Category: #100DaysProject #100WhimzicalChains

Now’s the Time

If you’ve ever considered having a custom Irish Chain quilt made for you by Whimzie Quiltz, now’s the time – you’ve got 100 new designs to choose from!

I just finished my 2017 #100Days Project, a creativity challenge where I designed a different Irish Chain quilt pattern every day for 100 days. (Didn’t skip a single day, either; thank you very much ūüėÄ )¬†I learned to see the classic quilt layout in so many different ways; it’s AMAZING what you can do starting with one simple idea!

Sample the collection of some of my favorite designs from the project below…

or visit them all at 100 Whimzical Chains¬†and let me know your favorite in the comments…

or have a completely new one designed just for you at Whimzie Quiltz. After all, I seem to be on a roll here and I’d love to keep the creativity flowing!



9 Days and Counting…

9 days into the #100DaysProject creativity challenge and I haven’t missed one! I think it’s working, too,¬†because¬†I find myself with so many ideas that I want to design¬†more than one Irish Chain quilt a day! But the point is to pace yourself and make it all the way through, so I’m reigning myself in.

If you remember from my¬†Challenge Accepted! post, I’m participating in the #100DaysProject. Each day for 100 days, participants repeat a “simple creative task” and post¬†their effort online.

I chose¬†designing a modified Irish Chain quilt¬†~ changing colors, mixing blocks, varying settings, etc. ~ and I’m excited to¬†see how the traditional pattern will shift, evolve and develop during the next 91 days!

Challenge Accepted!

I’ve decided to participate in a creativity challenge – the #100DaysProject. ¬†Each day for 100 days, I will be designing and posting an Irish Chain quilt design.

All the designs will start with an¬†Irish Chain block, repeated to make a queen-sized quilt.¬†Using that as a framework, I’ll change colors, mix and match¬†blocks, vary settings,¬†etc.¬†to create¬†as many different versions as I can over 100 days. ¬†There’s so much you can do with this traditional block and I can’t wait to see how the patterns shift, evolve and develop during the challenge.

I chose to do quilt designs because as much as I’d love to, I can’t finish an entire queen quilt in one day! ūüôā ¬†I may actually make¬†my favorite (or favorites) after the challenge is completed, though ~ and if you see¬†one you love, I’d be happy to make it for you, too!

This is my first design – Link #1 of #100 “Whimzical” Chains. ¬†Remember, follow me here¬†to see them all!


I’m also posting the designs on a special #100WhimzicalChains Pinterest board.