#153 Emerald Spring pattern

Dimensions: 89″ x 89″
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Crisp green and white fabrics combine in this updated classic Irish chain pattern. Myriad green fabrics, from dusty blue-greens to clear yellow-greens, comprise this quilt. I wanted to make a monochromatic quilt, but for me, numerous fabrics were a must. The simple checkerboard center is surrounded by a flowing appliqué leaf vine, which is buttonhole stitched in a darker green thread.

Techniques: Strip piecing and appliqué


  • 2005 First Place - Traditional Large Mixed in the Road to California
  • 2005 Best of Show in the Glendale Quilt Show

Finished quilt size: 89″ x 89″
Skill level: Intermediate