Illusion Quilts Made Easy: Slip Knot Quilt Pattern

Slip Knot Quilt Nancy Zieman

Illusion Quilts Made Easy: Slip Knot Quilt Pattern

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Slip Knot Quilt Nancy Zieman

There’s something magical about quilts. Perhaps it’s the creative process of selecting color combinations, arranging the blocks to create an overall pattern, or simply enjoying the satisfaction of a well completed project. Illusions Quilts allow quilters and sewists to experiment with hues of color and arrangement of blocks to trick the beholder’s eye into believing the illusion. Based on half-square triangles (HST’s), the illusion quilts are easy to sew and to enjoy.

Slip Knot Quilt Nancy Zieman CoverThe Illusion Quilts Made Easy book features nine quilt patterns and details to create your next quilted illusion. Get your copy at Nancy’s Notions.

The book includes instructions for creating half-square triangles using two different techniques:

  • The Point-to-Point Method—using the No-Hassle Triangles Gauge, the Quick Quarter Ruler, or a quilting ruler.
  • Easy Half-Square Triangles Template method of making multiple half-square or quarter-square triangles from two squares of fabrics.
Easy Half-Square Triangles Template by Nancy's Notions

Quilt Collage Nancy Zieman Illusions

Spotlight on the Slip Knot Quilt Pattern

Ropes, in hues of blue, intertwine and knot around this quilt top. Close observation reveals that the illusion of knots is created within carefully positioned half-square triangles. Learn to make the 72″ x 72″ Slip Knot Quilt pattern using a monochromatic color scheme and your sewing machine. Here are the highlights:


  • 1-3/4 yd, Fabric A—dark blue
  • 1-3/4 yd, Fabric B—light blue
  • 2-1/2 yd, Fabric C—white
  • 5/8 yd. binding
  • 4-1/2 yd. backing
  • Batting
  • Non-Permanent Marking Pen

Note from Nancy: Yardage is based on a 42″/43″ fabric width.


Note from Nancy: The instructions below feature half-square triangles made using the Point-to-Point Method,  the No-Hassle Triangles Gauge Method, or the Two at a Time Technique with the Easy Half-Square Triangles Template.

Cut fabric for HST’s:

  • Cut five 9-7/8″ crosswise strips of Fabric A.
  • Cut two 9-7/8″ crosswise strips of Fabric B.
  • Cut three 9-7/8″ crosswise strips of Fabric C.
  • Subcut the strips into squares for HST’s. Pair two Fabric A strips right sides together with two Fabric B strips; subcut into six 9-7/8″ squares.
Slip Knot Instructions 1
  • Pair three Fabric A strips, right sides together, with three Fabric C strips; subcut into ten 9-7/8″ squares.
Slip Knot Instructions 2
Using your favorite method above, mark, stitch, cut, and press the HST’s (half-square triangles) needed for this quilt as shown in diagram below and in the Illusion Quilts Made Easy book.

Cut fabric for Solid Colored Squares (SCS)

  • Cut three 9-1/2″ crosswise strips of Fabric B; subcut into twelve 9-1/2″ squares.
Slip Knot Instructions 3

  • Cut five 9-1/2″ crosswise strips from Fabric C; subcut into twenty 9-1/2″ squares.
Slip Knot Instructions 5
Arrange the Quilt Blocks
  • Assemble the quilt top by first arranging completed blocks on a work surface or design wall as shown:
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  • Stitch the blocks into rows. Press seams flat, then press to one side in the opposite direction of the previously constructed row.
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  • Stitch rows together; aligning seam intersections and nesting seam allowances to complete the quilt top.
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For more ideas on making quilts with half-square and quarter-square triangles, watch No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks on Sewing With Nancy online.

NoHassle1 2Triangles SewingWithNancy

For a chance to win a copy of Illusion Quilts Made Easy  from Nancy’s Notions, please leave a comment sharing which two-color scheme is your favorite for quilts.

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  • Stoney Monte
    January 17, 2017

    Red and White are my fave for two color quilts.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Anne Z.
    January 17, 2017

    I love blue and yellow.

