Shamrocks Make a Festive Runner
A Great Project for Leftover Green Fabrics!
Whether you’re Irish or not, shamrocks sprouting for St. Patrick’s Day mean spring is near. That’s all the more reason to celebrate with a fresh and festive shamrock table runner.
Dig into your stash and pull out the greens and some low-volume white prints for this charming beauty. Save a pretty green for the border.
Piece together 9-patch blocks for the shamrocks, add strips across two ends of each and cut the blocks into heart shapes. Fuse the hearts to the backgrounds in shamrock shapes, add the stems and stitch everything down with a blanket or zig zag stitch.
To speed construction, wait to do the outline stitching after layering up the runner. That way you’re quilting the shamrock blocks as you’re stitching down the edges. Clever, time-saving and you’ll have this project done before you know it.
The finished runner, from Joan Ford, is 15” x 49”.