It was a perfect, beautiful day, and after we came home from church, the boys went out to play in the backyard and the hubby and baby took a nap. I seized the moment and pulled out my machine, in spite of the fact that I could hear my Grandmother's voice in my head saying "Every stitch you stitch on Sunday, you'll have to pick out with your nose in heaven." She used to tell me that when I was a teenager and I'd call her on Sundays and tell her I was sewing.
After weighing my options, I decided to make a table topper. As I mentioned before, I got the shamrock pattern at my quilt guild, and after a little bit of online searching, I found the pattern. If you would like to make your own shamrock, HERE is the link to the pattern. After making the shamrock, I sewed on two inch borders, in a log cabin formation. I repeated the same fabrics used in the shamrock (minus, of course, the fabrics used in the piece I made at guild). Then I spray basted the front, batting, and backing together. I used a walking foot to outline the shamrock, and then I did straight lines at 3/8" intervals. I used some left over Riley Blake chevron to make the binding and I love how it turned out. I did a double fold mitered binding like in THIS tutorial.