My mother-in-law is half Irish and seems to like that side of her lineage a lot, as I see in her home that she has Irish stuff here and there.  My father-in-law has some Irish in his line as well (he is much more of a mutt).  I had asked them over a year ago which colors they liked and he had stated he didn’t like blue. I planned their quilt nearly a year ago and had a hard time deciding what to do.

I opened up this 80s quilt book I had and saw a not-that-great photo (it was so dark) of a quilt with this pattern in it. I decided to jazz it up a little in a more modern way and make it.  The pattern had a few flaws that I had to work with as well.  I began my fabric shopping in early December and had planned on having it done by the very end of the year.  Little did I know that this quilt would take me three months long to create!  It has 3,392 pieces sewn together on the top part alone.  Each block had 53 pieces sewn into it (64 blocks total).  I have never had to do so much for a quilt as each block took me 30 minutes to complete.  As usual, I was nervous this quilt wouldn’t be liked, but it was!  All that work was worth the effort in the end.  This was the last quilt planned for family members! Yey!Celticquilt1thumb

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  1. I am still amazed by your talents of quilting! I love the mix of different patterns in this one, they all come together so nicely! You always make me want to do crafty things, I haven’t done anything really crafty in awhile. I am slowly working on weeding out things that I do not need. I don’t thing that I will ever be a minimalist, but, I am working on giving away things to people who will actually use them, or need them 🙂

    • I am sure you will have a chance when you are ready to do some crafty things. You seem to be good at cooking. Do you get a chance to do that anymore? It is hard to decide to get rid of things on a regular basis or to live with little. It is nice that you have been able to give things to people when you realize how little you may need something yourself. Every week I find something I don’t need which is crazy since I have gotten rid of so many things this year! Thanks for the compliments and I am glad that you comment (not many people do).


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About Victoria / Justice Pirate

Victoria. Anabaptist, Wife of Rob, Mom of two boys, minimalist, quilt maker, Resources Adviser/Social Media Manager for anti-human trafficking awareness organization Justice Network (


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