First you saw this, way back in December of 2018. I had this idea in my head and with a stack of Alison Glass fat quarters from Andover, I decided to try it out.
That idea led to this mini quilt, named for a square in Dublin that is known for its doors:
At the center of the square is park, with interesting tributes to famous Irish poets and writers, so I had to include the bushes and trees.
Then I changed it up a bit, making it a rainbow of scrappy and leaving off the border.
And then this version emerged from my late-night tinkering around. Because of the (ahem) shoulder situation, I can’t quite quilt it yet, but I was able to sew it together. (I think this is my favorite.) I have since made three of these: one to send off for a sample for the Utah Valley Quilt Guild Workshop, another to head to the Valley of the Mist Quilt Guild, where I’ll be teaching it again in May, and one to hang around, just so I can look at it.
I worked with my new Affinity Publisher Beta software and wrote it up, and now it’s available for sale in my PayHip shop. Both versions are included — well, really, all three versions are included — if you go there, you can click on the little banner in the upper right corner and download a Preview, which includes a list of fabrics needed to make these.
Some of you may have seen this on Instagram today. I’ll be teaching this for the first time at a workshop with the Utah Valley Quilt Guild. I’m pretty excited about it.
You may have also seen this: I asked my Gridsters Bee Mates to make me up a slew of little houses, taken from this pattern. I want to make a lovely little quilt of houses:
I’ve had this idea floating around just as long as the others, and am looking forward to putting this together, too.
The pattern is $10.00, has 13 pages of colorful illustrations with clearly written directions. It is available for a PDF download, and you can have it immediately. I hope you have fun making this!
10 thoughts on “Merrion Square • A New OPQuilt Pattern”
This is such a cute pattern and the little houses are so sweet. It was such fun making them for the Gridster Bee this month.
I love that line of houses! They look like rainbow row in Charleston !
This is such a versatile pattern Elizabeth. Your three variations are all lovely! I’m wondering if it would possible to make it larger and put a different centre in? Or maybe add another round of houses on the outside? Lots to think about before I dive in!
Such cute sweet pattern.
Fun versions all around. You have an affinity for houses in the round as this is your second pattern with lovely little houses. I like the row houses too. Well done.
Your new pattern is so cute Great idea for a mini. HOpe all is well with you and that you are doing well.
Great job, As usual, I must say we expect nothing less.
You’re so talented, Elizabeth! And always full of surprises. I have no doubt this will be a popular pattern. The color you’ve used in it is just perfect – eye-catching!
lovely! I love these bright colors, and houses are always a personal favorite.
It’s nice that you made 2 versions. I especially like the one with the star in the middle 🙂