Do you ever finish your quilt top and then agonize over "How should I quilt this?"
In my most recent quilt pattern, Smiling Irish Eyes, I played it "safe" with quilting one of the samples. I quilted in the ditch around the shamrocks and stitched a few lines through the Irish Chain.
For the other quilt in the pattern, I decided to spruce it up a bit. Click on the photo to see the quilting close up.
I created a swirl in/out design for the shamrock blocks.
I also drafted a couple of shamrocks to use in the background spaces.
I also wanted to incorporate shamrocks in the border.
I even came up with a Shamrock wreath to use in the Celtic block.
If you would like to use these designs for quilting your St. Patrick's Day projects, I have included pdfs of each of the designs in the "Free Stuff" page or you can click on any of the photos above. You will want to check the size before using and resize as necessary.
Some of you may have "Art and Stitch", a program used to draw digitized designs. If so, you will be interested in my video "How to draw a shamrock in Art and Stitch". The video covers drafting a basic shamrock.
My new pattern "Smiling Irish Eyes" is on sale through St. Patrick Day. Price is $6 (a discount of 25%). Act quickly to take advantage of this offer.
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