Mar 17, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Quilt Patterns


Kermit Says "The Luck 'O the Irish to You!" and offers to share my free St. Paddy's Day quilt or quilt block patterns with you! Shown is a simple string quilt, pieced in a diagonal pattern with "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" and other fun shamrock fabrics.

Remember, that any quilt block or pattern can be used for this holiday by the simple use of color and fabric patterns! And I've even included some fun 'non quilt' extras.

Kermit's Irish green eyes are smiling, someone gave lots of kisses.... hope yours are too!

Free "Irish" or St. Patrick's Day quilt patterns...note, a lot of them are not green, but those are very old or very traditionally used blocks and quilt patterns and are such fun!

And a little extra:
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Aunt Mary's Double Irish Chain Quilt Block Make an eight inch paper pieced block.


Broken Irish Chain a 10" pieced quilt block pattern from Quilter's Cache.


Celtic Sunrise - a 12" paper pieced quilt block pattern from Quilter's Cache



Double Irish Chain - a 12" pieced quilt block pattern from SewQuilty.


Double Irish Chain Quilt classic block for a pillow, or lots for a quilt.


Four Leaf Clover - 10" applique quilt block pattern from CompuQuilt.


Happy St. Patrick’s Surprise » the free quilt pattern's pdf file...lovely pieced hearts create a shamrock! Green for the Catholics, Orange for the Protestants, and White for the hope for peace between them.

Celtic Interlocking Squares Quilt Block:

Irish Chain - from Sharon Hultgren of EZ Quilt



Irish Chain - an 18" pieced quilt block pattern from Quilter's Cache.



Irish Chain Quilt - a 54" x 66" pieced quilt pattern from EZQuilting


Irish Eyes - a 12" pieced quilt block pattern from AZPatch.




Irish Grandma Sue Boy Block from Quiltmaker.com


Latticed Irish Chain Block a 28" block from Quilter's Cache


Scrappy Pieced Shamrock Block...turn several shamrocks into a darling quilt!


Scrappy Irish Chain Quilt - a 68-3/4" x 84-1/2" pieced quilt pattern from McCall's Quilting.


Shamrock

Single Irish Chain Quilt for Baby - alt/ 4 1/2" fussy cut w. Irish Chain from About.com



St. Patrick's Day Quilt from Kim's Big Adventure



Traditional Irish Chain Quilt lovely traditional Irish chain Quilt pattern.


Traditional Irish Chain quilt with some shamrock quilting!...same link as above


Trip To Ireland Quilt - a pieced quilt pattern from Simply Quilts.



Triple Irish (chain) Flower quilt pattern from Moda



Words to applique:" Kiss Me I'm Irish


**Yellow Clover a block design first published by Nancy Cabot for the Chicago Tribune. According to Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns, Yellow Clover is one of hundreds of Cabot patterns sold by mail order during the 1930s. It is no longer available online, and the hyperlinks for photos have all been pulled off the website. But here are the directions that I still have:

Yellow Clover:
BLOCK SIZE: 10 1/2" square
MATERIALS
  • Dark print at least 5" x 10"
  • Medium print at least 10" square
  • Light print at least 16" square or one fat quarter
CUTTING
Dimensions include a 1/4" seam allowance
  • Cut 2: 5" squares, dark print
  • Cut 3: 5" squares, medium print
  • Cut 5: 5" squares, light print
  • Cut 4: 3 3/8" squares, light print, then cut them in quarters diagonally to yield 16 side triangles
  • Cut 7: 2" squares, light, then cut 2 of them in half diagonally to yield 4 corner triangles
DIRECTIONS
  • Draw diagonal lines from corner to corner on the wrong side of each 5" light print square. Draw horizontal and vertical lines through the centers.
  • Place a marked square on a 5" dark print square, right sides together. Sew 1/4" away from the diagonal lines on both sides. Make 2 using the dark squares and 3 using the medium ones.

  • Cut the squares on the drawn lines to yield 16 dark pieced squares and 24 medium pieced squares. Press the seam allowances open. Trim each pieced square to 2".
  • Sew a 2" light print square to a dark pieced square to make a rectangle unit. Make 4. Press the seam allowances open.

  • Lay out the square units, rectangle units, and the remaining 2" light print square. Sew them into rows and join the rows to complete the block center. Press the seam allowances in the direction indicated by the arrows. Set it aside.

  • Lay out 3 medium pieced squares and 2 side triangles. Join them to make a pieced strip, as shown. Make 4. Press the seam allowances open.

  • Lay out one medium pieced square and 2 side triangles. Join them to make a pieced strip. Make 4. Press the seam allowances open.

  • Sew a corner triangles to a pieced strip to make a corner unit, as shown. Make 4. Press the seam allowances toward the corner triangles.

  • Sew a corner unit to a pieced strip to make a large triangle. Make 4. Press the seam allowances toward the corner.

  • Sew 2 large triangles to opposite sides of the block center. Press the seam allowances toward the corners. Sew the remaining large triangles to the remaining sides and press to complete the block.


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