A few years ago, I went to Ireland with my younger sister, Sharon and my friend, Teresa. We had an amazing trip! I have been meaning to make a Celtic type quilt ever since, in honor of that trip. No time like the present - Sharon is going to Ireland again tomorrow (with another sister, Janice and BIL Brian), I have friends that are visiting there right now, and a whole crew of quilters will be in Galway for the International Quilt Festival of Ireland - June 2012.
Here's some of my inspiration -
|This is the latest issue (Issue 14) of the magazine "Irish Quilting"|
These are a couple of the quilts from that magazine - don't they just pull you in? Now, these are pictures right from the magazine, inspiring, yes - but not mine.
|Knotworks Throw (page 16) -|
|Celtic Cross (page 65)|
While I was in Ireland, people thought I was crazy because I kept taking pictures of the floor, or wall, or ceilings . . . and I meant to!
|Karen Combs - CELTIC PIECED ILLUSIONS|
The pattern I have chosen is "Celtic Cross" on page 60
|My own picture of a Celtic Cross - Ireland|
. . . . and what do you know, I just happen to have some fabric hanging about that I think will work quite nicely.
The darker color reminds me so something . . . now what was it???
|ah, yes . . . the Guinness Girls!|
So, over the next few weeks, I will cut the fabric for "My Irish Dream", begin piecing it together, quilt it on my Lenni the long arm, and finally, put the binding and label on . . . . and I plan to keep a photo journey here on my blog throughout the process. If this goes well, I'll try another pattern that is a bit more challenging.
If I can't go back to Ireland, this will have to do! Slainte!!
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