  • diane c
    January 17, 2017

    white with just about any other color — depending on what or who I am making it for

  • Shaela Forbes
    January 17, 2017

    Greens and very pale peachy colour appeal to me

  • Susan Spiers
    January 17, 2017

    I love a deep turquoise and brown-very sophisticated & pretty! Thank you, Susan

  • Barbara M
    January 17, 2017

    Classic blue and white is my favorite. Beautiful patterns, hope I win!

  • Vicky
    January 17, 2017

    I love a blue and pale yellow color combination.

  • Dee
    January 17, 2017

    Red and white is my favorite with blue and white a close second, then there is grey and yellow, you can’t go wrong with a two color quilt.

  • Rosalind Gutierrez
    January 17, 2017

    Lilac and Green make a nice combination in a quilt.

  • Gale Betterly
    January 17, 2017

    Red and white is my favorite, but when I’m working on a Quilts of Valor quilt, I include blue and love doing unique shapes to help honor those who have so honorably served us.

  • Virginia Zimmer
    January 17, 2017

    Just finished a black & white quilt. Actually, it has 5 small squares of a red “cartoon” type cat. I name all the quilts I make & this one is named, “Nothing is ever just Black& White.”

  • Diane F
    January 17, 2017

    I love the contrast of two colors. I’m into imagining soft yellow or light gray as a good contrast for a brighter palette. White may remain a favorite, but I have yardage larger than scraps to get used! Thanks for opportunity to win a book.

  • Linda E in AZ
    January 17, 2017

    Red and black are favorites of mine although I usually also use black & white with them.
    Great looking pattern!

  • Janice Hobbs
    January 17, 2017

    Blue and white always look stunning together!

  • Florence Dupuis
    January 17, 2017

    Shades of blue. Favorite colors of my granddaughter and I owe her a new quilt.

  • BevM
    January 17, 2017

    Any combination using blue is my favorite. I like blue and yellow, but also blue and purple.

  • Dori N
    January 17, 2017

    I would like to create the Black/Red on a tone on tone white background….This would be a great one for a very modern and crisp look.

  • Louise Haddon
    January 17, 2017

    Black and Red is always a stunning combo.

  • LoAnn Trowbridge
    January 17, 2017

    My favorite is blue and white, since I LOVE blue. I also like red and white and black and white. Any color looks great when doing half square triangles with white.

  • Shirley Hessler
    January 17, 2017

    I am anxious to make a red and white quilt. Those quilts have always caught my eye.
    I recently saw a yellow and white quilt that was beautiful.
    I’m getting inspired.

  • Cindy M
    January 17, 2017

    It’s a toss up between red/white and blue/white!

  • Judy W.
    January 17, 2017

    For me, hands down, it’s blue & white. There’s something so refreshing about that combination.

    I love working with half-square triangles, so I appreciate the chance to win this book. Thanks so much!

  • Twyla
    January 17, 2017

    Brown and Cream are my favorite colors. Thanks for the chance to win your book!

  • diane
    January 17, 2017

    I would work with analogous colors that contrast enough to be interesting but not glaringly contrasting to hide any imperfections in sewing.

  • Samina
    January 17, 2017

    I favor dark blues & creams, especially in batiks.

  • Judie Sparling
    January 17, 2017

    I am in a bright yellow and medium to dark gray mode these days. The illusion quilts are art quilts.

  • Pat J
    January 17, 2017


  • Traci
    January 17, 2017

    I’ve always loved classic blue and white but life would be boring if you stuck with one color combination. I’ve been trying out new combinations to me. Just finished a black and white quilt and starting a pink and mint. Thanks Nancy for all the wonderful ideas!

  • Brenda L.
    January 17, 2017

    Black and Blue, but only in quilts – tee hee hee!

  • Pat Bloomfield
    January 17, 2017

    I love white or black with any of the cooler (blue, green, purple) palate colors.

  • Lori
    January 17, 2017

    i love bright colors……so I would probably choose blues but bright blues……..

  • janis engel
    January 17, 2017

    I love purple and green, along with blue and yellow. Love all your products and catalog.

