I thought this would satisfy my obsession, but alas, it wasn't to be. With the 4th of July rapidly approaching, I had a yen to sew with patriotic fabrics, so out came the red and blue scrap bins. Suddenly, this little table topper appeared on my design wall. I'm calling it "Nautical Knots".
Just in case, anyone else is having garlic knots or arrowhead puzzles swarming in their heads, here is a short tutorial on the one I drafted.
Nautical print - 1/2 yard
Red accent - FQ
Kona Snow background - 1/4 yd.
For each block, cut the following;
6) 2-1/2" squares of nautical print
2) 2-1/2" squares of red accent
4) 2-1/2" squares of background
2) 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangles of background
Make 2 small blocks in this configuration with a background rectangle and square,
Make 2 small blocks in this configuration with two nautical squares, an accent square, and a background square.
Make a larger 4-patch with your four components in this configuration.
This completes the 8-1/2' knot block. To make the topper, make four of the knot blocks and arrange with the four blocks as the center. My inner border was cut 1-1/4" to finish at 3/4" and my outer border was cut at 3-1/2 to finish at 3". The topper will finish at 23".
If you get the urge to make one of these, be sure to share it in the comments section.
Have a great 4th of July!