We typically don’t’ decorate for St. Paddy’s Day,
the only “Irish” I have in me is that my Dad and his brother Leonard graduated from Notre Dame.
My Dad loved anything to do with Notre Dame, and my memories are filled with
attending Notre Dame basketball and the Fighting Irish.
Oh, how he loved to go, and dragged us along with him, until we caught the spirit!
At my Dad’s funeral we had Fighting Irish Flags all over!
but this year I thought I’d make
a wee bit of a small corner Irish!!!
You know how much I love to make pillows, so that was first up on the list.
I fell in love with this Hancock Fabric, and waited a whole week until it went on sale!
My pillow is a 16″ square, and I cut out 7 circles (only seeing 6) from the fabric…
The circles measured 11 1/2″, 9 1/2″, 7 1/2″, 5 3/4″, 4 1/4″, 3 1/4″, 2″.
I started sewing the wrong side of circles to the right side of my outer pillow. Every now and then I’d do a little tuck to give the fabric some character.
For the the 3 largest circles, the sewing line was 1 1/2″ in from the edge, the next 2 where sewn 1″ in, and 2 smallest about 1/2″ in from edge.
All 7 layers sewn down, I then I finished the pillow.
Using the same material above…
and a Dollar Tree tie I pulled together a quick banner.
The banner part was cut out of the fabric, I then cut out “clover” from the tie, and topped it with a gold button (in honor of the fighting Irish)
Next- I’ll have you know – I did my first subway art project! I used free a template from Maided D’Shade that she shared with us at Linky party #19.
Pulled everything together and here’s our Wee Bit of Irish!
some closeups of the pillow..
and the Irish subway art…
love pictures, don’t you..
Have you been doing any St. Paddy’s Day projects?