Friday, June 24, 2011

Challenge 58 - Celtic Quilts

Fast Friday Fabric Challenge #58 – Celtic Quilts Host Pam Clark

Top o’ the mornin’ to all of you. Put your Irish thinking caps on and choose any subject matter, but put an Irish spin on it. You can go with Celtic designs or Irish chains or create an Irish scene. You can finish your project off with a Celtic chain border, or use a Celtic design as the focal point, or you could include the Irish chain pattern as part of your quilt. Regretfully, I’m going to be late finishing my own challenge, since I will be out of town from June 18 – 27th and my sister from Portland will be spending the week of June 28-July 2 with me. I hope you all have fun with this topic. I know it’s not the month of March and St. Patrick’s day, but I’m an Irish descendent, and I know that there are lots of Irish symbols that can be integrated into your quilts somehow. Irish art and folklore offers a lot of springboards for ideas. If you Google Irish quilts or Irish art or Celtic Quilts, you will get lots of hits. Below are several links that might give you ideas. May the’ luck o’ the Irish’ be with you in this challenge. (This is a picture of Jaynette Huff’s “Mantle” using Celtic designs around the fire place and in the borders.

This quilt uses Celtic designs as space filler in the corners.

This quilt uses an Irish chain motif across the bottom as a space filler.

This quilt also uses Celtic designs as space fillers around the flower arrangement.

Irish chain quilt (look at the different samples) (vector motifs)

Celtic Alphabets

The link above is excellent. It lets you go page by page through several pages of Celtic designs.

(Be sure to page all the way down. There are numerous examples of Celtic designs.

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