Are you ready to sew up some Irish quilts for St. Patrick’s Day? Each year on March 17, Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated to honor its namesake, who lived from AD 385–461 and was the foremost patron saint of Ireland. Whether you have a heritage of Irish roots, or you just like to the idea of getting a little good luck, this green-inspired holiday is ripe for quilt lovers to make their mark.
Sew up a shamrock or two with this mega round-up of St. Patrick’s Day and Irish quilts!
Four-Leaf Clover Block Tutorial
Is it time for a little spring cleaning of your fabric stash? Use up your green fabric scraps to sew a sweet four-leaf clover block in honor of this lucky holiday! The 8 1/2″ unfinished block looks great on its own or sewn up with a few others in a mini quilt, pillow or table runner.
Photo via Bluprint member curlywhirlie
6 Ways to Sew With Green Fabric
The improvisational basketweave quilt shown above is a great scrap buster that’s fun to use any time of the year. In honor of the springtime and St. Patrick’s Day, why not hold a green fabric scrap swap with your quilting buddies? Each person brings a small bag to swap, and picks up some new scraps to add to their stash! Learn how to use those green fabrics and how they play off other colors in this Bluprint blog post about green quilting fabrics.
Photo via Bluprint member Canoe Ridge Creations
6 Green Quilt Projects and Patterns
Isn’t this Lucky Mini Mug Rug so bright and festive? It’s your lucky day to grab this free pattern and more green quilts to sew! Some celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by wearing a green shirt or drinking green beer, but we bet some of you would love to celebrate it wrapped up in a cozy green quilt! Enjoy this collection of half a dozen Irish-inspired projects from simple piecing to shamrock appliqué.
5 Irish Chain Quilts to Inspire
Explore the traditional Irish Chain quilt pattern with this crib-size version, perfect for the little Leprechaun in your life. Whether Irish chain quilts were actually started in America or on the Emerald Isle, we think the pattern is so versatile and classic that one doesn’t need to take sides! Enjoy five Irish chain patterns, including some that are perfect for scraps.
Photo via Bluprint member QuiltD.Signs
7 St. Patty’s Day & Irish Quilts
We’ve had another leprechaun sighting… in the hall! If your home could use a little more green this time of year, check out these St. Patrick’s Day quilt patterns — from table toppers to full-size Irish quilts — to take your holiday to the next level. Make one as a gift to show someone just how much you care! Some are quick to stitch up, and others will make a nice weekend project.
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