Saturday, March 08, 2014

St. Patrick's Day, Shamrock, or Irish Themed Free 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 above, 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 shamrock fabrics, hope yours are too!


And above, my own green Somerset Star Potholders Tutorial complete with a free patter tutorial:


And now, some wonderful and "Free St.Patrick's Day, Shamrock or Irish Themed Free Quilt, Quilting, or Small Project Links, Patterns and Tutorials"

 

 free St. Patrick's quilt pattern - Moonlight Quilts pdf

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


Ireland BOM Friday Freebie: Irish Quilt Block Patterns



                                           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



http://qisforquilter.com/2011/03/vintage-shamrock-quilt-patterns/



shamrock quilt mock up
Sewedhooked.com shamrock quilt above: 5: paper pieced shamrocks make up quilt

Quilting Assistant : Free Pattern : Shamrock Block

shamrock quilt block to applique
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

Single Irish Chain Baby Quilt



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.




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:








EXTRA TREAT:


Yellow Clover Vintage Quilt Block: Instructions
Vintage Pattern Directions..no longer available  



**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.


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!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the free Shamrock block (the first one). I used it to make a table runner for my granddaughters. They are in collage in southern CA. Sorry I didn't take a photo.

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.