Trinity Celtic Knot
Briefly: Whether you like to make scrappy quilts or use a three-color combination, you'll love making this quilt design. It's a real patchwork effect with a celtic look. Use fat eighths, fat quarters, yardage or scraps as small as 1 1/2" square.
Designer: Deborah Cohen
Finished Size: 58" sq, 87" sq & 115" sq
Trinity Celtic Knot is an ideal intermediate design and fun to make for any bedroom or cuddle rug. The pattern includes three different size options with three straight borders as shown in second picture. See requirements for fabric buying hints.
If you need extra help or alternative construction instructions, join our online workshop: Knot of Squares. This workshop includes a discussion forum to help with construction and fabric selection, THREE options of construction (all scrappy squares, scrappy strips, 4 fabrics with simplified piecing), THREE border options (plain, strip pieced, Seminole) and extra quilting designs with full details and video showing stitching.
Amounts assume a FQ of 18" x 20" or WOF 40" usable width.
7(13,19) Cream Fat Quarters
3(4,6) Red Fat Quarters
3(4,6) Blue Fat Quarters
3(5,7) Black Fat Quarters
8"(13",15") x WOF Red border
25"(52",90") x WOF Cream Border
13"(23", 36") x WOF Blue Border
Binding: Binding strip to make: 7 yd (11 1/8 yd, 14 yd)
Backing - Small: 3 1/2 yd x WOF Medium: 2 3/4 yd extra wide backing (94" wide)
Large: 4 3/4 yd extra wide backing (94" wide)
Batting - Small: 60" square Medium: 95" square
Large: 120" square
This pattern works best with three distinct colors, which all strongly contrast with the background. Use light fabrics for the background and dark fabrics for the colored sections with only a few medium pieces for variety. Used a variety of prints within each color.
Pattern and requirements include 3 straight borders.