County Claire


1 Day

Tue, 6th August, 2019

10:00am - 4:00pm

County Claire is a quilt I made and named after a lovely lady I know called Claire and it is also a reference to my Grandmother who was born in County Clare in Ireland. It is hand pieced and the alternate Shamrock block is hand appliquéd. I have quilted it in green, of course, Perle 8 DMC thread and tied it where the blocks meet. It is a single bed size quilt but could be made larger.

Student requirements:

  • 1.25cm of background fabric for shamrock
  • Assorted fabrics (up to 3m in total approximately),
    • Fat 16ths, fat quarters or smaller scraps
  • You will need reds, blues, pinks, a little yellow and black and grey
  • For the shamrock blocks, you will need small amounts of
  • Greens, fat quarters or fat 16ths.
  • 80cm of fabric for border, cut @ 3 ½” wide x 7
  • 50cm blue stripe binding
  • Backing and batting to fit
  • Acrylic templates will be available for purchase
  • Quilted and tied in Green Perle 8 thread