The Irish Carpenter Quilt


When challenged with designing a quilt using traditional quilting methods, Clodagh Coker of The Quilt Store was immediately inspired by the Carpenter Star block. This block has always been a favourite of hers. Rather than using sashing to separate the blocks, she uses the Irish Chain blocks and selected a lovely variety of blue fabrics often found in her shop.
The quilt is a compilation of blues from Sister Bay by 3 Sisters, Bleu de France by French General and Amelia’s Blues by Betsy Cutchian. The background features one of Clodagh’s all-time favourites by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts.
The quilting on this quilt is what enhances the pattern, custom quilted so that the carpenter stars pop out.
skill level Advanced
finished measurements 94” x 94” [239 x 239cm]
techniques used piecing and quilting