  • Ruth A. Pray
    January 17, 2017

    I like color aqua and white combo

  • KayZee
    January 17, 2017

    The classic blue and white combo is a winner for me.

  • Lynne Webb
    January 17, 2017

    Actually I have several favorites. Deep purple and a very pale lavender or lilac; blue and yellow, blue and white, black and white are the ones I use the most.

  • Ilana
    January 17, 2017

    I generally like black and any bright color but lately I feel myself gravitating toward white as one of the colors. I love red and white, blue and white, pink and white and the list goes on.

  • Ruth
    January 17, 2017

    I am in the shades lavender and purple mood. Typically I prefer red and white.

  • Dawn
    January 17, 2017

    I love Black and Red!

    January 17, 2017

    Blue has always been my favorite color but-…I am
    envisioning the use of a very light pink and a rose. I think
    that would be a stunning quilt!

  • Martha Drabiski
    January 17, 2017

    I have deep turquoise & very light turquoise that I have been wanting to make into a quilt & I think this would be the perfect way to use my stash.

  • janet walters
    January 17, 2017

    greens and browns are one of my favorite combinations for 2 color quilts

  • Melody Smith
    January 17, 2017

    I really like the teal/aqua with black, it just so bright and cheerful but not overwhelming.

  • Vicky K.
    January 17, 2017

    I’m definitely a “blue”! I think I would choose batiks. Love the idea of making an illusion quilt! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • GretaMom
    January 17, 2017

    Love the look of the quilt in either pink and gray or red and white – my favorite colors!

  • randi knott
    January 17, 2017

    the most dramatic one I have seen was done in red and black. this would be nice to do for our daughter as her wedding colors were red and black.

  • Lois Kitto
    January 17, 2017

    Interesting how many of us would choose blue and white.
    I would, too, but then I began to think about the batik colors
    and then would choose turquoise and beige-browns.

  • Melody S
    January 17, 2017

    I love the teal/aqua with black it’s so bright and cheerful but not overwhelming. Would love to make one as my next project.

  • Karen
    January 17, 2017

    Purple and yellow add some color to my life.

  • Dorothy
    January 17, 2017

    First I am very interested in trying the half square method you shared on the video. I have a terrible time getting them to size, so this quilt would be a good starting point and I love the design. Greens are my favorite color, so that would be my choice.

  • Karen
    January 17, 2017

    Purple and yellow look great together!

  • Marlyn Moore
    January 17, 2017

    Lately, yellow and dark gray are most appealing to me –

  • Pat
    January 17, 2017

    I love the look of red and white. I think this combination would be outstanding for any of the illusion quilts shown in today’s blog. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

  • Jeri Rohl
    January 17, 2017

    I think I would use a dark green and a gold. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  • Faye
    January 17, 2017

    I have a love for yellow. now I like it combined with lime green or light gray, just seems to catch my eye. I sure could enjoy your book of illusions.

  • Susie Furgason
    January 17, 2017

    My favorite color is purple so anything that I can pair with purple…red or white or black or teal. I like many color combinations, it depends on the quilt and the person I’m making it for. Thank you for this great pattern and the opportunity

  • rebecca weers
    January 17, 2017

    aqua & black or red v& white

  • Lillian K
    January 17, 2017

    I would choose a red & white OR black and white color scheme. This book opens up many new possibilities for me.

  • Opal Rupp
    January 17, 2017

    I am drawn to many color combos. Red and white, Greys and teals. Black and white, Black, greys and reds, Blue and white. The ideas are endless. Thank you for the inspiring ideas.

  • Karen
    January 17, 2017

    Asking me to pick my favorite color is like asking me to pick my favorite child. LOVE ‘EM ALL!!! I tend to lean toward the reds, purples and aqua.

  • Geri Beam
    January 17, 2017

    Black and white is my favorite two color scheme. I sometimes throw a little yellow in to make it pop.

  • Karen A
    January 17, 2017

    I like turquoise and brown together.

