Irish Thistle is a Quiltworx Collectors Club Pattern (there are only 500 available!) constructed using 2 distinct pattern groups. The first group is comprised of (4) 16” squares referred to as Group A. Group B consists of (4) border blocks.
The pattern was designed by Judel and Judy Niemeyer in Quiltster, using blocks designed by Judy and Bradley Niemeyer. The blocks and pattern require paper piecing and traditional piecing skills and are available through Quiltworx.com.
The Irish Thistle blocks are available as part of a mixer series called the Courtyard Fountain Mixer. This means there are other blocks the same size as those in this quilt that have been designed by Quiltworx.com and use paper piecing techniques as well. If you are interested in learning how to mix and match these blocks and create your own design, check out Quiltster.com.