Monday, March 16, 2009

Kiss Me, I'm Irish!

Well, half Irish!

Maybe that explains my love of the colour green and why a third (or more) of my fabric stash is green.

I was hoping to complete my Wee Bit O' Irish mini quilt, before St. Patrick's Day, but it's not going to happen.


Speaking of wee. . . . . . .


Should I try for a wee bit smaller? According to Paper Pieces that make the precut hexagons, mine is a 1/4 inch hexagon. They measure hexagons by one of the six sides. I would have thought it would be measured from flat side to flat side, through the middle, like my hexagon ruler. Anyway, that's wee no matter how you look at it.

Something did get finished last week. My March A Tisket, A Tasket Basket is complete. I placed my bunny just a little different, then the pattern, after seeing what Kaaren did with her block. Bunny now looks like he is leaping out of the basket.


Don't forget, the third Saturday of March is National Quilt Day. That's next Saturday, March 21.

Until next week.....happy quilting! (and happy St. Patrick's Day)

Karen

26 comments:

Erika said...

Wow I love your green! and those hexagons look so difficult. Happy St Patrick's

Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi Karen,
I'm half Irish too! Love the A Tisket, A Tasket block and my very favorite is the teeny tiny hexagon...wow that's small.
~Karen~

Catherine said...

Love what you did with the A Tisket, A Tasket block!!
I've got a little stack of .25" hexagons sitting here to stitch but I'm using batiks -- less fraying with such tiny pieces!

Robin said...

I'm in love with green too! Though, I'm only about 1/8th Irish. :P Your little clovers are adorable! And your bunny in it's clover basket is fabulous. And wow-- those are some tiny hexes.

Jackie said...

Fabulous block in green! Happy St. Patrick's Day! Green is a great color.

Fiesta said...

Karen I love your st.patricks basket.
so your going to make baby hexies like me?
They are alot of fun.

Christine said...

I love your green bunny basket.

Carol said...

Your bunny basket surely wins the prize this month. The green heart fabric is scrumptious. The hexagon - I don't believe I could ever make anything that small. Happy St. Patty's Day tomorrow, Karen.

Nanci said...

The Irish, they spread the word. I'm part of something Irish too, who isn't on this day.
Joke...what do you call an Irishman who graduates from kindergarten? ............
Gifted....
They enjoy life to the fullest!

Zonnah said...

Your A Tisket, A Tasket Basket block is so pretty.

Carrie P. said...

Green is my favorite color too. have some of the same fabric that you have on your basket block. I am putting it on my calendar quilt for the 17th.

Quilt Hollow said...

Love your Tisket Tasket!! Every time I see these little blocks I think I really need to get on those!! Funny thing....I'm 1/2 Spanish and married "Flynn"....not a lick of Irish in me!

Satu said...

Green is one of my favorites too. I spent a one week on the round tour in Ireland few years ago. I admit I really fell in love with that country... so green and nice people and rain every day;)
Your Bunny basket is gorgeous!

Julie said...

I love your Tisket a Tasket blocks, very cute. I am impressed that you are keeping up on them, I sure am not!

I am part Irish, but green is definitely not a favorite color.

Kaaren said...

Oh Karen, I love the fabric you chose for the March T-A-T block. Couldn't be more appropriate!

I don't think I could even hols one of you 1/4" hexies, never mind make one. Too cute!

Sherri said...

I love your March Tisket a Tasket basket...and that has to be the smallest hexagon I've ever seen. I've also just copied down your Ursula Leguin quote...I love quotes and don't remember seeing that one before!

Lori in South Dakota said...

I'm 1/4 Irish, and there is no better color than green. (guess that explains all the green quilts around here) I've been trying to break out of my rut and use other colors, and right now I'm working on a PINK project. Pink is NOT one of my favorite colors!

Yvette said...

I'm 1/2 Irish too!

I just love your Tisket a Tasket block.

Susan said...

Happy St. Patrick's day! I love your March basket block! I'm wishing now that I had joined in on that BOM, but I need another project like I need...you know.

Nadine said...

Teeny, tiny, lovely hexagon ! These are addictive, aren't they ? ;>)

LOVE your March applique basket, with that gorgeous shamrocks fabrics. Never saw such one, here in Belgium.

HAPPY St PATRICK'S DAY !

XOXOXOXOXOXOX
NADINE

~Bren~ said...

Your teeney tiny hexie is adorable! Those are very little. Different people measure them different ways. I love paper pieces...they are just 2 towns away from me ;)
You basket block is wonderful!!
I too am 1/2 Irish and LOVE green above all other colors and you can tell by my stash! I am trying to think of a quilt I have made that does not have green in it....I think there may only be 1 or 2.

Wendy said...

Wow those are some very small hexagons. I love the way you did your green bunny basket.

janet said...

I reckon everyone must have a bit of Irish somewhere! Now what are you going to do with that hexagon, and don't accidentally inhale it, lol

Janet said...

This is my favorite basket so far. You are truly an accomplished applique artist. Your choice of colors and fabrics make your block unique. I too have Irish heritage and look forward to visited Ireland this fall.

Deb said...

A Wee Bit of the Irish, Happy St. Patty's Day. May the Good Lord take a Liken to you, but not too soon.

Love those little hexagons.

Margot said...

Hi Karin, was in beautiful green tones.
Thank you for sending me the blocks.
hugs