Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Nine Knots... Plus One

Nine Knots - 85 inches square

At the end of September I finished this Celtic knot quilt top and was trying to decide what to do for the back.  My original thought had been to make one large quilt block, but I didn't have enough fabric to make that happen.

Back at the drawing board, I considered what I could design with the fabric remaining and wasn't able to come up with anything that really worked for me.  I briefly considered going with a wide back but figured if I was going to buy fabric, I should get the additional dark fabric to make the large block I had originally wanted.

So now, one and a half yards of dark fabric later, I have nine knots for the front and one for the back!

Plus One - 90 inches square

The blocks for the front are about 24 inches square (2 times the pattern size) and the block for the back is 70 inches square (worked up at 5 times the pattern size)!  The borders are similar to the front, but there wasn't enough dark (again) so I improvised on the edges.

Now all I need is a quilt plan and I'll be in good shape to have it done before Christmas! I had been thinking that the front might look good with some stitching in the ditch around the knots and ghost patterns in the dark diamonds but, now that it's a reversible quilt, I'm having second thoughts.  I'll have to think on it a bit and see if anything pops up!


  1. What a great idea! This is going to make a beautiful reversible quilt.

  2. I love reversible quilts, and this one is just wonderful. I'm really glad you stayed with your plan to put the huge block on the back. It will be fun to see what you decide for the quilting.

  3. You are being very productive at the moment! The extra effort it took to make that big block for the back was well worth it - I love a reversible quilt. Good luck figuring out the quilting.

  4. That's a great block, I love the color arrangements on both sides, very nice!