In Memory of Ireland was meant as a snuggle/lap quilt. I made it for the wonderful couple (A & S G) who are naturalized citizens from Ireland and now own the wonderful motel I stay in annually on the coast of Maine.
Various green 8″ square (some even have shamrocks or Celtic knots) alternated with white 8″ squares. The interior three borders were done in the order of the Irish flag: green, orange, white. The borders were each 2.5″.
The outside border was cut 4″ wide and is a navy blue with a green Celtic knot design.
Machine quilted in a large stipple design by RLM. Self bound.
Finished size is 72″ x 72″.
They were so excited to receive an “American” quilt and say they will treasure it forever. I hope they use it and enjoy In Memory of Ireland.
Gift quilts don’t have to be complicated to make. They are easy to personalize by doing simple squares and adjusting the size or amount of squares to fit the need. Just use fabrics and colors that are personal to the recipients. They can be tied, machine or hand quilted based on the budget or desire.
Here are some other gift quilts that were fun and easy to make: