Knotwork Nine Patch Gallery

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Supply List for Knotwork Nine Patch quilt:
For the 12 1/2” (32cm) blocks:
9 light prints - fat quarters or 1/4 yd (23cm) pieces
For inset patches:
1 yd (91cm) of light print
For the 12 1/2” (32cm) blocks, 1st and 3rd border strips:
9 dark prints - 1/2 yd (46cm) each
For bias strips and 2nd border:
10 contrast prints - 3/8 yd (34cm) each
Bias bars for sewn bias, or 1/4” fusible tape maker or 3/8” fusible tape maker, with
5mm fusible web for fusible bias. Please follow the directions in each package to make bias,
if you haven’t made bias before.
3 yds (2.75m) fabric for backing
Make the binding from scraps left over from above yardage, your choice.

February 2017 - Amanda Whitsel made a very colorful 3 block quilt with scalloped edges

Amanda's scalloped edge Knotwork Nine Patch quilt with three blocks.

November 13, 2009 - Amanda Whitsel taught the Knotwork Nine Patch as a table runner class for the Cold Sassy Quilters of Commerce, Georgia. There were 7 students in class, plus 2 more audited it.
Students showing their Knotwork Nine Patch tablerunners.

August 14, 2009 - Amanda Whitsel of Georgia made this batik version of the Knotwork Nine Patch as a tablerunner.

Batik tablerunner from the Knotwork Nine Patch pattern.

She made three of the nine patch blocks, then placed the insets and appliqued the bias tape. Here's a couple closeups of Amanda's tablerunner:

Closeup of Knotwork Nine Patch tablerunner blocks.

Here's a closeup of one of the nine patch blocks, showing the details of the fabrics and the quilting.

Closeup of Amanda's Knotwork Nine Patch tablerunner.

Here's a corner of Amanda's tablerunner, showing off the machine quilting she did!

From a July 11, 2009 class held at JJ's Log Cabin Quilt Shop in Shingletown, CA

Scrappy Knotwork Nine Patch in progress.

Here's a very scrappy version of the Knotwork Nine Patch design, with just the center circle laid out with bias and only a few the insets placed on adjacent seams. More will be added as this student finishes up the design at home. This will be a wonderfully colorful quilt and I can't wait to see the finished project! The green fabric at the top is what the student has chosen for the border.

From an Oct. 30th class taught at The Sewing Room, a fabric shop in Redding, California, here are pictures of two quilt tops in progress.

Sonya's red and turquiose quilt top.

Sonya is making two quilts from the Knotwork Nine Patch pattern. They're gifts for her sister and her sister-in-law, so she plans to have them done in time for Christmas! The reds are assorted prints Sonya pulled from her stash. The turquoise print is the only fabric she went out and bought for this quilt.

Closeup of Sonya's red and turquoise quilt top.

Here's a closeup showing the corner of Sonya's quilt, in the area that has most of the tape already fused down. She's using different red prints for the bias tape, one for each circle. The bias that runs around the whole set of blocks is a gold print. She has more assorted reds for the small outer border that will be added later.

Sonya's gold and varigated quilt.

The second of Sonya's quilt is this innovative version with a gold print for the insets. She pieced three assorted green print blocks (upper right corner), three assorted black print blocks (across the middle on a diagonal) and three assorted red print blocks (lower left corner). The first border is more assorted prints. She was undecided in class about what to use for the bias, so this quilt top is waiting until the first one is done.

Evelyn's red and turquoise Knotwork Nine Patch quilt.

"Red Is The New Neutral As Fifty Is The New Forty"

Submitted on July 16, 2008 by Evelyn O'Brien of Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada

My name is Evelyn O'Brien and I live in Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada with my husband Michael and 3 dogs. I have enjoyed quilting for 30 years. I started quilting by taking a night course at a local high school in 1979. At that time I made my first quilt as a gift to my 2 year old daughter Kathleen, a Sunbonnet Sue. My last big project was an Irish Chain, a queen size bed quilt for my son Sean and his new bride Robyn. Now I prefer to make smaller wall hangings. I subscribe to your monthly newsletter and was very taken with this pattern. I believe it was one of the first that you offered as an e-pattern. I ordered it immediately and was pleasantly surprised as the pattern came to me in less than a minute. Oh, the joys of cyberspace! Two days later I was at my local therapy, make that fabric, store, selecting lots of reds. As I am now in my middle fifties but certainly don't feel it, I decided that I would call this quilt "Red Is The New Neutral as  Fifty Is The New Forty". I also like to work with the Ives colour wheel instead of the regular paint colour wheel. That is why I choose the turquoise for the Celtic circles. I did the main patchwork by machine. The appliqué was done by hand and it was hand quilted."

Here are closeups of Scarlett's sample quilt. If you are a subscriber of the American Quilter magazine, have a look at their March 2008 issue, which has a great article on "The Value of Black and White" by Lynn G. Kough. There are also several quilts in the magazine, including the cover quilt, that are shown in black and white fabrics.

Corner of the Knotwork Nine Patch quilt.

This is the lower right hand corner of the Knotwork Nine Patch, showing some of the variety of prints used in this quilt.

Close-up of one complete block from the Knotwork Nine Patch quilt.

Here's a close-up of one of the nine patch blocks that shows the different fabrics for the light (whites), dark (blacks) and contrast (blues) fabrics. The quilting in the inset patches is freemotion feathers.

Close-up of a bias tape circle from the Knotwork Nine Patch quilt.

Getting even closer to the quilt, the different fabrics used for the contrast (blues) show the interlacing of the bias strips.

Scottish Scraps variation quilt

Here's a nifty variation of the Knotwork Nine Patch quilt, which Scarlett has named "Scottish Scraps". It uses up the pieced scraps that are left over from trimming out behind the inset patches in the Knotwork Nine Patch. There's a special class handout with instructions for this variation, which is given out as a bonus to the students who take this class from Scarlett!

Closeup of Scottish Scraps quilt.

This closeup shows the pieced insets and the different colors of bias used in Scottish Scraps. The bias was machine blanket stitched with varigated thread in shades of white, gray & black. Instead of nine patch blocks in the center, a large scale print was used. the feathers were freemotion machine quilted with white thread.

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