Irish theme quilt display

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Project by BMuscato posted 02-06-2011 05:17 AM 1722 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first piece of furniture. It’s an elaboration of something that my wife and I saw in a restaurant gift shop. Their piece was an unimaginative, heart-shaped, oak cutout. I couldn’t help but to take the opportunity to personalize the simple piece. My wife and I each wear Claddagh rings in an Irish tradition. Their collective symbols stand for friendship, loyalty, and love- represented by hands, a crown, and heart. I used this inspiration for the central detail, and completed the theme by cutting the base into a Celtic trinity knot. Walnut with a tung oil finish.

-- BMuscato, MI

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#1 posted 02-06-2011 07:26 AM

Nice out of the box liberty you have taken ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 02-06-2011 08:40 AM

Love this!! I’ve worn my Chaddagh ring every day for years and years too! Your piece really has charm and character…great job! :)

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#3 posted 02-06-2011 12:25 PM

ooooooh this is wonderful!!
Not only the design (and meaning) but also the smaller space that this takes up, compared to traditional quilt displays. I really like this

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 02-06-2011 12:27 PM

Very Nice. I like it a lot.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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