Finished Block Size
12" x 12"
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Note: Templates A and B are included on Free Quilt Block Download (link above), and are printed reversed and without seam allowance to use with paper-backed fusible web.
Note: Read through pattern before cutting.
Light green print (cross)
1 Template A
Medium green print* (shamrocks)
5 Template B
Dark green print (block background)
1 square 13˝ x 13˝
*Or small shamrock print (see Step 1)
Making the Block
- Follow manufacturer’s instructions for paper-backed fusible web. Trace Templates A and B on paper side of fusible web. Cut apart, leaving small margin beyond drawn lines. Fuse to wrong side of appropriate fabrics; cut out on drawn lines. If using small shamrock print (shamrocks should be approximately 1˝), fuse paper-backed fusible web to wrong side of fabric and then cut out printed shamrocks, rather than using Template B.
- Finger-press dark green print 13˝ x 13˝ square in half on both length and width; use folds as placement guide. Referring to diagram, position A (cross) in center of dark green square and fuse in place. Arrange Bs in a ring in the center of the cross and fuse in place.
- Using pink thread and decorative machine stitch (or any other combination of thread and stitch that you prefer), edge-stitch A in place. In similar manner, use monofilament thread to machine straight stitch just inside shamrock edges, including stems. Trim to 12½˝ x 12½˝, centering cross.
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