Saturday, March 10, 2018

A Stitch in Time–Challenge 5 of Project QUILTING Season 9

My mom always told her 8 kids (I'm #7), that we were "a wee bit Irish",
so that was enough to say we could officially wear green on St. Patrick's Day and call ourselves "Irish" at least for a day. 

In a way, I think that was also permission for me to enjoy green beer in my college days. 
Yes, I had my share.šŸŗ

Last year, my husband and I had our DNA tested and mom was right!
My results came back that I was a whopping 6% Irish and
my husband is 4%! A wee bit Irish, indeed!

Knowing that, it was "about time" we had ourselves a wee bit of green shamrocks to decorate our home with.
Catching on to me method of thinking, are ye?
Anyone with a smidgeon of Irish blood needs at least one green shamrock-y table topper! ☘

And so it had to happen.

I had pinned this table topper and now was the time to make it! It is a freebie from Canoe Ridge Creations....thank you!
It really is a simple project and I finished it in 2 short afternoons.

I was enjoying my make so much that I didn't take too many pics early on. Gasp!

This is my first photo before I had the top and bottom borders on.

Above, straight lined quilting was the go-to choice today. 

 So many decisions!!! Which binding would look best?

I hope you chose the sparkly shamrock binding!!

Never mind those Mardi Gras beads. I am only 6% Irish, after all.

This wee little guy fits perfectly on the side table near my chair. I really love it!
It truly was time to have some green in our home. 
A stitch in time, indeed!

Made in my home in Dubuque, Iowa
Made with 3 layers: fabric top and bottom with batting
Measures: 15.5" x 15.5" square

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  1. Hi Kathy,
    I love your little shamrock for you wee little Irish folks. I don't think I have an ounce of Irish in me, but you never know. I should have that DNA test to find out for sure. ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. What a cute table topper, and as you say, just in time for St. Patrick's Day! That's a nice way to celebrate your new found genealogy knowledge. I'm Irish too and I'm really loving this. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  3. Super cute topper!!! Love the shamrock binding!

  4. I am not even a wee bit Irish, but I would love to get my DNA tested. I bet there would be some stuff in the mix that I never expected. Love the topper. So pretty, green is great color any time of the year!