Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Forget me Knot



I recently made a little sampler of knots that can be used for tying quilts. 

It was a great excuse to play with buttons, daisies, ribbon and yarn.

It ended up being a sweet little quilt of 17inches square. 

Of course I called it Forget Me Knot. 

And to make sure I really don't forget I've written a post about popular knots used in quilting. Pop over here to the Craftsy blog to check it out. Feel free to let me know if you've any got handy Tying tips. I'm sure there's lots of clever tricks out there.

I seem to be popping up everywhere at the moment. A photo of my Double Denim Wedding Ring quilt appears on page 21 of Modern Patchwork Spring 2014. The quality of the photographs is really excellent. You can actually see the stitches of my quilting. It's a great magazine with lots of patterns and a focus on fun bright modern quilts. 

I've also heard Blue Mountain Daisy has been mentioned as a blog to visit in the current New Zealand Quilter magazine. I've ordered a copy but haven't received it yet so not quite sure what it actually says, but to any New Zealanders that are reading this - Kia ora!!

37 comments:

Kim Paula said...

I just LOVE your blog. Thank you. You are so talented.

Patchwork and Play said...

Such a cute little mini Rachael! You have the BEST ideas, and are so creative in the process! I'm not surprised you are popping up everywhere!

Jeneta said...

Your sampler is just delightful! I am terrible at knots when it comes to stitching. For some reason I end up with knots in the length of cotton instead of on the fabric. I shall never take up embroidery! I think I could manage the buttons and the tied yarn for a quilt. Perhaps. I love the strips of fabric you used as a background (and the way you chose which knots/embellishments to use - very creative!). How very exciting to have your work featured in so many places!

Deborah @Patchwork Atelier said...

I love your little sampler!
Hugs from Italy
Deborah

Helen Ernst said...

What a great idea! I enjoy receiving your updated post--always fun to see what you have thought of next!!!!

Terry said...

A clever way to keep your knowledge of ties together. Hooray for you being recognised for your quilting and your wonderful blog.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Love your little mini Rachael....HUGE congratulations to you...you deserve it all!

Mary said...

I love a tied quilt! It has been years since I made one, but one thing I did do a little differently...I used a curved needle. As I recall, the curved needle made it easy to place your two ends close to each other. Thanks for the sampler Rachael! It is wonderful!

Sujata Shah said...

I love tied quilt too. I think knots provide another layer of textures just like quilting. Your square is so adorable!

Daisies popping up all over is a beautiful thing! Congratulations my friend!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Your quilts are amazing and so are you. Know wonder you are popping up allover the place!

Diane said...

I've never tied a quilt before but I must say that you have tempted me! Your ideas are so cute. Congrats on the quilt in the mag, it looks amazing. I'll have to go find that one at the bookstore. Have a wonderful day!

DeborahGun said...

You are getting famous :-) So thrilled for you - you definitely deserve recognition for your creativity. Your little mini is fantastic - what a great way to highlight so many ways of tying a quilt - I had no idea!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

So sweet, I just adore those daisies! Congratulations on all your features :)

Cardygirl said...

Love all the little knots...cute too! Just saw your quilt in the magazine last night....congratulations, it was a good article.

Chris said...

Well done Rachael. Can't wait to see the mag.

Barb said...

Your Famous! What wonderful press you are getting and so well deserved.
Your know sampler is very clever and sweet!

Nifty Quilts said...

Congratulations on your popularity! I'm glad more people will be introduced to you and your creative works. Your knot article is just in time, as I'm about to start tying a quilt.

Karen said...

Wow! I know a famous person!!
Congratulations on all the recognition. It is hard earned and well deserved!!
Love that gorgeous knot sampler. Beautiful work!!

needleandspindle said...

I checked out the Craftsy blog, well done. I have really got so much out of craftsy courses for knitting...great mob. The double wedding ring looks very special in a magazine, how exciting...looks like BlueMountainDaisy is taking off, a rocket ship of quilty goodness!

Quiltbenaco said...

Tanti riconoscimenti per una quilter favolosa!
E' molto interessante il quilt sampler con i nodi utili,
grande ispirazione!
Grazie!!!
Ciao

Swedish Scrapper said...
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Thimbleanna said...

SWEET! And Congratulations on popping up everywhere -- very well deserved!!!

Anita said...

Very cute sampler and congrats!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Genius idea to make a "knot" sampler. I saw your quilt in the magazine and nearly jumped up and down and said to someone standing next to me in the bookstore, "See this quilt? I KNOW her!!"

Shay said...

That is seriously one of the cutest mini's I have seen. And genius idea to incorporate knots and buttons...

You're famous !!!!!!!!!(and deservedly so!)

Lynne Shandley said...

You are getting around, or your quilts are, and with good reason!

Sharon said...

What a cute mini you've done to demonstrate your tying ideas! Here's a different knot that I learned. A lady in my quilt guild insisted we use a special knot when tying the charity quilts. Decorative but functional as well. Leaving a tail, come up to the top from the underside, then make a french knot using 2 or 3 twists, and go back down through the quilt to the back. Then, when finished, turn the quilt over and knot all the ends and trim to about 1 inch. It took a little longer, but it looked very nice.

Congrats on becoming so famous! Good for you, it's well deserved!

audrey said...

What a sweet Forget Me Knot sampler. Love the idea and I bet it just makes you smile.:) Great to hear that you're getting some attention--your quilts and enthusiasm are so fun to follow along with!

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

What a lovely idea - It would make a cute cover for a needle book too :) Congratulations on the publications!

Marg said...

I absolutely adore your mini, it's a gorgeous idea. Wow, you are even more famous . Congratulations on your magazine exposure, it couldn't happen to a more deserving person.

Susan at TheBoredZombie.com said...

Awesome! Congrats on your appearances all over the place. Well deserved my friend!

Forget me Knot. You're so funny and talented!

Linda said...

Love your little quilt. What an excellent idea to turn your knot smiles into this little beauty. I have tied a few quilts. Nice and quick and I think very effective for log cabin and string style quilts. Our group made a Spiderweb quilt for one of our member's 60th birthday and we used a combination of hand quilting and tying with red buttons. Very effective! So pleased you getting so well known. NZ Quilter too! Well done.

pandchintz said...

That's such a sweet sampler - and practical too! Congrats on all the "poppings up" - how exciting!!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Wow, you are popping up everywhere! You've got the talent and personality so you go, girl!!!

Vickie said...

Hey famous woman....that's a cute mini...I have a friend whose probably made 30 quilts in the last year and she's tied every one of them, and used the same pattern most likely. :/

Melody said...

EVeryone should visit you so see your fab work and wonderful fun posts

Karen said...

Unfortunately I cannot offer any tips. I worked with my sister on a tied quilt and the ties came undone! Yeah not good. I will say this was before we had a computer on hand to quickly look the technique up. I haven't tried tying again. I am such a chicken!

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