Week of March 11, 2018 – Green Quilts

“May your troubles be less, and your blessings be more – and nothing but happiness come through your door.”  I just wanted to begin today with a good Irish Blessing for you!  This Saturday is St. Patrick’s Day, so I am celebrating with little green quilts (and a bed).  This first little gem (16.75” x 16.75”) is made with lots of colorful HST – Half Square Triangles set in green.  To me it looks like a happy quilt.

I found this adorable doll bed on E-Bay several years ago.  I love the green and found a Cathedral Windows doll quilt to put on it which I think sets off the green nicely.  Antique doll beds are a nice way to display some of my doll quilt collection.

My husband and I have been fortunate to travel together quite a bit over the last few decades.  After returning from a visit to Ireland I thought it might be nice to keep a little quilt “journal” of quilts from different countries.  The first one I made is called “Celebrate Travel:  Ireland”.  Of course, the appropriate pattern for me to make was an Irish Chain done in green and white (19.5” x 26.75”).  It is quilted with Shamrocks and Celtic Crosses.  The best part is the memories of our trip that come back to me when I look at it.

This adorable Hawaiian quilt was purchased at RMQM – Fabric and Friends luncheon years ago.  It was made by Wendy Henshaw from Littleton, (and I’m so glad she labeled it!) but it reminds me of our trips to Hawaii and the beautiful foliage that can be see there.

The last quilt (14.25” x 20.5”) is from my collection of doll quilts that are colonial revival – quilts from the 1930s.  It has that classic 30s green plus a charming little print of green, orange and purple flowers on white.  It has a unique edging.  Instead of a traditional binding, the quilter button hole stitched the front to the back, knife edged and stitched over.  It is also tied rather than quilted and that is probably because it feels like the middle layer is a cut up blanket rather than cotton batting.  It is still a charming little quilt made up with small squares of green and white print.

I encourage you to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by making a little green quilt (or at least shopping for green fabric!).

Just for You – Quilt Quote “A quilt friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have!”

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