Category Archives: Work-In-Progress

“To Boldly Go . . .”

No, this is not about bears in the woods.

I have been commissioned to create a quilt for a Star Trek fan(atic).

I would not have considered this quilt had not my recent works been spherical Celtic knots. Planets are spherical too.

I found a coloring book page on the Internet.

Coloring book page
Coloring book page

I designed a new spherical knot to replace the cratered moon.

Replacement Planet
Replacement Planet

What sort of planet is this? Well, oceans would be nice.

Ocean loops
Ocean loops

How about some jungles, open ground, and mountains?

Jungle loops
Jungle loops
Open Ground loops
Open Ground loops
Mountain loops
Mountain loops
Nice Planet
Nice Planet

Think I’ll take it . . .

November Challenge

I have set a challenge for myself.

I will make two quilts this month. One quilt will be patchwork, the other quilt applique. Both quilts will use the same rainbow palette of fabrics.

The working title of the patchwork quilt is “Jesus Loves the Little Children.” This is a line drawing of it. You may recognize it as my “Running Man” (or “Mardi Gras Men”).

Jesus Loves the Little Children
Jesus Loves the Little Children

The applique quilt will be a Hextic knot.

Hextic knot
Hextic knot

Both finished quilts will be displayed the first Sunday of December at a local café.

I invite you to watch my progress.

 

Woven applique

When Celtic knots collide…

Here are two Celtic knots. They have two paths each.

5x5 knot A
5×5 knot A
5x5 knot B
5×5 knot B

I wondered what would happen if they intersected each other.

I think they would look like this:

5x5 knots A&B, intersected
5×5 knots A&B, intersected

When Celtic knots intersect, Celtic knots interact.

The new knot has four paths.

One path encompasses the outline of both knots.

Path One
Path One

One path completes the lower right knot.

Path Two
Path Two

One path completes the upper left knot.

Path Three
Path Three

One path links Paths Two and Three together.

Path Four
Path Four

Here’s what they look like layered, but unwoven.

Layered, but unwoven
Layered, but unwoven

Here they are, woven.

Woven applique
Woven applique

What do you think of this variation?

5x5 knots A&B, intersected (variation)
5×5 knots A&B, intersected (variation)