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" (Kermit, not me) 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!
Kermit's Irish green eyes are smiling on the string quilt done in greens and irish fabrics, hope yours are too! My Irish String quilt, above, went to a friend of 40+ years who is fully Irish and her daughter and her family who share the love of hearth, home, and family together. It was my second quilt using my free pieced strings in greens, black and white..I loved it that much and so did they!
Hope you'll love some of my free patterns! Enjoy..we all feel Irish, today, and I feel badly that I do feel such a strong connection to the Irish spirit...when I'm half French and half Finnish!
But today, we can all love the wearing and making of the green! Sew green..in all ways! My quilt above was made with 100% free/recycled/reused/remade Irish fabrics!
Off to the shamrock races!....
So cute...so cute this 4 little pieced hearts make a four leaf clover, one big clover per block, easy download makes this one a keeper!
Shamrock Quilt Block Pattern
Shamrock Wall Hanging
Vintage Shamrock Quilt Block Pattern...Kansas City Star 1932
Here are a few vintage quilt patterns with an Irish theme to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Q if for Quilt by Martha: Vintage Shamrock Quilt Patterns
Sewedhooked.com shamrock quilt above: 5: paper pieced shamrocks make up quilt
Shown above: Shamrock Quilt Block from Straw.com
Shamrock Quilt Block
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.
Sun Bonnet Sue....bet she's Irish, today, anyway! Make a block in green or make an entire quilt!
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.
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.
Trip To Ireland Quilt - a pieced quilt pattern from Simply Quilts.
Triple Irish (chain) Flower quilt pattern from Moda
Fancy Folded Star - by Maria of Not Only Quilts
Words to applique:" Kiss Me I'm Irish
**Yellow Clover ( vintage directions, below ) 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:
BLOCK SIZE: 10 1/2" square
- Dark print at least 5" x 10"
- Medium print at least 10" square
- Light print at least 16" square or one fat quarter
- 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
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