This top has been completed for awhile (probably five years). I originally thought I'd add a pieced border, but the quilt is fairly large already. I've decided to run the pieced blocks to the quilt edge. This quilt was fun to sew. Four 4 Patch blocks per pieced unit (two sets of two) - I strip pieced the alternate block. I love scrappy quilts!
The inspiration for this quilt is a Double Irish Chain circa 1875 (pg 41) from 'The Ultimate Quilting Book' by Maggi McCormick Gordon (great book!). If you have this book, look it up. What a beauty - yummy red background fabric - subtle stripe with uniform circles - I love fabric with dots! I named the top 'Freda's Girls' because my sister-in-law was gifted the book for Christmas from her daughters and she let me drool over it while we visited over the holiday.