Top ‘o the morning to you! I missed Mardi Gras
and the Chinese New Year, but my Scots-Irish heritage wouldn
‘t let me skip St. Paddy’s Day without a quilled
project or two.
In the United States, St. Patrick’s Day has become a celebration of everything Irish — and what could be more Irish than shamrocks and a leprechaun’s pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? I combined these traditional Irish symbols into a fun quilling design sure to bring the luck of the Emerald Isle to all those who quill it or are lucky enough to receive it.
I dressed the quilling up with green glitter on the shamrocks and filled the pot with flat-back crystals for the gold. A piece of variegated ribbon stapled in place finishes the tag.
You’ll find the free quilling pattern for this lucky design, along with instructions for creating the tag and the card I put it on, in the next newsletter. So, if you haven’t already subscribed to “The Art of Quilling News,” be sure to sign up today. (You’ll find the enrollment form in the upper right-hand corner.)
I leave you with this traditional Irish blessing:
For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way-
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.
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