspiration! And if you love Jera’s fabric as much as I do, you may want to check out the quilt I made with her LaConner line a couple years ago.

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Irish Chain Quilt Free Pattern