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!
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!
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