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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Have any of you heard about Bloglovin?  Google reader will be disappearing in I think July of this year, so if you tend to read all your blogs in one spot, you may want to check out Bloglovin.  I was entering a giveaway to win aurifil thread (who wouldn't want aurifil thread) and one way to enter was by following the blog on Bloglovin.

I'm wondering now if there are other options as well?  Have any of you discovered other ways to read your favorite blogs?

I need to enter some text in my blog in order to have my blog connected, so here I go. I hope I'm doing this right.
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Not to late for a bit 'o green

Seven Lucky Shamrocks Block
I am trying to think of a new name for my blog.  I figure since it has been so long in between posts, it is almost like I am beginning again.  I want something a little more concise and inclusive of the variety of arts that I attempt.  If anyone has any suggestions let me know.
Celtic Twist Block
Fairies and Flower Petals Block
40 Shades of Green
Treasures from Ireland Block

Fairy Ring Block
Lucky Clover Block
I'm working on a St Patrick's Day quilt.  I have no holiday quilts at all!  Actually, I only have one or two homemade quilts.  I decided I need to change this lack of comforting color.  I'm thinking I will make a quilt for every other holiday this year. So an Easter quilt will be made in 2014.
Irish Cross Block
Connemara Flower Block

I'm combining two different designs.  McCalls gave some free patterns for Irish blocks on their website.  These were designed by Laura Roberts.  They are almost finished, I still need to edge stitch a couple of the designs and cut them all to 12.5".

I Left My Heart in Ireland Block
Celtic Knot Block
In the center of my quilt I have a design on point.  It is a Georgia Bonesteel pattern.  The person who helped me learn how to do this technique called it "over and under".  I thought it fit with the Irish design.

Here are all the pieces laid out on my floor in the arrangement I would like to make.  I just need to figure out the right size for the background fabric.  I'm planning to use black with kelly green stitching.  White was the obvious choice but decided to try something a little more dramatic this time. I think it's time to dust off my EQ program and see if it will help me put my quilt together.  Any tips appreciated, this is new for me.

Have a creative day