Irish Quilts: Tales of Ireland Quilt and Quilt Block Patterns

This McCall's Quilting Irish Quilt Pattern Includes 12 Unique Sampler Quilt Blocks!

Free Irish Quilt Patterns to Download - Don't Miss Out, Grab Them All Today

When Laura Stone Roberts, one of our McCall's Quilting/McCall's Quick Quilts editors, discovered she would be going along on a McCall's Quilting trip to Ireland, she decided to start an Ireland-themed quilt in anticipation! Laura's popular block-of-the-month blog posts have now been gathered together into one complete Irish-themed quilt pattern, Tales of Ireland. This free eBook includes all 12 featured quilt block patterns plus fabric requirements, cutting, and sewing instructions for assembling the Tales of Ireland lap quilt. Make a quilt like Laura's, or use the individual blocks to make a completely different project - it's up to you! Irish quilts can easily be made larger or smaller than the sample quilt by adding or subtracting blocks.

Inside this free eBook, you will find detailed instructions on how to make 12 different unique quilt blocks which include:

  • Celtic Twist Block, a classic patchwork design that creates the illusion of 4 different fabrics intertwining. This block can also be turned into an Irish chain quilt by repeating the block design.
  • Fairy Ring Block, a fun way to showcase fussy-cut fabric hexies in a simple appliquéd ring.
  • Celtic Knot Block, made with bias-cut strips of fabric sewn into tubes, and then arranged on a full-size pattern to create a woven medallion. You can also repeat this block on its own to create your own Celtic quilt patterns.
  • 40 Shades of Green Block, featuring clamshell shapes cut from 40 assorted fabrics to create a scrappy vision of Irish hills and valleys.

You'll also get complete instructions for turning 12 blocks into a lap size quilt, from fabric requirements to suggestions for quilting plans.

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Download this free Tales of Ireland quilt pattern and start your own block-of-the-month sampler today!

Whether you make this Irish quilt as a block-of-the-month project or tackle it at a faster or slower pace, your finished quilt will sparkle with your array of scrappy fabrics. Be sure to use a wide variety of darks, mediums, and lights, with prints from small and subtle to larger and louder. Variations like these will give your Tales of Ireland quilt life and interest. Complete instructions, full-size patterns, color diagrams - everything you need to make this quilt pattern your own is included in this free eBook! Just look at all these fun, unique Irish quilt patterns:

Irish Cross Block I Left My Heart In Ireland Block Fairy Ring Block

Irish Cross Free Quilt Block Pattern

I Left My Heart In Ireland Free Quilt Block Pattern

Fairy Ring Free Quilt Block Pattern

This pretty appliquéd quilt block evokes carved Irish motifs on churches and monuments, and shamrocks growing wild in lush green grass. With our fast fusible web technique, even appliqué novices will have this block completed in no time! This sweet block is like a mini crazy quilt. Step by step instructions and diagrams walk you through the crazy piecing process. Once your piecing is complete, use the full size pattern to cut out the heart shape and fusible web, and then add it to the block background.
Enjoy a bit of hand work as you prepare the ring of hexagons and fussy-cut center hexi for this enchanting quilt block. Once the hexis are prepared, a little machine appliqué is all that remains to complete your Fairy Ring.



Folktale Circle Block Celtic Twist Block Connemara Flower Block

Folktale Circle Free Quilt Block Pattern

Celtic Twist Free Quilt Block Pattern

Connemara Flower Free Quilt Block Pattern

One of the easiest quilt blocks in this pattern, the basic stitch-and-flip technique is all you need to create the triangles on the corner and center patches. For quilters with even a little experience, this block can be made in an hour or less!
Learn or brush up on the partial seam technique as you assemble this intriguing patchwork block. Fabric placement is key to the success of this block, and all our diagrams are clearly marked to make your assembly job easy. You'll be so proud of this stunning block that you may want to make multiples and turn them into your own Irish chain quilt pattern.
This pretty block pattern turns half-square triangle units and flying geese units into a beautiful bouquet of stylized flowers. This block requires a bit of patience due to the number of patches, but the sewing techniques are basic and achievable by any quilter.



Celtic Knot Block Treasures From Ireland Block Seven Lucky Shamrocks Block

Celtic Knot Free Quilt Block Pattern

Treasures From Ireland Free Quilt Block Pattern

Seven Lucky Shamrocks Free Quilt Block Pattern

This block is why we fell in love with Irish quilting designs. Make bias fabric tubes and learn to apply them to a background fabric square using the included full-size pattern as your guide to create the knot. Pressing, pinning, and topstitching tips are included, as are detailed diagrams. Units are arranged diagonally to make this lovely patchwork quilt block. Learn or refresh your skills with setting triangles as you make this anything-but-ordinary quilt block.
Here's another easy fusible web appliqué quilt block pattern! Machine edge stitching the fused shamrock shapes will take a bit of time, so pour yourself an Irish cream coffee and settle in for a fun sewing session!



Fairies And Flower Petals Block Lucky Clover Block 40 Shades Of Green Block

Fairies And Flower Petals Free Quilt Block Pattern

Lucky Clover Free Quilt Block Pattern

40 Shades Of Green Free Quilt Block Pattern

In one of the most intricate quilt blocks in this pattern, the little white and green squares finish at just 1/2"! But no worries - fast strip piecing gets those petite nine-patch units sewn in short order. The diagonal set can be tricky, but our super clear diagrams lead to a fool-proof finish.
There's a fun piece-and-trim trick in this block's construction that will have you thinking about where you can use the same technique in other quilts! No special skills are required, just basic stitch-and-flip patchwork and straight seams.
This final Irish quilt block is a wonderful way to show off your favorite fabric scraps. The block takes some planning and precise placement, but unlike many other clamshell or scallop patterns, no hand work is required. A fusible web technique sets clamshells in place and machine edge stitching secures everything.


Celebrate St. Patrick's Day or any day with this Irish quilt pattern! Download now and make all these fun, unique Irish-themed quilt blocks!

Make your own version of the Tales of Ireland quilt exactly as in this free quilt pattern, or use the individual quilt block patterns to design your own Irish and Celtic quilts! Either way, this value-packed eBook will help you make Irish-themed projects for your own home and for gifts. Quilting groups will love this pattern as a block-of-the-month leading up to a St. Patrick's Day reveal. And even 3 simple blocks can anchor a fantastic table runner for that one day of the year when everyone is Irish! Download your free Tales of Ireland ebook now!

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