Friday, November 18, 2022

Irish Twist Pattern Release / Beauties Pageant 194

 **Get your copy of Irish Twist here**

I’m happy to present a new addition to the From Bolt to Beauty pattern collection ... Meet Irish Twist!

Irish Twist is a new chapter in quilting’s Irish chain story. Here the chains fall to the background, and the in-between spaces take the spotlight. Add in thoughtful fabric placement, and you’ve got a quilt fit for modern tastes.

Irish Twist comes in four sizes:

  • Baby: 38" x 47"
  • Small throw: 50½" x 62½"
  • Large throw: 63" x 78"
  • Twin: 75½" x 93½"

This pattern is a whole-composition design. The different sizes are created by enlarging the individual pieces, not by adding more blocks. To help you plot your fabric placement, there is a coloring page in the pattern as well as an accompanying blog post that talks about value and an alternative way to mock up your quilt top. 

My original Irish Twist was sewn in all solids. The pattern, however, caters to print lovers and even accommodates directional prints so you know how to get great results from the start.

Irish Twist is available as a PDF download in my Etsy shop. You can also find it at Quilt Pattern Mart, where itand my other PDF patternsare specially priced at $9 through November 30.

For some Irish Twist inspiration, check out the testers’ projects at #IrishTwistQuilt on Instagram!

The cover quilt was sewn with Nova by Basic Grey for Moda Fabrics and quilted by Tammie Earnest.


**Get your copy of Irish Twist here**


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  1. Congratulations on the release of Irish Chains, and it's so smart to have a pattern written to make good use of directional prints!

  2. Irish Twist is a beautiful pattern! Many congrats on its release. I can’t imagine the work it must entail to write the directions.


  3. What a beautiful design and a great twist to the Irish Chain. Congrats on your new release. Thank you for hosting the link party and have a great weekend.

  4. Great new pattern Michelle. I like how you increased piece size to change the quilt size. You keep the lovely layout design.

  5. Congratulations! It's a pretty design, and I hope you sell lots of patterns.

  6. Congratulations on your new pattern


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