Get Lucky With 6 Irish-Inspired Quilt Patterns

When you think of traditional Irish quilts, the Irish chain is likely the first to come to mind. While it's widely debated whether the art form is even Irish — some believe it was developed in the United States — there's no arguing it's one of the oldest quilt patterns that continues to be popular today.

No matter its origin, these quilt designs are all inspired by the luck of the Irish. Plus, each one is beautiful, beginner-friendly and a perfect St. Patrick's Day craft, so go on add one to your to-stitch list, stat.

1. Cross My Heart Quilt

Though technically a baby quilt , this piece would also look stunning hung on your wall . It's perfect for beginners — you just need to sew nine-patch blocks and half-square triangles .

Sew along with Amy as you make your own Cross My Heart baby quilt. Amy will show you her preferred method of making half-square triangles.

2. Les Amis Quilt

Floral-inspired blocks are set off by easy strip-pieced Irish chains, giving this quilt a totally modern take on the classic tradition.

Meet Shelley and start class by learning about the inspiration behind the Les Amis quilt. Then Shelley shares tips for staying organized, cutting, and establishing an accurate seam allowance.

3. My Favorite Things Quilt

Show off your favorite layer cakes with a simple Irish chain design. It's kind of like a picture frame collage, but quilted!

Amy introduces you to her My Favorite Things quilt, an Irish Chain design that spotlights sentimental fabrics with its square-in-a-square block.

4. Jelly Roll Chains

For these Irish chains and pieced stars, jelly rolls are your secret weapon. With just one, you can make a lap-sized quilt or two smaller (baby and toddler-sized) projects.

5. Candy Shoppe Quilt

Pair a crisp white background fabric with brightly-colored jelly rolls to make this playful quilt. It gives off an old gumball machine vibe, but you can swap out whatever colors you love best and make it all your own.

6. Four-Leaf Clover Block

It's not an Irish chain, but just think how cool this block would look when framed with one. It's beginner-friendly and a great scrap-buster, so you can use any green fabrics you have leftover from those chain quilts. Lucky you!

If you've got more green scraps than you know what to do with, it's your lucky day — this fun four-leaf clover quilt block is a fast, simple project to use every last one.

February 04, 2020
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