My Favorite quilts

I have experimented with a number of different quilting methods and styles, but my favorite is still the Gordian knot quilts.

(If you’re wondering what happened to the dinosaurs, the project was delayed on account of bedbugs- among other things.  The new fabric was in a “potentially contaminated” area and so had to be put out in the cold.)


For what it’s worth, I find definable, sequential projects like these very settling.  I always know what to do next, and they give me a sense of accomplishment.

Something that stays done! Yay!

They are a type of paint-by-number, I suppose, but at least I get to pick my own colors.

These will all grow into the design at the top right.  I set up a sort of assembly-line with all the bits and pieces across my couch:

Yes, those strips and bits take forever to cut (I got all the way through the BBC Jane Eyre and absolutely *killed* my knees, even on a gardener’s pad), but once you’re done, you’re done.

In all fairness, the cutting included pieces for three additional quilts of a different knot.  If I’m still feeling like show-and-tell when I get there I’ll put them up.

So the results of this night’s work (the length of the Masterpiece Theatre Jane Eyre):

You can see what a dramatic difference color makes.  And even these looks are deceptive, because the look continues to change as the knot grows and is set in its “background”.

So… woopie for me.  It’s 2 a.m. and I’ll be crashing now.

3 thoughts on “My Favorite quilts

  1. I don’t know where you can pick it up, Layne. It has a very complicated history– somethig like being designed (though explained very poorly) by a woman who is now dead, and so the “disribution” or use of her idea is murky.

    I had a class from a woman who had permission to teach, and hers was a much more managable process. I have an “order of operations” photocopy I’d be happy to share in person (because you’re my friend) but would feel awkward about distributing over the internest.

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