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  • Total submissions: 21
  • Total countries: 4
  • Total provinces: 3
  • Total states: 9

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Butterflies and Pinwheels Butterflies and Pinwheels
By: Pearlie pearll,
California, USA

Yellow, green, bluegreen and white fabric with butterflies

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 72"

Celtic Twist Celtic Twist
By: Rita McCart,
Missouri, USA

This is Celtic Twist from McCall’s. This is the first quilt I machine quilted on my Brother 6600. I love this quilt so much. It was hard work keeping all the little corners correct. This one is my sons, I’m making another for my brother! I love it!! :)

Quilt size: width: 84" height: 96"

First Quilt First Quilt
By: Debbie Grasley,
Minnesota, USA

This is the first quilt I made in a class @ The Poise’n Ivy Shop in Ohio. I hand pieced it and then was hand quilted before we made the move to Minnesota. Fell in love with quilting and have continued with it since.

Quilt size: width: 93" height: 73"

Floral Rings Floral Rings
By: Barb Schan,
Nova Scotia, Canada

Floral Rings is an AnitaGoodesign special collection. I took some of the suggestions in the design and created my own version of the original 64 x 64 quilt. Throughout the long Nova Scotia winter, this has been my promise of spring. The back will be the same green floral fabric.

Quilt size: width: 90" height: 105"

flowers on green flowers on green
By: Nancy Myers,
Michigan, USA

Our 2008 guild challenge was to use scraps of green to create a smaller sized quilt. I had so many scraps and chose those that were about 1″ wide. I added yo-yo flowers and fake flowers leaves from my wedding decor of almost 30 years ago.

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 31.5"

for the birdwatcher for the birdwatcher
By: Lies Bos-Varkevisser,

A redwork quilt in greens. The patterns for these birds I made myself.

Quilt size: width: 26" height: 26"

Frogs in Abundance Frogs in Abundance
By: Patricia S. Moffitt,
Alaska, USA

I really don’t like to applique, but my friend wanted frogs on her quilt and I couldn’t find anything pieced that I liked. This pattern just caught my eye and wasn’t as onerous as I had expected.

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 42"

Gingham Gets Groovy Gingham Gets Groovy
By: Nouveau Stitch,
Michigan, USA

I love gingham and when I realized I could recreate gingham with solids, I had to give it a try!

Quilt size: width: 44" height: 48"

Green Christmas Green Christmas
By: Terri,
California, USA

My daughter’s favorite color is green. For the Christmas of 2008 I decided to make her a wall quilt. It turned out perfect for her. She loved it and decided to hang it in her cubicle at work. I entered its sister quilt, Blue Christmas, in the Fair and won 3rd place!

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 24"

Green Mountain Peak Quilted Necklace Green Mountain Peak Quilted Necklace
By: For Quilts Sake – Pam Geisel,
Ohio, USA

This is truly a miniature quilt. The fabric pendant features the Mountain Peak quilt square and is hand quilted. The cords is beaded with glass beads and hangs 13.5″.

Quilt size: width: 1.5" height: 1.5"

Green Stars Green Stars
By: marianne snijders,

Green is my colour and stars are my beloved quiltpattern. And I love to make my quilts by hand and also handquiltingans used in each block a different quiltmotif.

Quilt size: width: 62" height: 72"

Kelly's Shamrocks Kelly’s Shamrocks
By: Rebecca Burch,
Wisconsin, USA

My husband’s boss was expecting a baby in March. I found this darling shamrock fabric so I made a baby quilt (“Single Irish Chain”) from it. I hand quilted shamrocks in the plain squares. As it happened, the baby was a little girl (Kelly) born on St. Patrick’s Day! So this was perfect for her!

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 45"

Lucky Four Patch Lucky Four Patch
By: aggiequilter,
Texas, USA

This is a disappearing four patch quilt that I made for my 5 year old nephew who’s favorite color is green. It was just my second quilt and gave me the most trouble of the 5 I have completed thus far…but it was worth every minute when I see pictures of my nephew with it.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 60"

Simple Pleasures Simple Pleasures
By: Yvonne Bamlett,
Alberta, Canada

This green runner has the little leprechans dancing their jigs and guarding the gold! The two green tones are set of perfectly with the muted black. Very cute for decorating and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Good Luck to You All!

Quilt size: width: 13" height: 36"

St Patrick's Luck St Patrick’s Luck
By: Susan Arnold,
California, USA

I wanted a St Patrick’s wall hanging but DID NOT want to buy themed fabric. So, I went through my greens, and designed this with EQ7. Love how it turned out!

