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!!

Forget me Knot

37 comments

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

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  2. 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!

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  3. 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!

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  4. I love your little sampler!
    Hugs from Italy
    Deborah

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

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

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

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  8. 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!

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  9. 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!

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

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  11. 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!

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  12. 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!

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

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

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

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

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  17. 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.

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  18. 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!!

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  19. 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!

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

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

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  23. Very cute sampler and congrats!

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  24. 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!!"

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  25. 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!)

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

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  27. 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!

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  28. 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!

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

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  30. 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.

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

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

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  32. 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.

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

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

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  35. 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. :/

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

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  37. 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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