Have you made any of my shamrock blocks yet? I have, of course--and I've made more! Remember the project I was working on when we last "talked"? Here it is, all grown up!
Now it measures just a little over 12" square, so it's a good size for the Wild Child's wire table stand--just as soon as I add a hanging sleeve to the back. I ended up cutting border fabric at 2" and then trimmed the whole thing down just a bit after I'd quilted it.
I also made myself a mug mat for my desk at work--Since this is the third one I've made this year, I'm beginning to see a trend; I just might keep this up all year! For this one, I added some small half square triangle "scraps" left over from making the Thimbleberries block the other day. And I just happened to have some leftover binding that matched the shamrock.
The real reason I feel lucky, though, isn't because I've been playing with shamrocks. The reason I feel lucky is because I spent the day Saturday at my friend Imelda's house with four of my friends, sewing all day long, except when we took a break to go out for a late lunch of Chinese food.
Then I came home and sewed some more. Besides the little wallhanging and mug mat, I've made eight shamrock coasters; four were given to my friends on Saturday afternoon. AND I have the pieces cut to make several more shamrock blocks, so I'll probably play with shamrocks again tomorrow.
Only one more month until St. Patrick's Day!