Scrappy Irish Chain Quilt “The North Shoe” Finished

I’m only about two months late but I’ve put the final stitches in the binding of this quilt I made for my brother’s girlfriend Laura for Christmas.

The North Shoe Quilt by Kim Lapacek

I didn’t have a helper or a ladder when I hung the quilt so I just hung it the wide way so it wouldn’t touch the ground.

Laura’s favorite color is pink so I used a bunch of different pink fabrics for the background.  I used darker “pink” prints for the main diagonal and fun blues for the accent.

The North Shoe Quilt by Kim LapacekThe pattern is “The North Star” from the book “Irish Chain Quilts: Contemporary Twists on a Classic Design” by Melissa Corry.  The pattern was really well written and the quilt went together quickly (when I took the time to work on it).  There are so many other great patterns in her book that I can’t wait to try out when I have more time!

The North Shoe Quilt by Kim Lapacek quilting close upOnce the top was done I sent it to Quilts by Barb for quilting.  She did an all over design of SHOES!!!!!  It’s absolutely perfect!

The North Shoe Quilt by Kim Lapacek

I did finish this up a week ago but I had to wait for some decent weather to snap a picture.  We had just that on Wednesday.  And today – an ice storm so school was cancelled.  Crazy weather this year!

The North Shoe Quilt by Kim Lapacek

The back is pieced with pink scraps!

I have one more tiny thing to do before I ship it to Minnesota – add the label.  I do have it ready … it just needs a few stitches and it’ll be all ready to go.  My goal is to ship it out on Monday!

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday.

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