  • Kathy Luehrs
    January 17, 2017

    I’m a blue girl – love blue and yellow

  • Nancy Powell
    January 17, 2017

    I love black and white with a pop of color. It’s classic and can be very striking. The pop of color can be a lime green, an aqua, red, yellow, or about any color. It adds the fun.

  • Lois M Van Ackern
    January 17, 2017

    I love Turquoise and lime green together. This is an awesome design. Thanks for offering the giveaway

  • Cheryl M
    January 17, 2017

    This week it is blue and yellow.

  • Jacque Horner
    January 17, 2017

    Forest green and white with an accent of black to cover my husband’s school colors. Your new ruler looks like a must have for me. I’d love to try all the patterns.

  • Tammy
    January 17, 2017

    My two favorite would be teal and a little purple. Or teal and green. Green is my favorite color so anything along that family line would strike me. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Joy Stone
    January 17, 2017

    I would use Black and Red to make my Illusion Quilt. After reading the comments from others, I realize that I would like to try many of their ideas as well.

  • Theresa
    January 17, 2017

    I like earth tones such as batik greens and browns.

  • Ann McCarthy
    January 17, 2017

    My favorite is a bright green and purple!!

  • Marie Kozma
    January 17, 2017

    This block would be perfect for a man’s quilt made from civil war fabrics of muted reds, blues, grays, and tan. My husband would love it!

  • Gloria Lundblad
    January 17, 2017

    I’m a blue fan and really like the blue combination you show. I would also like to try a blue and yellow combo.

  • Kathy S
    January 17, 2017

    Gold and burgundy are a Christmas favorite.

  • Julie
    January 17, 2017

    I’m on a teals and browns run lately

  • Gina M
    January 17, 2017

    I’d probably make it for my adult daughter; she likes gray(s) and black(s) on the white background. I *love* blocks that look difficult, but are easy. I am intrigued by the Easy Half-Square Triangles Template. It was not shown, however, in the video.

  • Yvonne M.
    January 17, 2017

    I love bright colors, and black makes them pop, so a
    rich aqua or a hot pink or better yet, a strong purple
    would make my quilt.

  • Mary Green
    January 17, 2017

    I’ve always wanted to make a red and white quilt but I’m trying to use up my stash nowadays and I have lots of blues, so I’m guessing my next quilt will be blue and white.

  • Mary Green
    January 17, 2017

    i tried posting but was told it was a duplicate so will simply say my stash is full of blues so I think a blue and white quilt is on my horizon.

  • Tina
    January 17, 2017

    I would make it in blues and greens

  • Linda Shumway
    January 17, 2017

    I love Illusion Quilts. I have found myself drawn to Traditional quilts that have one or two block that make the eye believe it sees other blocks form. That’s the thrill I got looking at this post. Looking forward to a black and white quilt soon.

  • Lorri
    January 17, 2017

    My favorite would be purple and green. Thanks!

  • Karen B.
    January 17, 2017

    My favorites are gem colors paired with a charcoal or black for contrast. I also like these colors dark with white.
    Thank you for the giveaway. The book looks great as well as the tool.

  • GAIL
    January 17, 2017


  • Ros
    January 17, 2017

    I love blue and green together. It would be fun to make such a complex block in such an easy way.

  • Mona Dennis
    January 17, 2017

    I would use browns and golds with a little bit of black and white…making my son (who is a State Trooper) a quilt…

  • Rose Burnett
    January 17, 2017

    I love blue and green together. It would be fun to make a
    complex block in such an easy way.

  • janis spencer
    January 17, 2017

    I like the turquoise and browns prints myself. A lot depends on the pattern I am working on. I love your books and thank you for this oppourtunity to win one.

  • Kim M Harrington
    January 17, 2017

    I love blues and whites. Black and white is a favorite too.

  • Pamela Martin
    January 17, 2017

    I love black with almost any color, my first might be a small printed black with a turquoise.

  • Beth B
    January 17, 2017

    Greens and tans are my favorites. I like a variety of green batiks and tan batiks or black.

