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AGF All Things Mini- St. Patrick's Day Inspired Sewing

Hi Everyone,

Who  has something fun planned for St. Patrick’s day? Holidays are my favorite thing to sew for which is why of course my mini of the month for March had to be St. Patrick’s Day inspired! I knew right away I wanted to use the perfectly curated “Winter Wheat” and “Emerald Stone” Color Master Boxes. The Color Master Boxes are perfect for easy and quick sewing projects. If you need a certain color to add to your stash the Color Master Boxes make it so easy with 12 different color groups to choose from.  I picked my favorite prints from both bundles to create the “Lucky Emerald” mini! I used the Quilt As You Go method which made the process go so much faster. I wanted to incorporate as many different green and ivory prints as possible to create yummy texture and a appealing scrappy look. To get into the festive spirit follow the tutorial below to make a “Lucky Emerald” mini of your own! Check out the end of the blog post for more All Things Mini sewing tutorials.



Fabrics Used: 

Fabric A- PRS-215- Cottagely Posy
Fabric B-BOU-8049- Wallpaper Flesh
Fabric C-GRD-79902- Moment In Time Light
Fabric D-WND-2534- Diamond Flush Gold
Fabric E-CHP-40208-Let’s Chalk Green
Fabric F- PRS-214- Steeping Awakening
Fabric G -CST-3202- Psychedelia Peridot
Fabric H-GSS-7244- Mesh Calm
Binding-CHP-40208-Let’s Chalk Green
Backing- MW-80020- Summer Grove By Night


Cutting Directions: 

 Six (6) 1 1/2" x 17" strips from Fabric A,B,C,D,E,F,G,and H

Four (4) 8 1/2" squares of batting

One (1) 20" square of batting 

Download the four leaf clover temple here. Cut out four hearts and tape together with the points touching and slightly overlapping. 


Creating your String Blocks 

We are going to be sewing our strips onto our 8 1/2" square batting pieces. Draw a diagonal line with a fabric marking pen on your 8 1/2" batting  pieces. Then draw another line 1/4" away from the line. Place your first green strip pretty side facing up lining up the edge of the fabric to the second line you drew. Then place a ivory strip on top of your strip so right sides of the fabric touch. Make sure strips are hanging off  evenly on both sides of your 8 1/2" piece of batting. Pin strips and batting together and sew your strips at 1/4" Line your presser foot up with the edge of the fabric. 

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Press your white strip open and place a green strip on top right sides together and sew at 1/4".

IMage 2Repeat this process alternating strips until you get to the corner of your square. Repeat this process to cover your whole 8 1/2" square batting with strips. Use your 8 1/2" batting as a template to trim all the excess strips. 

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Trim your block to 8 1/2". Repeat this process with your remaining green and ivory strips to create four blocks. 

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Place your blocks with the green tips facing in to the center. Sew your blocks together to create a four patch block! 

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To make my mini more festive I wanted to add a four leaf clover detail to the center.  I placed a extra piece of batting in between my backing and mini top to help the four leaf clever quilting details stand out.  Once I taped together my hearts to form a four leaf clover I placed the template in the center of the mini and traced it with a fabric marking pen. 

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I quilted meandering swirls inside the four leaf clover and finished it off with some hand stitching to outline the design.



What are some of your St. Patrick Day makes? Share with me in the comments. 

 For more mini sewing  check out some of my previous mini projects. :)

SunSet Rays Mini

Nature Lover Mini

 Wood Trails Mini

Rustic Crossroads Mini

Let it Snow Mini

Water Ripple Mini

 From the Heart Mini


Hope you have a great St. Patrick's day! 

Happy Sewing,