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Celtic Squares Block

By: Judy Martin for judymartin.com

Celtic Squares Block
Celtic Squares Block
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The Celtic Squares Block is everything you'd expect from a Judy Martin pattern: elegant, unique, and understated. This quilt block tutorial ties various elements together, marrying the feel of a log cabin quilt block pattern with interlocking rings or even a rail fence quilt pattern. The knot design is surprisingly easy to put together if you follow the strip quilting techniques laid out in the tutorial. This quilt block is the perfect combination of a complex appearance without a complex process. Use the 11-inch block to make DIY table runners, baby quilt patterns, full bed quilts, and more. The design is simple enough to make a full bed quilt pattern manageable, but also lends itself easily to smaller projects. You can't go wrong with the Celtic Squares Block!

Project Type: Make a Project

Quilt Size: 11 inches wide x 11 inches long

Time to complete: In an evening

Primary Technique: Pieced

Difficulty Level: Easy

 

 


 

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Who were the Celts?

The Celtic people lived during the Iron Age and Medieval periods in Europe and much mystery surrounds their origins. The first evidence of the term Celt came from Greek scholars, and many historians argue whether the term Celt was Celtic originally or if it was coined by the Greeks. However, the Celtic people consisted of various groups spread across the continent. Despite the distance between groups, the Celts maintained a common language and artistic style as can be seen above. Celtic art was very ornamental, avoiding straight lines, symmetry, and imitating nature, which was a common artistic style during the time period. Many of the Celtic symbols found in ancient artwork have religious or inspirational meanings, however, these symbols are difficult to decipher since there are few remaining written records from that time. Many people today consider themselves Celtic because of their ancestry especially in Ireland, Wales, Scotland, and northern England. In fact, Gaelic culture is a direct descendant of Celtic. There are still some Celts out there, so keep the culture alive by making this beautiful quilt pattern!

 

 


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I'll try again to add my pictures of this block.

I chose this pattern because I like anything "Celtic". Unfortunately, after I completed the block, I didn't like it enough to make more of them. Part of my problem was too many fabrics which made the whole thing too busy. I didn't want to throw it out and eventually it found a "home". I love it's "new look". This is the center panel of a "postage stamp" quilt I'm "building" from all of the scraps from other quilts I've made.

Can you print a pattern that is saved in your basket? I can't get the text to print...just the illustrations and photos.

This block looks brilliant and if you say it is easy, I think that is my next Quilt block and I think I will make the quilt for my bed as I am the only one without a quilt, I always make them for someone else, hahaha. But this one is mine.thank you.

I'm having the same problem with the Celtic square block page. Between ads and overlaid text, I can't read it.

Hi squeak31958 965375 3! I am sorry you are experiencing issues with our site. Please try and expand your browser window to full screen and you should be able to see the whole thing. If this doesn't work, right click on your mouth and hit save as to save the pattern as a photo and open it from there. We have contacted our tech support to try and fix the problem, but this should help in the meantime. Thanks so much for letting us know. Kaylee, Editor of FaveQuilts

it would be nice to read the yardage!

I want this Celtic square block but can't download? I can't even copy the page because of all ads running over pattern

Hi, Kathleenkelly! There's no need to download anything; this is the full pattern for the block. I don't see any ads on our page--could you take a screenshot of the issue and send it to us via our contact page so that we can try to resolve your issue? Best of luck!

If you're having trouble finding the yardages for this block, see here: http://www.favequilts.com/Bed-Size-Quilts/Celtic-Squares-Yardage-Variations. Happy quilting!

I have tried to put this together, on several occasions, and have decided, the measurements for strips is wrong. "E" should be 7" long, and "C" sometimes changes to 4". Please check these measurements on this pattern, and revise. I am running out of fabric.br br

Hi bcsmall14! Thank you for your message. This pattern was submitted a designer, and we have confirmed with her that the measurements are correct. If you need further hands on assistance, we would suggest taking it to your nearest fabric store or quilt shop. Best of luck, and happy quilting!

I agree. I do not see any yardage gage. How much to buy. Id love to do this quit it excited me the moment I saw it. Help!

Hi nanaweb! We've just added a new project with the yardages for a queen/king quilt and a wall quilt using this design. You can find it here: http://www.favequilts.com/Bed-Size-Quilts/Celtic-S == quares-Yardage-Variations Happy quilting!

Hi nanaweb! We've just added a new project with the yardages for a queen/king quilt and a wall quilt using this design. You can find it here: http://www.favequilts.com/Bed-Size-Quilts/Celtic-S == quares-Yardage-Variations Happy quilting!

Why isn't there a printer friendly page for these directions?

Hi Serenadeinpurple! If you're having trouble printing, we suggest you highlight the text, then right-click on it. You'll get a window that gives you the option to "copy." Do that, and then paste the text into a word document. You should be able print that document that way. Another option is to highlight exactly what you would like to be printed. Then, select print from your drop-down menu, and change your print range from all to selection. Hope that helps!

Think the directions need to state what needs to be cut from background and what needs to be cut from feature fabric.

How about some fabric yardages for each of these colors? The directions are great but I have no idea how much fabric of each color I would need.

Hi busy quilter! We've just added a new project with the yardages for a queen/king quilt and a wall quilt using this design. You can find it here: http://www.favequilts.com/Bed-Size-Quilts/Celtic-S == quares-Yardage-Variations Happy quilting!

I have the same problem as the busy Quilter I still can not find how much yardage and back ground fabric Jean

Hi, Jeanpowelljones! Just click the link that says "Click here to see yardage variations." It will take you to a separate page with added yardage measurements.

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