A View of My Quilt Life

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

We've been celebrating since Saturday and will finally wind down today!

There's not a drop of Irish blood in me, though in the 3rd century a Celtic tribe known as the Boii settled Czech lands and gave the country its  - Bohemia.  So technically, there could be some ancient Irish blood in there somewhere.  Wil has German/English/Irish/Scottish heritage.  

Yesterday, I made the traditional American St. Pat's meal of Corned Beef and Vegetables (instead of Cabbage).  

Funny story there - it has only taken eleventy-twelve years for Wil to try my Corned Beef.  Very strange, as he eats almost everything I cook (chili is the only definite NO).  Come to find out that the only place he had previously had Corned Beef was in the Army.  I'm not knocking Army cooks - my uncle was one - but I seriously doubt they make it quite the same way I do.  

I didn't get any stitching in on Saturday but I made up for it yesterday.  

Having decided to change the third row of the Daring Downton Debacle quilt to the Castle in the Air block, it was time to get busy.  Lots and lots of HSTs to cut in many different colors.  Here I have 3 blocks done and two laid out ready to stitch together.

All the blocks done but not joined.

The third row completed!

And all three rows hanging in order on the design wall.  

The two rows on the left need a good pressing but I'm liking the way it's coming together.  The new row needs to have applique added to it - not sure what yet.  It will be in the 5 middle cream squares.

We are also celebrating some special birthdays here - Ziggy & Zappa are 3 years old!  They liked my Corned Beef, too and the generous amounts of fresh dried catnip sprinkled on toys.   

Hope you all had a great weekend!


  1. Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit La ale-lah pwad-rig son-ah ditch

    Happy Saint Patrick's Day from your very Irish friend! Happiest Birthdays to the kitties.

  2. Your Downton quilt is looking really good. How many rows will there be all together? Happy birthday to the felines!