  • Shirley Clark
    January 17, 2017

    These types of quilts intrigue me! I think it would be fun to play with a few colors before deciding which fabrics to buy.
    I love the colors you chose to use, but I think I’d like to try something in the aqua range.

  • Judy Remington
    January 17, 2017

    Just getting started quilting. Hope to finish my first quilt soon. This would be beautiful in a pink and green combination. I love the illusion look.

  • Shirley
    January 17, 2017

    I love yellow combined with grey or purple or blue my favorites.

  • Agnetta Person
    January 17, 2017

    I think this pattern would work wonderfully for my favorites of Black and tan.

  • Sheila
    January 17, 2017

    I like blues and browns.

  • Susan
    January 17, 2017

    I love to use purple and green. I think this would be stunning using either bright jewel tones or pale tones for a more subdued palate. I personally use bright jewel tones in almost all of my quilts.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win this book. I am so looking forward to making this quilt.

  • Sally Ann Demaray
    January 17, 2017

    My favorite is turquoise and brown

  • Cindy Hoover
    January 17, 2017

    Shades of teal and purple would be my favorites – I buy way too much in these colors, but it is always a pleasure to enter my sewing room and be surrounded by these colors.

  • Susanna Hogan
    January 17, 2017

    My favorite color yellow with orange

  • Jan C
    January 17, 2017

    Blue and white grab my attention

  • P Dixon
    January 17, 2017

    Dark and lite blues

  • Clovis
    January 17, 2017

    I would use the shades of blue or brown. The Illusion book would be a good challenge for me. Thanks for all the giveaways.

  • Rachel Worley
    January 17, 2017

    Love black and white as a 2 color quilt. I hope to making one some time in the future.

  • Donna McGraw
    January 17, 2017

    I would love to win the pattern book. teal is my favorite color –but any combination would look great .

  • Kathy
    January 17, 2017

    Grey and ANY other color!

  • Mary Lou
    January 17, 2017

    I’m very partial to blues, but I’ve been itching for a while to make a purple quilt.

  • Martha
    January 17, 2017

    Beautiful Pattern! My favorite color is blue any shade or variation .

  • Brenda Gates
    January 17, 2017

    I love red and white, with black touches.

  • Sunni
    January 17, 2017

    I enjoy working with blues and I love orange but, of course, must ration the strong colors. Love the illusions and I’m fascinated by the HST template!

  • Gail
    January 17, 2017

    Going to try this in red and black. Think it will be beautiful. Love the design.

  • Sybil Derderian
    January 17, 2017

    My favorites would be a gold and rust or brown, I love fall color quilts! The two tones of blue would be a good combo, too! Thanks for your pattern!

  • Lynn
    January 17, 2017

    I would like to try two shades of green, for the forthcoming spring.

  • Mary
    January 17, 2017

    My son loves black and grey. He loves the optical illusion quilts.

  • Mary Ann Harville
    January 17, 2017

    I love blocks that have more than one way of looking at them. My favorite color is teal so I would use that with a lighter shade of turquoise.

  • Jackie Taxter
    January 17, 2017

    I would love to do this in blue & green. Thanks for the chance to win the give-a-way.

  • Thelma Emory
    January 17, 2017

    I like the shades of green. Love the effects.

  • Deborah Herold
    January 17, 2017

    Blue & White has been my favorite 2 colors in quilts and my life for almost my entire life!!!!!!!!

  • Judie Z
    January 17, 2017

    Blue and White will always be my favorites – I don’t care what color it is as long as it is BLUE!!!!

  • Diane Putzer
    January 17, 2017

    I love blue and green together.

  • Susan T
    January 17, 2017

    Blue and yellow for me.

  • Peggy V
    January 17, 2017

    Blue and light blue!!! Just as shown is my favorite!!!

  • Kay Stanczyk
    January 17, 2017

    I love burgundy with grey. Love the idea of these quilts. I once saw a tile pattern in a church in Poland that I thought would make a nice quilt, like the one with a center diamond and radiating triangles. The center square was red with shades of grey for the rest of the tiles.
    Thanks, Nancy.

