I Left My Heart in Ireland: FREE Ireland-Themed Quilt Block Pattern
Finished Block Size
12" x 12"
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Ireland QBOM (Quilt Block of the Month).
Note: Read through pattern before cutting.
1 square 13˝ x 13˝
Assorted green prints, florals, and mottles
1 five-sided shape, approximately 3-5˝ across*
Strips and rectangles of varying lengths and widths**
Paper-backed fusible web***
*See Step 1.
**See Steps 1 and 2.
***See Step 4.
Crazy-Piecing Green Fabrics
Continue in this manner to add 3rd and 4th strips/rectangles to shape in clockwise direction (Diagrams VII and VIII).
Add fifth strip to shape, aligning strip with last unsewn edge of shape (Diagram IX). Strip/rectangle must completely cross both 1st and 4th strips. Stitch, trim, open, and press as before to complete first round.
Working counter-clockwise, use Step 1 and 2 techniques to add more strips and rectangles to shape. Continue in this manner, alternating clockwise and counter-clockwise rounds, until pieced fabric is approximately 11˝ x 12˝ (Diagram XII).
Tip: To add a greater variety of fabrics, you may wish to stitch 2 or more fabrics together (with non-parallel seams) and then cut a strip or rectangle from the pieced fabric (Diagram XIII).
Edge-stitch using machine blanket stitch and green thread (Diagram XV). Trim square to 12½˝ x 12½˝, centering heart.
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