~ For more free patterns see our Free Patterns Page ~Did you know that St. Patrick's Day is the most widely celebrated saints day in the world? Many countries celebrate St. Patrick's Day with parades, green attire, green food and - occasionally - green beer. Here are some free quilt patterns for shamrocks, Irish chain wall hangings and quilts and Celtic designs.
Ireland Quilt by Laura Roberts for McCalls Quilting (read about the project at this post)
Luck of the Irish table topper by Ribbon Candy Quilt Company as seen at Moda Bakeshop
Shamrock Applique by Kimara at Wee Folk Art
Shamrock Wall Hanging, embellished with gold coin charms, at Better Homes and Gardens
Paper pieced St. Patrick's Shamrock by Jennifer Ofenstein at Sew Hooked
St. Patrick's Surprise quilt by Beth Lancaster at Moonlight Quilts
St. Patrick’s Shamrock Banner at Totally Stitchin' by Babylock
Leprechaun's Hat Mini Quilt by Lyn Brown
Celtic Knots: Here are some designs that can be constructed with quick, fusible bias tape (for sources see Quilter's Fancy and Clover and the article How to Make Celtic Bias Tape Designs). These have free downloadable motifs.
Above, Row 1: Hair of Neptune by Lies Bos-Varkevisser at Lies Bos Quilts. Row 2: Free Celtic Knot Patterns at Marcel's Kids Crafts; Free Celtic Knot Cross at Ireland Fun. Row 3: Rectangular Celtic Knot and Celtic Knot in Square at Wikimedia Commons. Also, shown below, is a beautiful pieced endless knot made by Brooke Johnsen at Pitter Putter Stitch; it is based on the free Interlocking Seasons Quilt Block Tutorial at The Parfait Cafe.
Last but not least, we like the classic Irish Chain, Irish Plaid or Pinwheel Quilts shown below:
Above, Row 1: Double Irish Chain, see the pattern by Penny Halgren at How To Quilt (she also has an Irish Chain Video Tutorial; Single Irish Chain by Sharon Hultgren at Simplicity. Row 2: Green Pinwheels, free pattern by Cori Derksen and Myra Harder for All People Quilt; Irish Plaid, free block pattern by Marcia Hohn at Quilters Cache.
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