It’s that time of year once again — time to celebrate if you are lucky enough to be Irish! I have Irish blood in my veins, even if it is a couple of generations removed. So naturally, I want to celebrate on the 17th, later this week.
Today’s featured quilt block is called Lucky Clover. As we all know, the shamrock is a symbol associated with Ireland, but perhaps you didn’t know that it is part of the clover family. (In fact the Irish word for shamrock is seamróg or seamair óg, meaning “little clover”.) So, this seemed like a good choice for this post.
This quilt block is a simple nine patch featuring squares, rectangles and only one pieced patch — the flying geese unit. So, this is an easy choice for beginner quilters.
The two sample quilts illustrated are both set on point, but in different ways. The quilt on the left looks (to me) a little like “plaid” so I liked it in particular. The quilt on the right features lots of setting triangles, and by mixing up the placement of those triangles you get an entirely different effect.
Note to Dad: It’s was 6 years ago today that we lost you, but you are always remembered. We will raise a glass to your “Irishness” later this week.