Sunday, May 22, 2011

Mock Celtic Knot Cross . . . (part 4)

Last night (or early this morning), I laid out most of the pieces for the cross.  It turns out that there are FOUR different shapes, not three; I decided they would wait until morning.

I went to bed.

I got up early this morning to lay out my pieces, but first I had to peel off the paper backing.  The paper backing had curled up overnight; I was afraid the fabric wouldn't lay flat, but it did.  I traced and prepped the missing shape (and made a few extra straight pieces while I was at it).

It took about two hours to lay all the pieces in position, then pin them in place.  I pinned them down because I wanted to hang the piece on the wall to take a picture of it; I will remove the pins as I fuse the pieces to the background.

Are you ready for this??


I can say that I get a better feel for this when I'm looking at it head-on than when I'm looking at it lying on my worktable; I can see that there are some pieces that I'll re-position before fusing them down.

Take a moment to "follow the knot" with your finger . . . I had an extra set of pieces in the lower section originally.  When I followed the knot, I came up with two interlocking knots, not one.  When I removed the pieces, I came up with only one knot.  Who would have thought??

11 comments:

  1. That is going to be a lovely quilt.

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  2. Thank you . . . I'm pleased with the way it's turning out, too!!

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  3. Hey Ray, there are 3 separate interlocking knots in this design, not 1. Just so you know.
    Looks beautiful.

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  4. Steve, there is only one continuous knot, really . . . follow the strand with your finger (slowly), starting with any corner; you should come back to the starting point (eventually).

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  5. I have to agree with Steve....I see three pieces. Yes I started in a corner and went around, and did come back to the start point... but did not travel through the two "boomerang" shapes, that intertwine in the center of the cross....

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  6. OOPS!! NOW I see what you're talking about . . .

    I stand corrected (and sincerely apologize) . . .

    I completely missed the two "boomerang" shapes.

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  7. Raymond, beautiful Celtic pattern! Steve the rights, two small knots are concluded in big knot :-)

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  8. Yup, Steve's right . . . young guys got better eyes, LOL!!

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  9. Wonderful work, I love celtic knotwork. This works out better than using bias strips like I have in the past!

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