Give the Quilt a Color Theme or Do Anything-Goes Scrappy!
One simple block creates the overall chain design in this beautiful quilt. Reproduction scraps give it an inviting appeal.
The quilt shown below, by Barbara Bellar-Skladoni, uses the “Garlic Knots” block popularized by Bonnie Hunter. It’s a fun block to play with because the blocks can be configured to create several overall designs.
Quilt by Barbara Bellar-Skladoni.
It’s an easy block to make, too, and goes together fairly quickly. The chain layout shown here is wonderful in many color combinations and border treatments.
“Garlic Knots” block found on Pinterest.
“Garlic Knots” quilt made by Aby from Aby Quilts.
“Garlic Knots” quilt with prairie points found on Pinterest.
“Garlic Knots” quilt with pieced border found on Pinterest.
You’ll find many more examples here.
Instructions for a 6″ block are found in Bonnie’s “Addicted to Scraps” column in the Jan/Feb ’14 issue of Quiltmaker (find it here). See the blocks laid out another way and get instructions for a baby quilt here.
A free pattern for the block, in this case, called “Arrowhead Puzzle”, can be found here. This is for a 12″ block. To convert it to a 6″ block start with 2″ squares instead of 3 1/2″.
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