Tis quilt was designed for newlyweds who live in New Zealand. A traditional double Irish chain is paired with everyone’s favourite shamrocks, among other Irish symbols. Simple piecing combined with appliqué done on a large scale makes this a large king-size quilt desirable for any new home. Scallop borders give the quilt an elegant finish; see page 78 for scallop guidelines.
Design: Irish Love Birds Designer: Sherry Nugent Made By: Karen Farrell Quilted By: Romi Buhles of Creative Quilting Quilt Size: 95” x 111½” (241cm x 283cm) Finished Block Size: 16½” (41.9cm) Square Level:
Note Please read the entire pattern carefully before cutting and sewing. Seam allowances are ¼” throughout. LOF means length of fabric based on yardage.
5yd (4.5m) green Makower Dimples 1867G 4yd (3.6m) cream Makower Farmhouse 5341 2yd (1.8m) red Makower Farmhouse 2/4068R 2yd (1.8m) yellow Makower Farmhouse 4263L 15yd (13.7m) green rick rack 2½yd (2.2m) cream Moda extra wide 99” x 115½” (251.4cm x 293cm) wadding fusible web
2 6½ x 82½” strips of green for border 2 6½ x 92½” strips of green for border 15 10½” cream squares for centre appliqué block 60 3¾” x 10½” cream strips 150 3¾” yellow squares 240 3¾” red squares 60 3¾” white squares
Te Dutch Irish Welcome hex sign is appliquéd onto the centre square. 1. Fold 10½” cream square twice in half for crease to mark centre point. 2. Trace the hex sign shapes to the paper side of fusible web. Draw with adequate spacing. 3. Cut out beyond the line and fuse to the wrong side of appropriate fabrics. 4. Cut out on the lines; this ensures the adhesive applies right to the edge. Follow fusible web manufacturer’s instructions for best results. 5. Layout shapes on the cream background. When happy with layout, fuse in place. 6. Stitch hand or machine buttonhole stitch around all raw edges of appliqué shapes.
Embroidery Stitch the birds’ eyes and shamrock veins.