What do you do with a knot gone wrong, Part 2 . . .

Well, try as I might, I couldn’t get the spacing of the pieces to work . . . I really needed to use the placement I had originally marked.

I took the time to trim away some excess around the pieces and laid ’em out. Unfortunately, there was no empty space between the pieces.

I fused, then stitched all the pieces in place. This is what it looks like on my worktable as I begin safety pinning the top to the pre-quilted fabric beneath.

Safety pinning the Celtic knot wreath
Safety pinning the Celtic knot wreath

I’m not happy with it . . .

As I’ve been told by others, “Only YOU know what’s wrong with it, Raymond; it looks fine to me.” Well, it looks OK where the red and green strands appear to weave over and under each other, like here:

Red and green strands weaving over and under
Red and green strands weaving over and under

I don’t like what happens when the red and green strands cross themselves, like here:

Red and green strands crossing themselves
Red and green strands crossing themselves

There’s a little bit of white showing between the red shapes in the lower right, but I’d like a little more white showing and I’d like the white to show throughout the piece.

So, I’m gonna paint the space in.  After I quilt the piece, I’ll take white textile paint and paint across the ends of the shapes where they butt up against another shape.

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