  • Patricia Evans
    January 17, 2017

    My favorite 2 color combo would have to be a toss up between a red and white quilt and a black and white quilt. With all the beautiful fabric available, they would make so many different looks.

  • Bonnye
    January 17, 2017

    A nice pattern. I would do it in orange and blue.

  • Jan N.
    January 17, 2017

    Orange and yellow is my favorite color combination at this moment.

  • Deb Frazier
    January 17, 2017

    I think all my color combinations have been mentioned, but I’d probably go with turquoise and white. Won’t win the book, but it’s always fun trying.

  • Cindy Charlton
    January 17, 2017

    Blue and white always speaks to me.

  • Marty
    January 17, 2017

    I’ve been a black-and-white fan but most recently made teal-and-grey project. Next: greens with light tan.

  • Carol Campbell
    January 17, 2017

    This is an amazing pattern and an amazing technique with HST. The ruler is perfect. I’ll have to go with shades of teal or shades of purple. Both grab my attention!

  • debbie
    January 17, 2017

    black and white are a great contrast…

  • Patricia Rhodes
    January 17, 2017

    Just starting out so not sure have lots of block I like the HSTs the best so soon maybe I’ll put together a quilt and learn all the other steps needed for good quilting

  • Gloria Boltz
    January 17, 2017

    Aqua and Silver

    • Gloria Boltz
      January 17, 2017

      Aqua and Silver on Black background

  • Debbie Jarmusik
    January 17, 2017

    Blue and green

  • Marybeth Wells
    January 17, 2017

    Lemon yellow with the multiple of colors in a batik The batik looks like colors dropped on a wet paper and spreads out. Multitude of colors, sea green, yellow, pinks, true blues. The colors are fun to work with and all go with the yellow which I love.

    Thanks BethWells

  • Judy
    January 17, 2017

    Hi Nancy! My favorite color combo is purple and blue! Thanks!

  • Leanda
    January 17, 2017

    Maroon and a rich cream is just a delicious one for me. Gold highlights can be added and I’m in love,

  • GrrannyH
    January 17, 2017

    Blues and whites are my favorite combination; then reds and whites, but I have made many quilts with other combinations that turned out very well and that I liked, like turquoise and browns.

  • Joyce
    January 17, 2017

    Light green and cream are my favorites. Then throw in a little salmon color, love it!

  • Sandy Mazer
    January 17, 2017

    Red and purple are two of my favorites together. not for everyone, i know. Thank you Nancy for all your wonderful instructions. You are truly an inspiration for me.

  • Marilyn Garcia
    January 17, 2017

    My favorite combination is aqua and chocolate brown with a creamy neutral.

  • Edna Marks
    January 17, 2017

    love pinks and grays

  • Stephanie Lyle
    January 17, 2017

    I am a blues kind of girl. I like all shades, tints, and mixes of blue. The two colors that I like the most in a quilt would be a blue of some kind with a grey or green. The twist patterns would be so beautiful is a blue and dark grey.

  • Linda Smith
    January 17, 2017

    I love this !! I have always wanted to make a quilt like this !! I wanna win Pick Me Pick Me

  • Pam Murphy
    January 17, 2017

    Love red and black/gray and white together. Love your videos and patterns. You make everything look so easy! Thank you!

  • Denise Johnson
    January 17, 2017

    I love blues and yellows, gray and yellows are good also

  • Bonnie MacNaught
    January 17, 2017

    Rust and golden yellow would be my choice.

  • Jennifer
    January 17, 2017

    Teal and yellow! My favorite colors for a beautiful quilt.

  • Kathy Renz
    January 17, 2017

    My favorite 2 color combination is red and white.
    Thank you for posting instructions for the slipknot quilt. I would love to make it. I’m a high school math teacher so I appreciate the geometry of quilting and illusion quilts especially appeal to my inner mathematician.
    Thank you!

  • pamela smith
    January 17, 2017

    I would love the quilt in black and shades of khaki. Thanks Nancy for the great pattern and a chance to win your book.

  • Christine M
    January 17, 2017

    Royal Blue and Black!

  • beth d.
    January 17, 2017

    I would do an illusion quilt with blues and yellows. It seems to be so easy.

