Happy Monday, Friends! I am still here — I have just been extremely busy. But I am doing well. I am happy to share with you my latest magazine cover quilt, All In Knots, featured in the Summer 2015 issue of Fons and Porter’s Easy Quilts!
I loved making All In Knots because the design gives the illusion (and it’s really just that, illusion) of knots without the work of making the knots. Piecing is straightforward, and the blocks are pretty quick to make.
I used Pat Sloan‘s The Sweet Life fabrics to make All In Knots. I really like the colors of this line. If you recall, The Sweet Life has this amazing word print fabric that has the word “cake”! I am not into sweets, but I have to say cakes are definitely my “sweets” downfall!
Here are a few more photos of All In Knots. I like the airy feel of made by the knots – perfect for a quilt on an outdoor bench in the summer evenings.
Or as a topper for an outdoor table setting…
You may purchase a quilt kit to replicate the exact quilt here.
I used Aurifil‘s Mako 50 Cotton thread to construct and to quilt the quilt! The batting used is Hobbs Tuscany Silk. My quilts always love this combination, and I didn’t hear any complaints from the fibers! :)
Here you see a peek of the quilting – it is simple swirls that give a bit of nice texture to a sweet and simple pieced quilt.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you liked seeing All In Knots. Have a lovely week! I shall check in with you later when I can…. I shall disappear for a bit, but not being telling you I love you all! So, what is on your plate this week?
My 2015 Line-up
American Patchwork & Quilting 2015 Calendar: Get Happy
American Patchwork & Quilting 2015 Calendar: Migration
Australian Quilters Companion (Issue 73): Over The Fence
Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2015): Sunny Delight
Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2015): Family Dinner
Fons & Porter’s Scrap Quilts (Spring 2015): Stars are Brightly Shining
Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts (Summer 2015): All In Knots (Cover Quilt)
McCall’s Quilting (March/April 2015): Making Valentines
McCall’s Quilting (July/August 2015): Cozy Town
McCall’s Quilting (September/October 2015): Twilight Trellis
Quilter’s World (Spring 2015): Zigs and Zags
Quilts and More (Spring 2015): Exclamation Point
January: A Red Letter Day using Seeing Red (Benartex)
January: Star Struck using Caryl’s Feathers (Benartex)
February: Happy Home House Quilt (Quilting Treasures)
February: Happy Home Runner (Quilting Treasures)
February: Happy Home Throw Quilt (Quilting Treasures)
February: Farmville using Green Farms (Benartex)
February: Zoey’s Flowerbed using Zoey (Benartex)
March: Camp Cozy Quilt (Quilting Treasures)
March: Pretty Little Houses using Tango (Benartex)
March: Ariel (Quilting Treasures)
March: Flutter B’s using Butterfly Effect (Benartex)
April: Baby Bunny using Bunny Hop (Benartex)
April: Yuki (Hoffman Fabrics)
April: Shimmering Constellations using Gold Standard (Benartex)
April: Bonjour (Quilting Treasures)
April: Baby Boutique (Quilting Treasures)
May: High Speed Racer using Vroom (Benartex)
May: Flower-Scapes using Blue Paradise / Sundrenched (Benartex)
May: Rusty’s Sleeping Hollow using Rusty & Friends (Benartex)
May: Christine’s Rose Garden using Christine (Benartex)
June: Treeline Drive (Hoffman Fabrics)
June: Frosty the Snowman (Quilting Treasures)
June: Jolly Old St. Nick (Quilting Treasures)
July: Memento (Hoffman Fabrics)
July: Monkey Business (Quilting Treausres)
July: Dream Blossom (Hoffman Fabrics)
August: Birdhouse Neighborhood using Tweet As Can Be (Benartex)
August: For the Birds using Tweet As Can Be (Benartex)