Saturday, March 1, 2014
March is supposed to be coming in "like a lion". We were supposed to have high winds and a lot of rain. I've only seen a little bit of rain, so it's a pretty tame lion so far!
I like to put up different quilts and small decorations on the first of each month, so here we go! This is my little wool banner for March and below is a small piece I made using a Patrick Lose pattern.
These quilts made me think of Ireland! We have been there twice now and I can hardly wait to go again! They have an International Quilt Festival in Galway there each year now in June. I was lucky enough to go to the first one :) I think this year is the third.
I also like the story about St. Patrick and the snakes. Wikipedia says the absence of snakes in Ireland gave rise to the legend that St. Patrick banished them from Ireland by chasing them all into the sea after they attacked him during a 40 day fast he was undertaking on top of a hill. The book "Ireland" goes into greater detail about this legend and says that he banished them all to England! Wikipedia states that all evidence suggests that post glacial Ireland never had snakes. "At no time has there ever been any suggestion of snakes in Ireland, so there was nothing for St. Patrick to banish" says naturalist Nigel Monaghan, keeper of natural history at the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin.
I made this daffodil quilt in 2006. Since daffodils are the first flowers to pop out in Spring, it's a great quilt to hang in March. It is all paper pieced and machine quilted.
Maybe it's time to "Spring Clean" my sewing room and dig into some "new" old projects! Have a fun day.