March 17, 2016

It's All About the Green Today

Image © W. Russell
I'm a little late in getting started on this blog post today, because I was already out and about today joining in the festivities of celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Judging by this picture, all ages enjoy a good time.

Well what could be more Irish (in terms of quilting) than blocks called Irish Puzzle and Danny Boy? So, I thought I would present you with both, and of course, I went with making them in the obvious varieties of green.

Danny Boy is a simple nine patch block using mostly half square triangles, but the centre patch is the square in a square -- adding to the interest.

Irish Puzzle is a four patch block that is more of an intermediate level, due only to the number of pieces in the quilt block.

Time now to get out your green and start searching for some gold (at the end of that rainbow) and celebrate your own version of these blocks.

A salute to St. Paddy's Day

Irish Sayings

( ... how interesting that all of the authors are unknown)
  • "It's no use carrying an umbrella if your shoes are leaking."
    ~ Author Unknown

  • "There are only two kinds of people in the world. The Irish and those who wish they were."
    ~ Author Unknown

  • "Irish diplomacy is the ability to tell a man to go to hell so that he looks forward to making the trip."
    ~ Author Unknown

  • "May those who love us, love us; and those who don't love us, may God turn their hearts; and if He doesn't turn their hearts, may He turn their ankles so we'll know them by their limping."
    ~ Author Unknown

  • "If you're lucky enough to be Irish, you're lucky enough!"
    ~ Author Unknown

All images © W. Russell,

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