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 38"

St Patricks Day (O'faigh) St Patricks Day (O’faigh)
By: O’faigh,

The theme for our 12in Mini Club was to make for a secret partner a mini quilt for St Patrick’s Day.I was stumped with inspiration for the theme. In my stash I had a small felt shamrock brooch, some suffolk puffs made in irish themed fabric. I machine quilted the background and formed a wreath.

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 12"

St. Patrick's Day ( Carrie P.) St. Patrick’s Day ( Carrie P.)
By: Carrie P.,
North Carolina, USA

My mini quilt was made from an embroidery design by Kathy Schmitz. I used a block design from Quiltmaker 100 blocks magazine. The block design is by Felicity Miller.

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 12"

Sweet Peas Sweet Peas
By: Vickie Clontz,
North Carolina, USA

Our summer garden inspired me to wet-felt these little green peas wrapped in silk chiffon pods with pink silk ribbon bonnets atop hand-painted wood bead heads. The vines are wet-felted and swirl around batik leaves, all of which are stitched to a summer sky-blue batik background.

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 18"

To the Pot of Gold To the Pot of Gold
By: Sally Manke, Fiber Artist,
Michigan, USA

Thousands of pieces batik fabric are confetti cut then “painted” on quilt backing and batting. Fussy cut flowers and grass are added before covering quilt with tulle. Machine quilting w/invisible thread is completed then accented w/additional machine quilting. Bound with double fold batik fabric.

Quilt size: width: 35" height: 51"

We're All Irish on St. Patrick's Day We’re All Irish on St. Patrick’s Day
By: Kaaren Biggs,
Ontario, Canada

Part of the Party With Patrick (Lose) series at our local quilt shop – I hang it on the 1st of March and it stays up for the whole month!

Quilt size: width: 15" height: 15"

Wheelchair Quilt Wheelchair Quilt
By: Penny,
North Carolina, USA

I made this quilt for a hunter/fisherman/all around outdoorsman who was recently in a car accident and is now paralyzed and in a wheelchair.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 39"

Green Love (St. Patrick’s Day)

123 thoughts on “Green Love (St. Patrick’s Day)

  • March 17, 2013 at 11:04 am

    For back-basting needle-turn applique, I am super comfortable with some Roxanne applique needles I bought. Plus they have the cutest shell-capped tube container. What’s not to love? ;D

  • March 17, 2013 at 11:20 am

    I always use embroidery needles for all hand work as they are easy to quickly thread.

  • March 17, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Well I have to admit I just use whatever needle I can find when I need to do some hand stitching. Thanks for the fun.

  • March 17, 2013 at 11:31 am

    My favorite at the moment (and I change my mind all the time!) are the big eye John James needles.

  • March 17, 2013 at 11:33 am

    mostly I use whatever needle I have on hand, but for applique I only use John James Straw needles.

  • March 17, 2013 at 11:44 am

    I am not familiar enough with different needles to have a favorite! I buy name brands, but don’t know the difference between them!

  • March 17, 2013 at 11:44 am

    I also use John James needles for the small about of hand work I have done.

  • March 17, 2013 at 11:45 am

    I use a needle that has a big eye. The eyes are not what they use to be.

  • March 17, 2013 at 11:47 am

    I haven’t hand stitched yet other than small crafts. I just grab a needle from the case. I will need to learn about hand sewing needle when I start my EPP hexagon project very soon.

  • March 17, 2013 at 11:55 am

    I have always been partial to the Peacemaker betweens (size 10 or 12) for hand quilting and the Dritz or Peacemakers for embroidery work as well.

  • March 17, 2013 at 11:56 am

    I use the needles I can readily buy– but I’m not that satisfied with them, so I plan on reading All the suggestions here!

  • March 17, 2013 at 11:57 am

    I like a #10 between needle.

  • March 17, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    I love John James needles, in whatever size needed for the project at hand.

  • March 17, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    I use whatever is in my needle case, usually it is embroidery needles, they are not so sharp and easy to thread.

  • March 17, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    So many gorgeous green quilts. All of them are lovely. I use only “Foxglove Cottage ” needles. Mainly the Red-work Embroidery style. They wonderfully thin, including the eye of the needles, but the eye will easily accommodate three strands of floss when needed. I use size 9 and 10 because they are longer but still sleek enough to glide easily through the fabric and easy for me to keep hold of even though I don’t have any feeling in the tips of my fingers. OH, and the price is right too. They have a large variety of needles including ‘betweens’ and other quilting and embroidery specialty needles including sample packs with variety of sizes. Thanks for a chance in this giveaway!

