With St Patrick's Day just around the corner, I made a little Irish Mini quilt.
Ireland: ocean, beach and green hills. There are three 1 inch blocks in the upper half of the quilt that run almost on a diagonal. White, light grey and dark grey, these blocks are symbolic sheep on the hills. There's a realistic horse pulling a wagon on the far left if you look, a couple of shamrocks too!
This mini quilt was totally improv pieced. I pulled most of the fabrics out of my bag of strings. The rest of the pieces came my collection of pre-trimmed scraps, 1 1/2 inch squares and 2 inch squares.
Because the piecing was truly improv, the completed top was off kilter. (It was more off kilter than shown in the picture below! The tilt bothered me enough that I only took a detail photo of the top!) I wasn't at all sure this little quilt was going to work. But once I started quilting the curves of the hills, it was just fine!
While the celebration officially isn't until next Tuesday, it's never too early to wish you a Happy St. Patrick's Day!