Straight Up Shamrock Block

I am home from my quilting cruise and I have SO much to tell, but today I want to share a FREE pattern for St. Patrick’s Day! With a last name like “Collins” and two Irish Water Spaniels in the house, we love this holiday.

Straight Up Shamrocks is hanging in my front hallway to celebrate.

I wanted to figure out if I could make a shamrock without any curves. I don’t mind curves but lots of people find them intimidating. This is what I came up with and I think it is pretty cute. I quilted it on my Brother Innovis VQ2400 using a Celtic Knot as the inspiration.

I used my Accuquilt 9″ Qube to cut the pieces, but in my instructions it gives you dimensions so anyone can make this. If you DO make it, please post the photos with #StraightUpShamrock so that I get to see it!

Enjoy your free pattern!

4 thoughts on “Straight Up Shamrock Block

  1. I really like this block, Kaye! I’m having trouble making it as written, though. Is it possible the cutting instructions are mixed up? They have me using the darker fabric for both the stem and the sides of the stem. Also, the two light half-rectangle triangles are the same, so they don’t come out opposite when pieced to the dark squares. Any help you can provide will be very much appreciated!

What are your thoughts?

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