Knot of Squares - aka Trinity Celtic Knot

Posted by Ruth on 16 April 2013 | 2 Comments

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Earlier this year I wrote about my Knot of Squares online class which is based on Deborah Cohen's Trinity Celtic Knot quilt pattern. I gave you an insight of the class and what you would learn plus various options. Today I want to share with you my finished version.

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My finished "Trinity Celtic Knot"

I have to admit, I'm not a patchwork fan, but I really enjoyed making this patchwork pattern. It was like a jigsaw in a sense.

I made a variation of the pattern by using just three fabrics plus the background so instead of making all squares, I used strips and larger squares as well to make up the blocks. You can see by comparing the two blocks below. By doing this, I was able to offer a whole different method of construction for the class.

Original Pieced Block made of all squares

My variation of the same block - see the large squares and longer strips used instead of all squares

Because the design itself was so dynamic I felt it did not need a lot of fancy quilting. I was tempted but restricted myself as I didn't want to overdo the beauty so I chose to stitch-in-the-ditch around all the colored sections. To make this easy, I would quilt and then drag the thread over to the next section all the way around one color, going back later to snip the threads.

You can see where I have dragged the thread across to begin quilting on the other side of the strip

The border I cross-hatched which really worked well with the Seminole border (another added option in the class).

Cross-hatched border

Of course, I couldn't get away with no free-motion at all. I had to add just a tad so I made a Celtic Knot design and quilted that in the blank background areas.

Free-motion Celtic Design

I can see now why this pattern "Trinity Celtic Knot" is so popular.

It's not really suited for the beginner quilter, but I would like to think any beginner could make it in my class. There is certainly no hard techniques involved just basic patchwork and organization.

You can find out more about the class here: Knot of Squares

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  • i like Celtic quilting

    Posted by Mary Byrne, 03/04/2019 1:55pm (6 months ago)

  • Very pretty

    Posted by Jen, 16/04/2013 6:25am (6 years ago)

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