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Knot of Squares

Three Construction options, three border options, three sizes plus multiple quilting ideas. Patchwork piecing.

With: Ruth Blanchet
Skill Level: Intermediate

Three Construction options, three border options, three sizes plus multiple quilting ideas. Patchwork piecing.

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4 Lessons
Type: On-demand
Price: $40.00
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Features

Tags: Strip Piecing, Patchwork, Scrappy Quilt, Square Patch, Trinity Celtic Knot, Border Options, Intertwined Colors, Quilt Pattern

Description

Whether you like to make scrappy quilts or use a three-color combination, you'll love making this patchwork of squares quilt design. It's a real patchwork effect with a celtic look as the colors intertwine with each other. Use fat eighths, fat quarters, yardage or scraps as small as 1 1/2" square. Knot of Squares is based on the popular quilt pattern "Trinity Celtic Knot" and is an ideal intermediate design, fun to make for any bedroom or as a cuddle rug. Make your quilt choosing one of the three sizes provided, three border options and three construction styles.

Student Comments

Diane:

The suggestion of using ziploc bags to keep the sections sorted is excellent and very valuable.

Supplies Required for Workshop

Fabric Hints: This pattern works best with three distinct colors, which all strongly contrast with the background. Use light fabrics for the back ground and dark fabrics for the colored sections with only a few mediums for variety. Use a variety of prints with in each color. Full details about colors and fabrics are given in the first lesson.

There are three options for construction. The first option is separate squares in the four color groups so use as many different fabrics within the four color groups of your choice or use a combination of strips and squares. Option 2 has strip cutting from Fat Quarters (or Fat Eights - you will need twice as many fat eighths). Option 3 has strip cutting from WOF. Amounts assume a Fat Quarter is 18" x 20" or WOF 40" usable width.

There are three sizes to choose from. The smallest size is given first with the larger sizes given in [ ].

Border amounts are given separately. Note: If you are a beginner, then I suggest you stick with the plain border option. The strip pieced border is good for intermediate level and the Seminole border for advanced quilters.

Main Portion of Quilt:

Background(light) - Option 1: 1065 x 1 1/2" [2"; 2 1/2"] squares 
   Option 2: 7 [13, 19] Fat Quarters
   Option 3: 1 3/4 yds [3yd; 4 3/4yd]

Red - Option 1: 302 x 1 1/2" [2"; 2 1/2"] squares
  Option 2: 3 [4, 6] Fat Quarters
  Option 3: 5/8yd [1yd; 1 1/2yd]

Blue - Option 1: 302 x 1 1/2" [2"; 2 1/2"] squares
   Option 2: 3 [4, 6] Fat Quarters
   Option 3: 5/8yd [1yd; 1 1/2yd]

Black - Option 1: 356 x 1 1/2" [2"; 2 1/2"] squares
     Option 2: 3 [5, 7] Fat Quarters
     Option 3: 5/8yd [1yd; 1 5/8yd]

Plain Border:

1st border: 1/4yd [1/2yd, 5/8yd] x WOF 

2nd border: 7/8yd [1 3/4yd, 3 1/4yd] x WOF 

3rd border: 3/8yd [3/4yd, 1 1/8yd] x WOF 

Strip Pieced Border:

1st border: 1/4yd [1/2yd, 5/8yd] x WOF

2nd border: 1/2yd [3/4yd, 1yd] x WOF 

3rd border: Option Two - 2 [5; 8] fat eighths in each of the three main colors
                  Option Three - 3/8yd [5/8yd; 1yd] x WOF in each of the three main colors. In addition, you will need four 3 1/2" [5"; 6 1/2"] squares in one of those colors. 

4th border: 3/8yd [1yd; 1 5/8yd] x WOF

Seminole Border:

1st border: 1/4yd [1/2yd, 5/8yd] x WOF

2nd border: 5/8yd [3/4yd; 1 1/2yd] x WOF

3rd border: Option Two - 2 fat eighths in each of the three main colors and 5 [8; 12] fat eighths in background fabric
                  Option Three - 1/8yd [1/4yd; 1/4yd] in each of the three main colors and 5/8yd [7/8yd; 1 3/8yd] in background fabric

4th border: 3/8yd [1yd; 1 1/2yd] x WOF

For all options:

Binding (2 1/2" strips): 1/2 yd [3/4 yd, 1 yd]

Backing:  - 3 1/2 yd x WOF [2 3/4 yd extra wide backing (94” wide); 4 3/4 yd extra wide backing (94” wide)]

Batting: 60" [95"; 120'] square

General Quilting and Sewing supplies such as rulers, rotary cutter etc plus sewing machine with a method of sewing a 1/4" seam.

Option Three: Shape Cut Plus tool (optional)

Student Comments

Diane:

The suggestion of using ziploc bags to keep the sections sorted is excellent and very valuable.

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