  • March 17, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    I’m another one who uses whatever needle is handy at the time. I do dearly love “cheater” needles for burying threads after quilting.

  • March 17, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    I like Milliners type needles for applique – John James and Richard Hemming are two good brands, also Jeanna Kimball straw needles.

  • March 17, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    I have some John James needles that I like. But mostly I just grab whatever’s nearby. I do like needles with extra large eyes since threading the needle is hard with my over-40 vision!

  • March 17, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    I like to use Crewel needles because it is easier to thread the long eyes. I sew with thin needles, usually size 9.

  • March 17, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    I do not normally hand stitch so when I have too its the first one I find and it will work. I prefer machine stitching every thing.

  • March 17, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    I use an embroidery needle for all handwork because it is sew easy to thread. I have become spoiled by the automatic threader on my new Janome!

  • March 17, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    for all kinds of hand stitching my favorite needle is a #9 Straw needle by Jeanna Kimball, it just glides through everything!

  • March 17, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    I don’t do enough hand stitching to have a favorite brand. The type I use most is a large eye, smaller embroidery needle.

  • March 17, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    When I’m doing hand work, I mostly use John James brand needles. I use their sharps and milliners for my hand applique.

  • March 17, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    ik gebruik john james naalden
    nice give away

  • March 17, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    As i use a needle threader can use a finer needle and prefer gold eye varieties :)

  • March 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    I use the peacemakers needles and sometimes John James, but the peacemaker needles are favorite.

  • March 17, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    I use John James needles…large eyes also. I am pretty fussy when it comes to hand sewing needles…I don’t want them to bend and I have to have the large eyes. I also prefer the gold eye.

  • March 17, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    My favorite needles are for count cross stitch.

  • March 17, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I admit to just using whichever one out of the pincushion that feels right for my thread/project.

  • March 17, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I like a Bohin size 10 between for quilting and English paper piecing.

  • March 17, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    I have used Roxanne size 11 quilting needles for years but lately I even bend and break those. I take very small stitches and use the rocking method so they bend or break very easily. I just finished a quilt and broke two and bent at least five. I wish I could find an indestructible needle.

  • March 17, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Very nice selection.

  • March 17, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    I love John James straw needles for all my applique. For embroidery I use Bohin #7. Thanks for this give away from Judy C in NC

  • March 17, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    I have so many needles around and in pincushions that I just pick up whatever is there, however for sewing in tail when I long-arm quilt I use Clover Self Threading Needles (assorted) and I have bought a pack of Straw Needles Size 11, as I have a few friends who use and recommend them. Time to break open the pack.

  • March 17, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I use whatever is handy, but want to try both Roxanbe’s and John James as it is difficult to find needles the are both sharp and thread-able (with a big eye). Thanks for the giveaway!

  • March 17, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    I use whatever needles I have in my sewing/quilting supplies. So many here said they use John James needles. I’m going to have to buy some and see if there is a big difference because I’m starting my hexie project in April, so anything that will make the job easier would be great.

  • March 17, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Beautiful array of quilt for St Patrick’s day :) And I love the giveaway :)

  • March 17, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    I am not sure of the brand and size. I have had them for a long time . I got them from a heirloom sewing shop for smocking and embroidery. But They are very sharp and work great.

  • March 17, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    I have an especially fine and rather long needle for sewing by hand, English paperpiecing mostly. It is no. 11, I purchased it years ago, and do not remember where :) lol
    Love the quilts, always so inspiring!
    Inge C

  • March 17, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    some really great quilts to celebrate St. Paddy’s day. I voted.

  • March 17, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    When it comes to hand sewing, there is not a particular brand. I have always used the ones that come in a wheel so much easier to get the needles out of it and to keep in with threads on them. The finer needles in the package of course. I have just started.

  • March 17, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    I love straw needles for appliqué. I would love to try Roxanne needles. The black gold needles are also great! Thank you for the chance!

  • March 17, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    John James. I’m currently using a size 7 sharp. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • March 17, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    I use Dritz sharps for hand applique and betweens for hand quilting. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

  • March 17, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    I actually haven’t done hand quilting…so I’m always open for suggestions on what to try if/when I decide to try!

  • March 17, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    I actually haven’t done hand quilting…so I’m always open for suggestions on what to try if/when I decide to try!

  • March 17, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    John james, betweens. They are short & stiff & dont bend

  • March 17, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    I always use Jeana Kimball’s Foxglove Cottage Embroidery/Redwork Size 9. Use them for joining hexies, applique, and handstitching the binding. I don’t hand quilt, I FMQ.

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