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 my own favorite simple string quilt, pieced in a diagonal pattern with 'Kiss Me I'm Irish' and other fun shamrock fabrics.Kermit's Irish green eyes are smiling on the string quilt done in greens and holiday shamrockfabrics, hope yours are too!
But it's also National and now, International Quilting Day!
As a gift to all of us, TheQuiltShow.com is sharing FREE access to over 160 WebTV shows featuring some of the top quilting instructors in the world.
You can also enter the TQS prize drawing with a grand prize of a BERNINA 550QE and wonderful fabric prizes. So check in at www.thequiltshow.com (ends at midnight, March 16th) and enjoy the shows and any and all exploring of The Quilt Show website.
I've been sewing and quilting almost everyday this entire week! So sneak peeks on my top secret project, yet, but I am sharing photos of other works ...and some utility hand quilting on my newest table runner!
Every time I hand quilt, I am reminded of just how much like a meditative practice it truly is. I felt centered, grounded, and oh..yes, sacrificial blood did get involved! But the balm of hydrogen peroxide for both fingers and fabric took care of that! Then, right back to being calm, and centered,d and in my meditative practice of hand quilting ;-)
Free St.Patrick's Day, Shamrock or Irish Themed Free Quilt, Quilting, or Small Project Links, Patterns and Tutorials:
So cute, 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
Free Scrappy Shamrock Quilt Pattern
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.
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
String Quilting Tutorial to get you started on your own string quilt quilt like mine, above!
Words to applique:" Kiss Me I'm Irish
Small mug wrap photo tute:
**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:
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
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
Michele Bilyeu blogs With Heart and Hands as she shares a quilting journey through her life in Salem, Oregon and Douglas, Alaska. Sewing, quilting, and wildcrafting, with small format art quilts, prayer flags, and comfort quilts for a variety of charitable programs. And best of all, sharing thousands of links to Free Quilt and Quilt Block Patterns and encouraging others to join her and make and donate quilts to charitable causes. Help us change the world, one little quilt, art quilt, and prayer flag at a time!
Michele Bilyeu blogs With Heart and Hands as she shares a quilting journey through her life in Salem, Oregon and Douglas, Alaska. Sewing, quilting, and wildcrafting, with small format art quilts, prayer flags, and comfort quilts for a variety of charitable programs. And best of all, sharing thousands of links to Free Quilt and Quilt Block Patterns and encouraging others to join her and make and donate quilts to charitable causes. Help us change the world, one little quilt at a time!