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:

Cheryl said...

Both are very festive!

Janet O. said...

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?

Loris said...

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

Lori said...

You are so fast! I love both projects!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love your very own Temecula twin!

WoolenSails said...

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

Debbie

moosecraft said...

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... ;-)

Libby said...

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*

Sue said...

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

Kyle said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Carol said...

Cute as can be! You are so speedy!

Cathy said...

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

Diane said...

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.

Me and My Stitches said...

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

audrey said...

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

belarmina said...

que maravilla!!!! me gusta
saludos

Anonymous said...

Very sweet. Did you get my email yesterday?

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

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

joan said...

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!

Wendy said...

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

Purple Pam said...

Your two quilts are darling.

MuleHill said...

Love your minis.

Linda in NC said...

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!

Taryn said...

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

Yvette said...

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

Colleen said...

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

Jeanne said...

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.

Nadel-Garn-Tee said...

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

Carrie P. said...

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

Anonymous said...

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