Shamrocks & Rainbows – St. Patrick’s Day Sewing Projects

Are you short on St. Patrick’s Day decor? Well, you’re in luck (get it? 😉) today! I’ve got a bunch of Shamrock and Rainbow sewing projects and ideas for March! Everything from quilt blocks, to felt shamrocks, and rainbow quilts both big and small. Most of these are quick, low-effort projects you can finish fast. 

Even if you’re not looking to make anything right away, pin this image to find later. And just enjoy the eye candy and let these cheerful projects lift your spirits!

Rainbows and Shamrocks - Sewing Projects for St. Patrick's Day

Rainbow Sewing Projects

A Rainbow has lucky March connections, but definitely isn’t limited to March. These happy rainbow projects are a perfect pick-me-up anytime of the year. 

Rainbow applique mini quilt by Ameroonie Designs

Rainbow Mug Rug pattern by Ameroonie Designs

Amy Chappell of Ameroonie Designs is a queen of rainbow projects. Here are a few more from Amy:

Wool-felt Rainbow Pincushion - free pattern from Ameroonie Designs

Wool felt Rainbow Applique pin cushion – a free pattern tutorial from Ameroonie Designs

Free Applique Rainbow mini quilt pattern from Ameroonie Desigsn

Applique rainbow pattern – free printable pattern from Ameroonie Designs

Foundation Paper Pieced Rainbow Quilt Block by Quilty Pie

Foundation Paper Pieced Quilt Block by Quilty Pie

Scrappy pieced Rainbow Mini quilt by Center Street Designs

Scrappy pieced Rainbow Mini Quilt from Center Street Designs

Rainbow Remix Quilt tutorial by Allison Jensen of Woodbury Way

Rainbow Remix quilt and pillow tutorial from Woodberry Way

Rainbow Connection Scrap Quilt by Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter

Okay, these quilts aren’t a quick finish, but I couldn’t make a list of rainbow projects and not include them. This is my favorite scrap quilt pattern called Scrap Happy Rainbow Connection.

Sunshowers quilt pattern by Megan Collins

And here’s another fun one: this quilt pattern is called Sunshowers by Megan Collins

Lucky Rainbow and Pot of Gold quilt by Pen and Paper Patterns

And how is this for an adorable St. Patrick’s Day quilt – with a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?! This quilt pattern is called Lucky and it’s from Pen and Paper Patterns.

And if you’re short on time to sew before St. Patricks Day, but still want a little way to celebrate – Polkadot Chair has a cute St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow printable gift jar idea.

Shamrock Sewing Projects:

Gingham Shamrock zippy-pouches – would be a fun little treat bag or teacher gift

Felt Shamrock Pin (boutonniere)  – a simple and inexpensive St. Patrick’s Day accessory

Felt Shamrocks St. Patrick’s Wreath – tutorial from Flamingo Toes.

Maybe just a wee bit of hand stitching is all you need – this free Shamrock stitchery pattern is found here.

#lucky Shamrock mini quilt by April Rosenthal – I love the pop of green on the black gingham

Shamrock quilt block from Pat Sloan

Lucky Shamrock quilt block by the Sewing Loft

Heather from the Sewing Loft has a Lucky Shamrock quilt block available here in 6″ and 12″ sizes + a layout for making them into a quilt.

Lucky Shamrock applique pillow by Jedi Craft Girl

Quilting Daily has free quilt block patterns to make all of the blocks in this Tales of Ireland sampler quilt.

And I couldn’t have St. Patrick’s Day post with out sharing my Ireland Flags quilt. This one is a little more bittersweet, but sentimental to me.

Happy March y’all! (We made it!)

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  • Reply
    March 6, 2021 at 7:52 am

    You always have so many cute ideas/inspirations. Thanks so much for sharing! BTW, my Notting Hill fat quarter arrived yesterday. It is gorgeous! Can’t wait to get busy with it.

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    Rosemary B
    March 6, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    Happy St Patties ☘️month Amy 🥳🍀🥳❤️❤️👒☘️🍀

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    March 6, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    Thank you for the St Patrick’s Day patterns. It will be fun to make some of the easy crafts with my grandson before the 17th. (I visited Ireland three years ago and came away loving the country and its people maybe as much as you love England!)

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    Robyn Bottom
    March 6, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    Another wonderful post Amy. I want one of those Irish cardigans. 🤞🏻

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    March 8, 2021 at 7:07 am

    Do you have a pattern for your Flags of Ireland quilt? It’s nice to have an Irish-themed quilt that isn’t cartoonish or silly.

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      March 8, 2021 at 1:12 pm

      I don’t have a pattern. It’s been so long since I made and gifted it. But it’s a really simple one to make – the three stripes for the flag are simple. Then I framed it in the brown background fabrics to make it a square and rotated the squares to make them “float”. Sorry I don’t have more specifics than that. Sketching it out on graph paper so you can visualize it will make it easier.

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