When our family gathered on Thanksgiving, I took some of my Celtic Knot quilts to show my brother who had never seen them.
He handed one of the smaller pieces to his granddaughter, who politely said, “Thank You!” and marched off with it. (Getting it back from her was not pretty.)
My brother asked me to make a Celtic knot baby quilt for her for Christmas.
I went around and around, working on different knots comprised of three strands. The knots I came up with involved hundreds of pieces . . . too many pieces for a mere baby quilt.
Then, I had an idea: rather than fool with a lot of little pieces, why not make the pieces bigger and deal with just a few pieces.
This reminded me of a piece I’d made over a year ago:
The beauty of my technique of “large-scale” Celtic knots is that I’m not constrained to use a narrow strip of bias tape. The knot is viewed as a series of shapes that I can enlarge or reduce as need be (like now).
I came up with a much simpler knot that works in three colors:
This morning, I traced and fused the majority of the shapes to red and blue fabrics. I’ll spend some time today cutting out the shapes. I’ll trace and fuse the shapes for the third color later today.