Cha sgeul-rùin e ‘s fios aig triùir air.
It’s no secret if three know it. Celtic proverb
I have become intrigued with ancient Celtic art. Aidan Meehan has published a series of books of Celtic design that cover the history of the patterns and good instructions for drafting the patterns. I’ve been studying particularly the spiral and knotwork patterns. As quilting is my art expressions, I couldn’t resist incorporating some of the designs into quilts.
The blue triangular knotwork is an Ulbster knot and is seen in the Lindisfarne folio. Most knotwork is seen in stone carvings.
The knotwork was bias binding made out of variegated blue fabric and hand appliqued on to the back piece.
The central design is a triskele roundele. The golden age of triskele roundels was approximately 650-850 AD. The triskele is highlighted with copper colored fancy cording couched around the design.
The background and outside borders are hand crosshatched with a spiral highlighted in each corner.
The piece is approximately 52 x 52 inches and is hand appliqued and hand quilted.