Hello all, Mary Ellen here.
Apologies to all you Irish purists out there. I know those aren’t the right words but I hope you’ll allow me a bit of license.
Are you switching out your hearts and flowers and reds and pinks to greens today (or soon anyway)? I have only a few quilted pieces for St. Patrick’s Day and am thinking I should put together one or two small toppers for the special day. Here’s a link to some ideas, in case you have a similar dilemma. Click here. I think I’m going to round up some green scraps and try out that shamrock with four patch leaves. It should be quick and easy.
What’s your favorite technique for 4 patches? When I only need a few, and I want them to be scrappy, I like to use the two from two technique I learned from Billie Lauder at a seminar of ours a few years ago. It’s easy to get a scrappy look without having to cut so many individual assorted squares. Click here for a quick explanation of this easy technique. It’s not written by Billie, but it’s her technique clearly explained. click here.
As I’m sitting here typing, I’m listening to the drip of a leak coming from some of the ice dams across my back roof. Anybody else having those issues? I guess I’ll be back out on the flat roof of the addition tomorrow whacking away at the gutters to see what I can knock loose. Oh the joys of home ownership!
Thanks so much for posting this. It’s a great idea and is giving me some ideas about what to do with those cute charm packs that I bought, but haven’t done anything with.