Shamrock Table Runner Nick of Time Finish

When we selected our March One Monthly Goal earlier this month, I knew full well that it was going to be a quick and easy project. Maybe I tilted the table in our favor a bit, no doubt about it. But this Shamrock table runner was really fun to make as well. Here are all the details and a view of it now resting on Sissy’s table looking quite festive.

Shamrock In The Beginning

When going about making a shamrock table runner, or one suitable for St. Patrick’s Day, it isn’t hard to imagine which direction to go. Sue pulled some pretty green fabric of which we have plenty of, and low and behold, we have a shamrock print as well!

Some tracing of the appliqué pieces was finished rather quickly along with approval from Sissy. Any clip art image of a shamrock will work – make it the size you wish. Would she be happy with the alternating directions and placement of the shamrocks?! Yes she is.

Shamrock Buttonholing

Appliqué or buttonholing has become one of my favorite past time lately. Good thing, I would add, because we have done a lot of it recently. Raw-edge appliqué is the technique I chose for this runner and we didn’t use any interfacing either. While interfacing works well for adhering the design in place, I just don’t care for how stiff it makes the final piece.

Did you ever notice that the leaf of a shamrock looks like a heart?! Once the buttonholing was completed it was time to layer it up.

Shamrock Quilting Finish & Wish

A simple straight-line quilting design was chosen mostly for expediency. It was time to put the Valentine’s Day runner away, after all.

The shamrock table runner is resting in its final home destination. We’ll be linking up later with Patty and her end-of-month linky party for One Monthly Goal. I’ll also join the fun at Sandra’s mmmQuilts linky party for last-minute DrEAMi projects.

Neither Sue or I are Irish, but everyone is a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, right?! My dad would have been 110 years-old today. HB Dad – I miss you.

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17 Responses

  1. Sandra says:

    That is just so sweet, and how perfect is that teensy shamrock fabric?! I love how you quilted it too. Thank you for linking up your DrEAMi! (and reminding me to check on my OMG, no clue what I said I’d do…lol.

  2. Patty says:

    How fun! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

  3. Frédérique says:

    Lovely table runner! This background fabric is such fun and pretty, and your shamrocks are perfect! Well done!

  4. Deb A says:

    Great table runner.

  5. plstockwell says:

    Nice finish on the table runner. #sigh. I am always too complicated to finish in a timely manner. But I am slowly building my stash of table runners, placemats, mug rugs, napkins, potholders. I went from January to May table settings LOL!

  6. You and Sue pulled that one together really quickly. What a great finish for St. Patty’s Day. Yeah for the on time finish!

  7. What a great day for your Dad’s birthday Roseanne. My ex fil would have been 113 on St Paddy’s Day. It always made it easy for me to remember his day. Love the Shamrock Runner. It is a sweet finish.

  8. And it was finished! I love it all – so festive – and now I am remembering I forgot to put mine out…that is the way its going these days. Is the shamrock wool?

  9. Susan says:

    Very festive and just in time!

  10. quiltinggail says:

    I don’t think you could have picked out more perfect fabric! And I thought that before I saw a closeup of the shamrock print!!! That makes it even MORE perfect! I love your table runner!


    Can never forget the birthdays. Beautiful table topper and great finish. Congratulations on meeting your goal.

  12. chrisknits says:

    Wow, It’s my Dad’s birthday, he’s 90 today! Happy Heavenly BDay to your Dad! And I love the runner, it’s perfect!!! Hmm, I might have to make one for next year.

  13. Karla says:

    Cute table runner! Love the swirly tails on your shamrocks!

  14. That is one of the cutest St. Patty’s Day runners I’ve seen! I love the whole thing – and of course, I love the straight line quilting! Happy Birthday to your poppa!

  15. That is so cute, Roseanne, and a perfectly timed finish! When buttonhole stitching down an applique piece, I have a hard time making those turns, like where the narrow part of the heart shape in your shamrocks is. Any tips?

  16. Brenda @ Songbird Designs says:

    That is so cute!! I love shamrocks and yes, I have noticed each petal is heart-shaped! Great job on your OMG finish. Now Sissy’s table will be quite festive! What are you making her for Easter? Happy birthday to your Dad. Mine would have been 109 this past January. They may be gone but never forgotten. Happy St. Patty’s Day, Roseanne and Sue!

  17. Laura says:

    Happy birthday to Dad! 🙂

    The table runner turned out great! You are braver than I am…applique without a stabilizer…Wow!

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