Luck of the Irish

Can you say its finished if you still havent sewn the label on?  I had better hurry up and do that because I have booked it in for valuation...I need some evidence of its worth for my sewing self esteem!

Thanks Kylie for being my quilt photographer and ignoring DH who was not impressed I had interupted him at work (well it is for his mother!) to hold a corner of this quilt, while balancing on the couch...because its that big! 

The pattern is from Evelyn Sloppy's book "40 Fabulous Quick-Cut Quilts".   The original pattern just has a plain border, but I needed to make the quilt bigger, so made up the pieced border, which also helped to use up some of the left over 1 1/2" squares.  And as you can see I love adding a 6 1/2 " border to all my quilts....its easy because thats the width of my ruler and it seems to frame everything it helped make it the right size. 

Then because I have only done a bit of hand sewing this week, I will show you the string pieced placemats I made earlier.  I couldnt find the yellow and pink/purple ones I made, think they are in the wash!

The final block of the Celtic quilt was cut larger then others (by 1/2") so once I figured that out, it ment I am going to have to unpick and resew ALL the corners of the applique....otherwise I would have to cut them off :-(   But because it is the LAST block I am trying to focus on finishing it my goal was to have the top done by September... the new goal is Christmas!

Happy quilting, Sue.


  1. Sue you are a sewing demon! Your Irish quilt is sensational. Your MIL will adore it I'm sure. And well done with all the work on the Celtic quilt. What a labour of love. Bet you can't wait to start something new and fresh!

  2. It looks wonderful! I have started sewing the label into my backing fabric before quilting it. It feels good after binding it that it is done. No label to think about. I am sure you will get you last celtic block done.

  3. What a wonderful gift. I wonder what it's value will be.

  4. Your quilt is great. I bet your MIL will be thrilled with it. I love the placemats too.

  5. Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
    Yours, Ulla


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