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February 2018 Block of the Month

Hi Fellow Quilters,

Welcome to our second Block of the Month!  We’ve started a Face Book group for everyone who would like to share a picture of the project that you’ve made with your blocks, or to see the pictures from other quilters.  We’d love to have you join our Facebook group,  2018 BOM  and post your BOM photos.

February’s Celtic knot block is inspired by the verdant greens of Spring and the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th of March.  Spring is always a welcome change of season after the dreary winter months.  During this time of renewal and growth, I enjoy watching the plants in my garden come back to life.  The greens in my garden range from the soft Spring green of new grass to the deeper green of the holly bushes.

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This month’s pattern features a strip-pieced Celtic-inspired knot block.  The 7″ square block is built in sections from strips that are sewn together and then cut apart again.  My Dad used to joke that we quilters are all a little bit crazy, because we buy whole pieces of fabric, cut them apart, and then sew them back together again.  So here’s to you, Dad!  ☺

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For this block, you’ll need two shades of green fabric and a contrasting background.  I chose a white-on-white print for the background, a Kelly green blender for the main knot, and a lighter green for the contrast pieces.

The pattern will be available to download (free!) until February 28, 2018.  Click here to download.

Here’s my finished 12” miniature quilt:

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I’ve framed the central knot block with simple borders of the lighter green print and white corner squares.  Each corner has a green appliqued shamrock, in keeping with the St. Patrick’s Day theme.  The block is quilted along the edge of each white piece and around the dark green knot.  My light green borders are quilted with a simple Celtic-inspired design, which I drew myself.  The binding is the same dark green that I used for the block pieces and the shamrock appliques.

The “Celtic Knot Mini Quilt” pattern will be available in our Craftsy and Etsy pattern shops, starting in March.  I’ll post a link here when it is ready.

Thank you for stopping by for a  visit today!  I hope that you’ll enjoy making your Celtic knot block.  We love to read your comments!  Have you tried out our January BOM pattern yet?  What did you think?  Your feedback would be appreciated.

If you’d like to share a picture or see the pictures of projects from other quilters, please join our Facebook group,  2018 BOM  and post your quilt photo.

Happy quilting,

Sharon

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