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St Patrick's Day Inspiration

Beautiful green and white quilt made with half square triangles.

As I was writing this blog post, I thought about why we celebrate March 17 every year. Is it just a holiday to have drinks and dye a river green in Chicago? My niece married someone with Irish roots and the holiday is a big deal to him. I won't bore you with the details, but I found this article that was pretty (short) informative.

After many generations, we associate green, shamrocks, and Celtic knots with St. Patrick's Day decor. This month we want to bring you some fun ideas you can use on a small scale or turn into a full quilt. For the beginner quilter, you can make several of the same block, add some sashing and a border or two, and you have a quilt! The above quilt is just HST in various colors. You can pick a size, make a bunch, and sew them together. For the more advanced quilter, you can mix and match ideas to make your project.

So let's get to it and check out all the inspiration for St Patrick's Day! Thank you to those who sent us their patterns to include. This month has newly released patterns, free patterns, and even a video tutorial. Please visit the designer's links and stores to show your support. Be sure to follow them on social media because they offer so many fun patterns. If you would like to be included in future inspiration blogs, just let us know. Next up are Easter, Spring, and Masculine quilts.

St Patrick's Day Inspiration Ideas

Hats off to St Patrick quilt depicting an irish hat made with all square piecing.

"The Hats Off to St Patrick quilt was inspired by my creative 13-year-old daughter. She loves to help me pick colors for my quilts and she drew this quilt out on paper for me. I used her drawing to make the quilt pattern. I strive to create easy patterns that any skill level can read and create easily."

Susan McCord of Lana Collectibles just released this pattern in her Etsy shop. How adorable is that!

Lucky Knot block by Art Gallery Fabrics that has a YouTube video tutorial.

Art Gallery Fabrics has this fun video on YouTube to make this Lucky Knot block. In the comments, they supply all the fabric requirements and cutting instructions so you can cut and watch. Add several of these together or mix with a solid block and you have a whole quilt.

Shamrock Shenanigans quilt block by Lake Girl Quilts.

Are you looking for a free pattern and tutorial for home decor? This scrappy mini quilt pattern is an easy project for a beginner quilter. And you can use scraps to make it without taking a trip to the store. Measuring just 12" x 12", the Shamrock Shenanigans mini quilt pattern gives you the perfect size quilt to decorate a shelf or table. Or add a sleeve to the back of the quilt and hang this Shenanigan up!

LakeGirlQuilts has a line of fun patterns to fuel your creative soul.

Lots of Luck green and white table runner by Missouri Star Quilting can be made in other colors throughout the year.

Stitch up this Lots of Luck table runner from Missouri Star Quilt Co just in time for St. Patrick's Day in stunning shades of green. Start out with 2 1/2" strips, some background and borders, and you have a lovely runner. Or put more pieces together for a whole quilt. It's sure to give you more good luck than a four-leaf clover! You can even use the pattern over again in other seasonal colors to amp up home decor.

Sew a Saint doll fabric to make your own St  Patrick doll by Faith and Fabric.

Saint Patrick's feast day is one of the most popular in terms of celebrations - and you don't need to be Irish to join in! St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and was active there in the latter half of the 5th century. He's believed to have been the first bishop of Ireland and is credited with bringing Christianity to the Emerald Isle.

These plush dolls are absolutely beginner-friendly and can be sewn by hand or with a machine. Hand drawn, each comes printed on a fat quarter of fabric and is ready to sew. Jen Frost of Faith and Fabric has designed these cute Sew-a-Saint dolls along with many other Saints to add to your collections.

Celtic Blessings applique Celtic Knot wall hanging with a no hand sewing applique and hanging sleeve.

Beth Ann Williams has been teaching Celtic Blessings for many years and has just released the pattern to the public. Now you can create a beautiful finished-edge machine appliquéd and quilted Celtic-style knotwork design with Beth Ann's favorite "invisible machine applique-and-quilt-in-1-step method". This also has a "no hand sewing needed" hanging sleeve option included. Finishing at 22" x 22", it is very versatile and you can put four of them together to make a sweet lap quilt.

Shamrock Hats table runner and placemat with a colorful Irish hat in the colors of the Irish flag.

Rona from Rona the Ribbiter has a fully Irish project for us. Here's your chance to use some of your St. Patrick's Day fabric scraps to make this whimsical Irish Table Runner set. Inspired by Rona's first Quilt Tour to Ireland, each pattern includes instruction for the Irish "Shamrock Hat" block placemat and table runner. New to applique? No problem! The "raw edge" technique is broken down in this pattern so even a beginner can make them.

What do you do for St Patrick's Day? Do you get out all the home decor? Or do you have a gathering to celebrate? We'd love to hear!

Happy Quilting!

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