  • Tina
    January 17, 2017

    Blue and white a bit cold for my house, so lovely rosy pink and white will do it, gorgeous pattern, thank you Nancy! love from Auckland New Zealand (Sunny and warm)

  • Kimberly Hubbard
    January 17, 2017

    I love to combine black with bright colors. I live in the dessert where there is little color. So I make up for it by having color within my home.

  • Cheryl M TX
    January 17, 2017

    Turquoise and black combo is my favorite.

  • Linda Morales
    January 17, 2017

    My favorite color blends are in the brown shades….dark/chocolate and light/beige. All your designs are simply beautiful.

  • Linda Rupe
    January 17, 2017

    I love black and white with a pop of bright color – cobalt and red are two of my favorites. I also like primary colors (think Superman!) and often use these when three are called for.

  • Brenda Ackerman
    January 17, 2017

    That is really a hard choice! Since becoming a quilter, I have discovered that my favorite combination of fabrics tend to change quite often. One of my favorites right now is Teal and White! One of your spectacular patterns shown would be so perfect in those fabric choices, so I am truly hoping to win this book! Thank you for the opportunity and sharing you spectacular talents with us! I continue to learn so many techniques from watching your show! Have a spectacular day!

  • Crystal
    January 17, 2017

    I love so many different color combos. This is actually a really tough question! Grey is my favorite color, so i will go with grey and…white…like stormy skies and kitten fur!

  • Sheila Kester
    January 17, 2017

    My favorite color scheme is blues and greens. There is something about the tranquility of the blues and the earthiness of the greens that just strikes a chord with me.

  • Althea Klosterman
    January 17, 2017


  • Carolyn Balmanno
    January 17, 2017

    Thank you for a delightful pattern.
    Purple & Green
    Black with any color

  • Julie Swinson
    January 18, 2017

    red and white are my favorite color combinations

  • Gail Beam
    January 18, 2017

    I think black and white would be the colors I would choose.

  • Aileen
    January 18, 2017

    I would use two shades of purple to make the block. I think that would be quite beautiful.

  • Sharon M
    January 18, 2017

    Stonehedge by Northcott in the rich tones of sand, tones of turquoise and green. Great pattern! Thank you. Been looking for a pattern for this fabric.

  • Dodi
    January 18, 2017

    purple and cream is my favorite two colour combination

  • Carol Morris
    January 18, 2017

    I tend to go with subtle color combinations for decor as well as clothing, but these quilts are begging for something more dramatic! How about black and gold?

  • Lynn Hursey
    January 18, 2017

    I would do this quilt in black and white fabric. I think it would be stunning!

  • ella ruth
    January 18, 2017

    Thank you for sharing your work with us. You break things down that even I can understand. I think colors like a sunrise would look good. Maybe a yellow and melon or peachy color. Thanks again for sharing. : )

  • ella ruth
    January 18, 2017

    I just watched your tutorial. I am amazed how easy you make these blocks look. I never thought I could do one. Thank you so much. You’re the best. Maybe a lime green and a light purple color would look good. : )

  • Diana S
    January 18, 2017

    Wow! This quilt brings back lots of memories in scouting. All the knots we learned. I will have to make this quilt for each of my grown children as well as myself and husband. What a fantastic illusion! You have made it look so very, very easy! Thank you for all your great ideas!

  • Paula Blair
    January 18, 2017

    Black or Brown with Pink or Red.

  • Lois
    January 18, 2017

    I love the blues, just as Nancy has chosen

  • Debra Lebherz
    January 18, 2017

    Wow. I Love it.. My mind is going a mile a minute thinking of the color’s I could make. Different purple’s, Brown and Tan’s, blues and green’s.. Just so many choices. Thank you so much for the chance to win your book. Fingers crossed.

  • Duane Wiley
    January 18, 2017

    Ice blue and moss green is my pick for this quilt. I have these colors in my living room. I love how you make so many things so easy!

