Friendship Knot Quilt Blocks

Over the past couple of months, I have been working on several different quilts, including Seven Sisters, Triangle, Grandmother’s Flower Garden Star and these Friendship Knot quilt blocks. I wrote a post about this pattern in 2010 when I only had one block finished — now there are five. That works out to be about one block every eight months or so, but I actually made the four new blocks in the past two weeks.

Every few months I get an inquiry about this pattern, which was published in Quilter’s Newsletter in April, 1984, as part of a series on scrap quilts.  I pretty much copied the QN quilt design, because I loved the look of the scrappy curved pieces next to the lighter background prints — my quilts usually have more solid spaces.  Something else different about these blocks is that they contain a lot of new fabric, including the solid red and red print diamonds, as well as the background fabric.  All of the multicolored prints are vintage Double Wedding Ring pieces (big fat ones), re-cut to fit this pattern.  My blocks are 15″ and are hand pieced.

UPDATE 7/2014:  I have added the second page of templates.  Click on each instruction page until images are enlarged to full size. Right-click on an image to save to your computer. Open the .jpg file and instruct your printer to scale the image to fit an 8 1/2″ x 11″ letter-sized piece of paper.  Your G square should print at 2″, and on the second page, the longest straight side of the E piece should be 4 3/8 “.  This will make a 15” block.









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