Ireland Blocks #3 and #4 are here!

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Thank you all for waiting so graciously for these blocks to show up. It was an unexpectedly challenging Fall and these got pushed to the back burner. But now I’m back on track! And Block #5 (coming later this month) will even have a fabric giveaway along with it. The patterns for Blocks #3 and #4 will be arriving on our website shortly… I’ll keep you posted!

Ireland Blocks 3 and 42 300x225 Ireland Blocks #3 and #4 are here!

Fairies and petals

Here’s a photo of Block #3 Fairies and Petals. When I designed it I thought I wanted it to look like a meadow with leprechaun gold sprinkled around, but instead I ended up with a meadow full of fairies and flower petals. And I was tickled to discover a sort of miniature Irish Chain emerge from all of my 9-patches when I sewed the block together!

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Block #4 Treasures from Ireland

And here’s #4. One of the things I think of when I think of Ireland are the many people who emigrated from Ireland to the U.S. (and other countries). They took with them their songs and their laughter, their wit and their bravery, and they added so much to whichever country became their home. The center of the block represents the richness of Irish culture and the flying geese represent those wonderful emigrants leaving Ireland (taking their heritage with them) and enriching the world. Thank you, Ireland! And thanks again to all of you for being so patient. As I mentioned, Block #5 is already in the works and will have a fabric giveaway to go along with it! Hint: Think gold and harps! Laura

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14 Responses to Ireland Blocks #3 and #4 are here!

  1. Julie Warner says:

    Those blocks are so beautiful and timely. Celtic is a really popular style right now. And I love the shades of green you chose. Just delightful!

  2. Marianne Green says:

    I love it! My Irish Ancestors would love it too! I can’t get the pattern to come up though it says the page is not found.

  3. Donna Schuttig says:

    this is lovely, like another person, can’t get page to come up.

  4. Valerie says:

    Here is a direct link to the Ireland Quilt pattern page: http://www.mccallsquilting.com/articles/Ireland_Quilt

    Currently, the first two block patterns are available, and we hope to have the next two posted there soon!

  5. patricia mccullagh says:

    looking forward to blocks 3 and 4 wish i knew how much fabric will be needed.would like to use the same fabric for the whole quilt.

  6. Diana Fors says:

    are 3 and 4 posted. i am comming into this late and am not sure if i just can’t find them or they are not posted.

  7. Laura says:

    Hi Patricia,
    The quilt is very scrappy, so it’s hard to figure a precise yardage. Here’s what I know for sure… The quilt will have 12 twelve-inch blocks arranged in 4 rows of 3 blocks each. I’ve planned for sashing 3″ wide and a 6″ outer border, which makes for a finished quilt size of 60 1/2″ x 75 1/2″.
    So, here are my best guesses:
    2 yds for the outer border
    3/4 yds. for the binding
    1 3/4 yds for the sashing (which also makes the inner border)
    Approximately 3-4 1/2 yds. of assorted fabrics for the blocks
    I hope this helps. I’ve been pawing through my scrap bins for every block because I want a really scrappy quilt… which is why it’s only a guess as to how much you’ll need for the blocks themselves.
    Happy sewing!
    Laura

  8. Laura says:

    Hi Diane,

    The patterns for blocks 3 and 4 haven’t yet been posted. If you scroll up to the top of this page (just below Ireland Blocks #3 and #4 are here!) you’ll see 2 links in green. Click on the second link and it’ll take you to the instructions for blocks 1 and 2.

    Thanks,
    Laura

  9. Grace says:

    I like these blocks and may make this quilt. It makes me think of Ireland and perhaps I will receive the Luck of the Irish. Wouldn’t that be so nice

  10. Valerie says:

    Just posted the 3rd FREE block pattern – Fairies and Flower Petals Block.

  11. Chris says:

    Love the colors and design; I am going to get this one in the works soon. Thanks for sharing your talents and designs with us.

  12. Donna Miller says:

    This would be so much fun to make.

  13. I just found this site and project of Ireland Blocks.. I am wondering how many total blocks there are and what ones I may have missed. would love to make a quilt using these. thank you so much for doing this project.

  14. Valerie says:

    Hi Sharon, All 12 free block patterns may be found by clicking here. Thanks!

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