Thursday, July 07, 2011

Irish Influence

Block #27 of Barbara Brackman's Civil War Quilts.  It's called Irish Chain.  I kept to green.  Also I would like to incorporate plaids into future blocks.

 In keeping to the Irish theme, I bought a tin whistle over at eBay.  It's a Clarke's Sweetone in D.  I've been reading about inherent manufacturing faults in tin whistles.  So I decided to get a 'tweaked' tin whistle by Jerry Freeman no less!  It's sounding really nice and I am following online tutorials by Fr Ryan Duns.  So I think I am set up for some daily practice.

 Friendship Star quilt, coming along albeit slowly ...

 Added 2 more blocks to this long time WIP.


  1. Slow and steady wins the race. You have to lovely projects in the making.......

  2. love your civil war blocks . . . i'm a big fan of plaid in reproduction colored quilts too.

    a tin whistle? you have some hidden talents that we previously didn't know about~!


  3. I can't believe how much work you get done. You are one very focused sewer. Love your stars.
    Did you notice that yours and Merilyn's small blog photos were the same?
    A tin whistle? You have time for another hobby? Please share some with me!

  4. Anonymous12:33 pm

    So many things on the go ;-)

  5. Your blocks look great! When we moved here in 2003, my kids had a list of books to buy and had to buy a tin whistle, as well, for school. I wish they'd kept up with it but think they can still play a few notes.