Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Lots and lots of knots!

I have been driving myself mad with all these knots! Knot after knot….Colonial knots :) Actually I love doing them and when Amanda Brook’s Breast of Friends block was in the Homespun magazine I immediately said …Yes I will do these and not replace it with appliqué.


Look at them all!!


I was supposed to use three strands of thread but didn't read the destructions properly and used two…so of course that meant more knots.

Oh well…I have finished it now and so its onto the rest of the block now and then I can put on the borders and get onto the rest of the blocks.

I want to get this BOM done as there is a new one to come out in Homespun in January...


I finally got from the mail man my parcel from USA with all my *hang on I got to get my bib* fabrics. I am drooling once again…I love getting parcels in the post even if it is if I bought it myself.

Wanna drool with me?




My DH (Dear Husband) asked me if I was going to make something out of these…But of course!! hehehe don't know when, but I will eventually make some delicious things. For now its just look and touch and enjoy.


I got some of them for my Dear Jane quilt I am doing…and must get back into doing some more blocks as its been awhile since I have sewn any.

I have done 20 blocks, so only 205 to go….Not many….Mmmm…

But I am beginning to get some lovely fabrics for it tho as I want to try to do it the same colours and theme as Jane Stickle.


Have you been over to Among the Gum Trees blog to see what my sweet Gumnut sister Vikki from Sew Useful Designs is having for the Freebie?? it’s so cute and you just gotta go over and have a look and download the pattern and make it.

Vikki is also having a giveaway on her blog with her two new deisgns…wow…they are awesome!

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I hope you all are having a wonderful time sewing and doing your thing.

Hugs to all….Vicki

PS….I made our Christmas Cake today and it has heaps of fruit in it and Brandy!! Mmmmm….smells wonderful! I love this one as it will keep for over 2 months.

When it has cooled down I will take a photo of it for you all.

27 lovely people said....:

Ariane said...

I love all those knots. They look great. I can't wait to see the block all done. The fabric is wonderful too.

alice said...

Wow--I think I would have been tied up in knots after all that. It looks amazing. And isn't it nice that are hubbies are so concerned about our fabric stash. Your new colors are yummy. Have fun!! A-

clare's craftroom said...

Vickie those knots really were worth all the effort , it looks fantastic !

Dawn said...

I would be 'knotty' by now... he he
you are very brave and persistant... not me... too slow...
drool drool.. those fabrics are yummilicious......
Hugs Dawn x x x

MARYNAN said...

You will have to have a competition to GUESS how many colonial knots are in the block??

teresa said...

Wow Vicki... you are amazing...those knots!!there's sooooo many.. Well done - it looks terrific. Love the fabrics, can't wait to see what you make with them. I must start my Christmas baking too, the cake sounds delicious mmmmmmm xx

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Hi Vicki,

I have to say my DH would ask the same thing...its most annoying when he intercepts my little naughtinesses...but they are necessary (well one day LOL).

Your colonial knots look amazing. I love the textural look.


Narelle said...

Vicki, Nothing wrong with all those knots but geeeee there are tons and tons they look beautiful. I bet the cake smells devine. Also Vicki where did you get that fabulous material in USA.

GRACIELA said...

Hi Vicki!!!!!!que lindo tu nuevo proyecto, me gusta y las telas son una preciosura, te mando un beso enorme desde Argentina

Terry said...

Wow! Look at all those knots! You're braver than I am to do that! Looks great! :0)

Funoldhag said...

That is so gorgeous! Great job in doing all those colonial knots. I learned how to do them about thirty years ago when I was doing candlewick. They look so nice and are so much better than french knots. Your cake sounds yummy, too.

Cisca said...

Those Knots are gorgeous!!!
greetings, Cisca

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Vicki,
I would be feeling a bit crazy after all those knots, however it looks fantastic. Good on you for sticking to it!
Hm, yummy fabrics. What will you do with the rest of them- Design something new?

blushing rose said...

Compliments to the knotter ... yikes, I'd go crazy. Beautiful work.
anxious to see it finished.

TTFN ~ Marydon

Allie said...

Geez Louise - all those knots - they look SO amazing, Vicki, but that would've driven me crazy, lol! I really want to touch them, they look so neat!
I love all your beautiful fabrics - how long do you think it'll take you to do 205 blocks, lol? I look forward to seeing your finished project! Can't wait to see a pic of your Christmas Cake. We don't have anything like that here.


Who's there??
Knot who??
Knot me--but Tozz and all her little knots!!!!
well--i tried to come up with an original joke!!!!
Love all your knots the lady is looking sooo fine--also love your new fabrics!!
Hugs, Di

Karen said...

That is a ton of knots!

Karen's Korner said...

All that gorgeous fabric. I am looking forward to seeing what you make with it. Keep us posted.

Love the knots - well done.

Cattinka said...

I can´t beliee you have stitched so many knots, it must be 100s of them.
You must be very patient.

Micki said...

I love all of the knots! You did such a wonderful job!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Wow - that's beautiful!! I love stitching designs of french knots but have only ever done a colonial knot once. That BoF block would certainly give me plenty of practice! LOL!!
Well, haven't you got lots of lovely pretties to play with...;-)

Kim D. said...

Very lovely, the knots almost look like a stitched doily. Nice texture and just adorable. Can't wait to see the whole piece. Mmmm your cake sounds yummy.. How about sharing the recipe along with the photo.
Have a wonderful day.

cheryl said...

Wow,, love the knots but think I looove your fabrics more!! lots of greens and browns!

Janey said...

Hi Vicki, Oh my gosh, so many knots. The only knot Im pretty good at is the one I always get in my threads. Hugs Jane xxx

quiltinbysea said...

All those knots! but they do look spectacular.

It's always a good day when fabric is involved but especially good when its a new purchase, thanks for sharing the 'drool'

Jude said...

The french knot dress looks great as does your new fabrics, hope to see some lovely new things coming out soon.


Hi dear, this redwork design is fantastic with a dress of punchnedle.
Please, where can I obtain this pattern?