Saturday, January 21, 2006

Doing the Funky Shamrock





Sounds like a 60's dance craze, doesn't it? Oh sorry -- guess I just dated myself!
Played with the Funky Shamrocks today and got the table runner top done. It was a fun project - quick and easy and satisfied my need to sew at the machine. I hope to machine quilt tomorrow. (And it's just hanging funny in the second photo -- it really is plumb and square (vbg)


Also finished my second Dear Jane block the other night -- I'm just doing these whenever I feel like it, and hand piecing them all -- just because I like to do handwork at night in front of the TV and the dog won't give up my lap to a hoop, so can't quilt. This one is called "One-Two Buckle My Shoe" (A-2). I've done the first two with muslin as the background, but I cut the pieces for A-3 this afternoon and decided to use a white on cream background from my stash for it. I like variety and figure I can pick up a FQ or two for backgrounds along the way, if I need them.

12 comments :

Carolyn said...

Your shamrocks turned out adorable, I'm so impressed! I love your DJ blocks too. I've got a few done, mostly the applique ones. I haven't hand pieced any of them, although once I'm done with my handpieced project, I may be ready to tackle my Dear Jane quilt!

Laurie said...

love the funky shamrocks! and you are a brave soul to do the DJ blocks...WOW
Hugs
Laurie

Brit said...

those shamrocks are cute! Love the scrappy idea.

Sharon said...

Cute shamrocks! I must remember to do borders around like yours - love them!

cher said...

great shamrocks..very free form and fun!

quiltpixie said...

I love your shamrocks. They'll be lovely for St Paddy's day.

Bonnie said...

The shamrock table runner is so cute! My DH's birthday is the day before St Patty's day, so St Patty's stuff I always associate with his birthday :c) I love it! The DJ block is great too. YOu are so brave to hand piece!

Bonnie

Kay said...

How creative! That idea would work well with hearts for Valentine's Day too, wouldn't it?

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

You did a great job designing that shamrock runner. It is good to see it this far along too because now we know for sure that your DH is ok and not sick!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Dawn said...

OH now this block is ME! I LOVE this one! One of my favorite blocks was Cathy's Campfire - it was something Campfire. Hmmm now I'll have to go look it up!

Samantha said...

LOVE the funky shamrock! The border is wonderful! what a fun piece!

Darcie said...

Oh, if the little bit o' Irish in me isn't just dancin' a funky shamrock dance, too!

(Now, you have to say that like the little guy on the Lucky Charm cereal commercials, OK?) LOL

Too cute!