ETA: Our winner is Lynda! Thanks to everyone that stopped on the tour!

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Hi there! I’m excited to share a new book with all of you today (and give an ebook away too!) My friend Melissa Corry from Happy Quilting Melissa authored Irish Chain Quilts: Contemporary Twists on a Classic Design – and it’s fantastic! 15 approachable and fresh quilt patterns are included in the book, for every style of quilter, and Melissa walks you through each and every step of the process.

The book is written in four sections, Twist on Tradition, Modern Patchwork, Improvisational Piecing and Appliquéd Chains. Melissa gives a brief introduction to each group of quilts, and is her usual encouraging self throughout the book. If you don’t know Melissa yet, stop by her blog and get to know her!

As part of this blog hop, each of us made a block for a charity quilt that Melissa will be donating to Primary Children’s Hospital. I made a North Star block in a few Chic Neutral fabrics.

North Star block from Irish Chain Quilts by Melissa Corry

This block is nice on it’s own, but I love it in the quilt – so striking!

North Star from Irish Chain Quilts by Melissa Corry

Image Courtesy of Martingale Publishing, Photographer Brent Kane

*To win a copy of Irish Chain Quilts by Melissa Corry, leave me a comment here, telling me your favorite way to update a traditional block. A winner will be announced on June 19th!


Also note that Melissa has some amazing prizes over on her blog click over to enter to win.

Irish Chain Quilts Blog Hop - Grand Prizes

All of the quilts will be featured over this week and the next, check out all the stops to learn more about all the projects in the book and be inspired :

June 8th –    Happy Quilting – Blog Hop Intro & Grand Prize Entry
June 9th –    Moda Lissa – Lissa Alexander
                    Fat Quarter Shop – Jocelyn Ueng
June 10th –  Piece N Quilt – Natalia Bonner
                    In Color Order – Jeni Baker
June 11th – Sew Kind of Wonderful – Jenny Pedigo
June 12th –  Quilt Story – Megan Jimenez
                    Diary of a Quilter – Amy Smart
June 15th –  Freshly Pieced – Lee Heinrich
Christa Quilts – Christa Watson
June 16th –  Moda Cutting Table – Carrie Nelson
Little Miss Shabby – Corey Yoder
June 17th –  Fresh Lemons – Faith Jones
V and Co.  – Vanessa Christenson
June 18th –  A Quilting Life – Sherri McConnell
Stitch This! – Jenny Wilding Cardon
June 19th –  Happy Quilting – Wrap Up & Grand Prizes

Ready to buy Irish Chain Quilts? Follow these links:
    Martingale (get a free E-copy with your order)
    Amazon  (there is a Kindle version international friends)

Thanks for reading & good luck!

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