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Thread: Lover's knot quilt

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    Lover's knot quilt

    Ive decided to do this tutorial because I got a request for the pattern from grammyof4 after I posted this as a quilt using 3 fabrics. Actually, my quilt uses 4 fabrics but since I dont know what magazine I used nearly 20 years ago, I thought I could just show how to make it. Its a log cabin type block so its pretty simple. Just please be patient with me as Ill need to download quite a few steps.
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    My quilt measures 81 x 89 including borders. The blocks are 4 x4 with about being red centers and being blue centers. Theres a total of 363 blocks plus the triangles along the sides, and borders. The colors I chose were (1)red, (2)blue, a (3)cream tone-on-tone and a (4)cream print with small red and blue pattern. You can use any colors. For the tutorial, Im using (1)red and (2)blue and (3 and 4)muslin so actually this will show only 3 colors.
    Just a side note. All my strips of fabric for the blocks are cut 1 wide. You could make the strips wider and that will make the blocks larger. It would be fine but I like the look of the smaller blocks.
    Okay, here we go.
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    Step 1- Cut 1 red strips(color 1), blue strips(color 2) and the (color 3) muslin strips. Sew some red and muslin strips together and sew some blue and muslin strips together using seam. Everything will be seams so I wont repeat that. Press seam allowances to the dark fabric.
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    Step 2- Now, cut each of your strip sets to 1 widths. Each little piece will measure 1 x 2 .
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    Step 3- Using a 1 strip of color 3, line up the cut pieces and stitch them onto the long strip of (color 3) muslin. Do keep the small pieces stacked the same way. That saves a lot of problems later. Press your seams (I press them toward (color 3) muslin.
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    Step 4- Now, cut the squares. They will now measure 2 x 2 .
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    Step 5- You are done with color 3. Now, you do the same thing with color 4. Using a 1 wide strip of color 4, line up the squares and sew them onto the strip. Press and cut. Then add the other side of color 4 to make it square again after its pressed and cut. In the pictures, Im using the same fabric for color 3 and 4 so I hope Im not confusing you. Just like doing a log cabin block, you are adding layers. Your finished square after color 4 will measure 3 x 3 .
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    Step 6- Now you are ready for the last layer. If the center is (color 1) red, youll add the (color 2) blue to the outside. If the center is (color 2) blue, youll add the (color 1) red. Add the last layer just like the previous steps. Your finished block will measure 4 x 4 . Once you have enough blocks, you can start putting it together.
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    Step 7- This quilt is on-point. So, you will need triangles on the ends of the rows of blocks. I cut 4 squares and cut them in half, corner to corner. I sew them to the ends of the rows of blocks before I sew the rows together. This quilt starts with one block, then 3, then 5, etc. until you get to 25 blocks in a row. I did 3 rows of 25 blocks and then started back smaller again, 23, 21, 19, etc. until I got to 1 block at the other opposite corner. This is a picture of the pillow sham. The quilt corners look the same. Then, I pictured how the blocks and triangles will fit together.
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    A little hint: Place the blocks together so that 2 centers and 2 outside rows of the same color fit together. I took a picture of that for you so you can see what I mean.
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    Step 8- Add your borders and you’re ready for sandwiching and quilting. I used red and (color 4) the cream background print for my border. On the quilt I used 2” and 3 ” strips. On the pillow sham, I used 1 ” and 3 ”. The red being so wide looked out of place on the pillow.
    Okay, I hope this tutorial is clear enough for you all to use it. If not, send me a message and I’ll try to explain things better. Thanks for looking.
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    wonderful quilt. The Tutorial is very good and will be helpful in the future. Thanks for putting it together for us.
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    Thanks for the Tut!
    The directions make sense to me!

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    Thank you so much for doing this! I have bought the book AND watched her video, but this seems to really make more sense than either the book or the video. You are really good at explaining things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dina View Post
    Thank you so much for doing this! I have bought the book AND watched her video, but this seems to really make more sense than either the book or the video. You are really good at explaining things.

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    Dina, you are too sweet. I guess those 30 years of teaching are still paying off, after all. This was the first quilt I ever made. So, you know it had to be pretty simple.
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    Your tute is wonderful!! Thanks so much!

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    thanks for taking the time to put this tut together for everyone. great quilt!
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    Thanks so much for very clear instructions. The quilt looked so complicated but now I can see it is doable.

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    Thank you the tutorial! I love your quilt and want to make one now also.

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    thank you for that , that looking out
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    Great tutorial and your quilt is beautiful. Thank you.

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    Thank you for the tutorial. I love your quilt and I'm a fan of smaller blocks too. This would be a pretty tablerunner too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanna-up-north View Post
    Dina, you are too sweet. I guess those 30 years of teaching are still paying off, after all. This was the first quilt I ever made. So, you know it had to be pretty simple.
    I am a retired teacher...so I really appreciate instructions that are easy to follow. I also figured out why I like your quilt better than the ones that were pictured in the book....your strips are cut at 1 1/2 inches rather than 2 1/2. That means more of the pattern will show up in the lap size quilt that I want to make. Thanks again for doing this!!

    Dina

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    Loved this tutorial. So easy to understand, and I love the quilt. Maybe someday! ! !
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    thanks Jean, u dont know how much i appreciate u for doing this, u r a great teacher and one very nice person. Im honored for knowing u thru this board! Again, thanks for taking the time to explain!! Grammy of 4

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