Saturday, 17 February 2018

Celtic Knots

Celtic knots have always fascinated me. The way they wind over and under and around without having a beginning or an end.
Celtic Knot - FOR SALE here
I've done this knot a few times in green, but I did this one in purple for something different. I had no ideas of how I was going to finish it, but that rarely holds me back from stitching something up!
At our quilt guild's Christmas party in 2016, we were each given 3 fat quarters with the intent that we were to bring something back for our end of year potluck in June of 2017. Well, that didn't happen and the 3 purple fat quarters stayed on my shelf, waiting for their turn to shine.
I love smaller projects like this because they let me try some new things and practice some things that I don't really want to do on a larger piece.
1",2" and 3" borders
The 3 guild fabrics ended up making a great set of borders around this Celtic knot.
Pebble quilting
A little pebble stitching around the centre motif makes the Celtic knot stand out. Simple meandering on the purple dragon fly border. And a spiral on the outer border to echo the design on the fabric.
Showing off the back
A plain colored backing fabric shows all the quilting, including the stitch in the ditch straight lines around the borders.