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Saint Paddy Round 2

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Round 2

Welcome to Round 2 of the Saint Paddy Sew Along. For this round you will cut/piece strips for your inside border. Island Batik fabric does not have a 1/2″ selvage on both sides, I only had to cut my strips, no piecing. For this round I will not give cutting dimensions in the post, you will find them in the download.

Attaching borders

After cutting and/or piecing your inside border strips:

  1. Find and mark the center of each strip. I find it easier to fold your strip in half and press a seam.
  2. Match the strip center and the center of your medallion side. Pin or glue baste in place.
  3. Match strip ends to medallion corners. Pin or glue baste in place.
  4. Pin or glue baste between corners and centers and join using 1/4″ seam.

It is important to follow the steps above. Some fabrics have more stretch than others and we are attaching strips to stabilized blocks that have no stretch. We want our inside borders to be equally distributed across all four side of our medallion.

Round 2 download includes the middle and outside border instructions as well. Feel free to prepare them ahead of time and set aside.

Download

Round 2 download

Round 2 is available as a free download, grab yours before May 6th.

Saint Paddy Round 1 complete

The photo below is my round 1 finish, doesn’t it look blue? An example of what artificial lighting does to our fabric.

I spent 2 days, Saturday and Sunday piecing and joining the blocks. What do you think, have you found the blocks come together quickly?

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Did you know that green has nothing to do with St Patrick, he is shown in images wearing blue. The English designated blue as the color for Ireland and as a form of rebellion to the English Crown, the Irish chose the color green. They would wear green shamrocks and ribbons, or a green feather in their hats. The Irish immigrants brought the custom of wearing green on St Patrick’s Day with them to the United States.

Given this information, isn’t it interesting that I have a photo with blue shamrocks and one of green/teal? To the naked eye the fabrics are more green.

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island batik fabric, the grove, a quiltery, quiltery, aquitery, for the love of gesse, st paddy quilt, paper pieced quilt pattern,

Next release

Round 3 May 6th-Round 3-linky party and pattern release. This round will be quilt blocks, you may paper piece these blocks, or use traditional patchwork. Rotary cutting dimension are supplied along with the templates for paper piecing the blocks. Come back on May 13th to share your progress.

See More

Saint Paddy introduction.

Saint Paddy Round 1.

Linkup

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