QUILT INFO

The quilt block shown is made from a pattern called "Garden of Hollyhocks" and is found in Norma Whaley's book "Sweet and Simple".

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

NO MORE WHINING

There will be no more whining about me not having anything to decorate with for St. Patty's Day.  I have been doing that ever since I started my blog.  I would see quilts and small projects others had done for St. Patrick's Day.  And I would comment and say I had nothing.  This year, I decided to do something about it.  I saw the little quilt on Temecula Quilts blog called "Lucky Little Clover".  It is a giveaway small quilt which I doubt very much I would be lucky enough to win.  So I made my own.
I have no idea the size of the quilt is that is shown on Temecula's blog.  The blocks are easy nine patch blocks.  I chose to have them finish at 2 1/4".  Lots of greens, aged muslin, and a Judy Rothermel small green and off white print.  All from stash.  If you want to try and win Temecula's giveaway, go here.

I also discovered an embroidered basket block in a pile of blocks.  Some I made a few years ago and had not done anything with.  One has a St. Patty's Day theme.  I added a green border and machine quilted and now have a second small quilt I can display during March.
The pattern for the embroidered basket is from Chestnut Junction and can be found here.  I have other basket blocks embroidered but have not done anything with them.  Nothing in mind for them.  I was going to do a quilt with several different basket blocks but have lost interest in doing that.  I will have to think about how to use them.

On to another project.
Karen

31 comments:

  1. I love your little 9-patch. When I saw it on Temecula's blog I thought about making my own (and still might someday), but I did just finish quilting and binding something I started last year for St. Patty's Day, so I thought I could forego making it right now.
    Your little basket block makes another nice little decoration. Are the other baskets holiday themed?

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  2. Well, may the 'luck of the Irish be with you' :-) These are green and beautiful. They will help usher spring in!

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  3. You are so fast! I love both projects!!

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  4. I saw that, it is a beautiful quilt. I love quilts with X's or plus designs, something i want to make too.

    Debbie

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  5. Both are great! I'm thinking you are lucky to be able to stitch these up so quick! Now you have me wanting to try the Temecula one... ;-)

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  6. That's the way to do it - make your own! Great job.

    p.s. love (and just a little envious) that you have some Cheri stash in your stash *s*

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  7. Adorable basket block and you made a little quilt too you are really ready for St Patrick's day now

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  8. When you set your mind to it, there is no stopping your perseverance and determination. Yeah!

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  9. Very cute Karen. I actually did mine because I am signed up for the mini of the month from them. I have already finished mine too. It's a tiny little thing, I finished mine in about an hour.

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  10. Cute as can be! You are so speedy!

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  11. I saw the quilt and thought the same thing. You did a great job. Love your embroidered picture. Hugs

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  12. I saw the giveaway post and thought the same thing-small chance of winning. You're way ahead of me tho' I only thought I should just make my own and that's as far as that went. Both your little quilts are so sweet.

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  13. Look at you go! Personally, I plan to keep whining about not having any St. Patricks Day decorations!

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  14. Perfect St. Pat's day decorations! Congrats on making it happen for 2013.:)

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  15. que maravilla!!!! me gusta
    saludos

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  16. Very sweet. Did you get my email yesterday?

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  17. I can not imagine you ever whinning! Is it that time already.
    Both are perfect to celebrate the day!

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  18. well there you go not one but twq. All that is missing is the Irish Stew! Yum! I love both your quilts. I was like you I never made one for St Pat's day until this year. Good luck always!

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  19. Both are very cute. I decided to finally make something for St. Patrick's day, I will post soon.

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  20. You've got two cute quilts to help you celebrate - yay!

    I had the same thought as you when I saw the St. Patrick's quilt on Temecula's site. My blocks also will finish at 2.25; though the blocks are sewn I have yet to assemble them into a top - actually two tops because I got carried away while cutting!

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  21. I thought you'd won the giveaway. Your quilt is cute and I can't believe it's already quilted and bound!

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  22. Your quilt looks exactly likes Temecula's. I have their pattern but not those lovely greens.

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  23. Very cute little quilt...I just might make one!

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  24. I'm still holding out hope that I'll be lucky. LOL Your quilts are both wonderful. One of my goals is to have something for every holiday, etc. I should quit whining about it and follow your lead.

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  25. Your St.Patrick quilts are both wonderful. I have to sew something for St.Patricks too. Greetings Marle

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  26. Now you are already for St. Patty's day.

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  27. Karen, i love your little green clover quilt, so adorable!! cheers...Marian

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