  • Lorainne
    January 18, 2017

    I would like it in southwest colors of adobe and teal

  • Jan Puckett
    January 19, 2017

    So many choices —
    light and dark red
    light and dark green
    light and dark purple
    light and dark blue
    oh….how many can one make?

  • Paula Z
    January 19, 2017

    I’d love this book! My color choices would be purple and turquoise 😀

  • Linda
    January 20, 2017

    I would use multiple combinations of colors, using the patterns as base ideas to create more patterns, as illusions are intriguing!

  • sue
    January 20, 2017

    I would pick teal and dark teal to make my quilt the pattern looks like it would be a challenge. To make.

  • Jennifer Fried
    January 21, 2017

    Blue and white. Cannot get enough !

  • Kristen Britton
    January 23, 2017

    The Slip Knot is what caught my eye. I would love to try it in shades of red and white.

  • Valerie H.
    January 23, 2017

    Blue and yellow are my favorite go-to colors.

  • Virginia
    January 24, 2017

    I would like to try this in black and red with the white background.

  • Linda W
    January 24, 2017

    I would make a rainbow squares quilt out of the pattern, using 2 complementary colors for each square.

  • Gay Ferland
    January 25, 2017

    I would use the dark and medium teal, my favorite colors.

  • Derry G
    January 25, 2017

    Love what black backgrounds do for bright colors. I would use blood red and golden yellow on black.

  • Maggie Drafts
    January 26, 2017

    Love it…….AFTER you untangled the knots!!!! I would make it in black and whitem with a “surprise” half sq. triangle of a beautiful RED, thrown in !!!!!!
    Thanks, Nancy for all you do for us, and may God continue to bless you real good!
    M. Drafts, R.N., OCN

  • Linda Mattson
    January 30, 2017

    You took the mystery out of this quilt pattern. My favorite color is blue in almost any shade.

  • Beverly Wilson
    January 30, 2017

    Thank you Nancy for this beautiful pattern. I would never have guessed that it could be broken down into such easy instructions just by looking at the finished quilt. I will definitely make this. Maybe in purple and green for one granddaughter and pinks for her twin. My grandson would love it in shades of blue. I’m fairly new to quilting. I’ve been watching your show for years and I would love to win your book. God Bless!

  • Sandra Bixler
    January 30, 2017

    Thank you for the instructions. I would love to make this in brown and burgundy for my master bed. And thanks for a chance to win your book.

  • Jill
    February 4, 2017

    I want to make this for my 19 yr old grandson, who is red/green colorblind. So, I think I’d like to do it in the blues and white from your illustration. He’s going to love that it’s not flowers….HA!

  • Canoedragonfly
    February 7, 2017

    I’m going to dive into my stash and see what I come up with! Maybe blues and grays?

  • Melissa
    February 7, 2017

    Pink and blue or lavender and blue.

  • Pam Murphy
    February 9, 2017

    I love how easy you make this pattern look! My choice would be shades of lavender and gray! Thanks for your videos…seeing is believing!!!

  • Amanda B
    February 12, 2017

    I’m so excited about this pattern. For me I love purples and blues, but I think my 12 year old son is going to use this pattern. He’s talking about blue and red on a black background.

  • Susan wood
    February 17, 2017

    I think the quilt should be beautiful in blue and white. I would love to give it a try.

  • Cindy Cooke
    February 23, 2017

    Must I choose? I love the green and black combo…this design is fantastic! The breakdown is even better, and I love the idea of you giving away a copy of the book, which I’d love to have!!!. I’ve been following your show since it first came out except for a couple of years when I lived overseas, and I have learned so much from you. Thanks a million times over, Nancy!

  • Linda
    February 25, 2017

    Love the green. You make it all look so easy. Can’t wait to try this pattern!!

  • Cindy Ba
    March 26, 2017

    Blue and gold is my favourite combination.

  • Marcia Johnson
    April 4, 2017

    I love working with blues and creams! Thank you for all of your tips!!

  • Patti Surian
    April 20, 2017

    Green and Purple are my favorite quilt colors.

  • Pat Korman
    May 10, 2017

    I’ve already started this, based on your instructions, in dark green and cream. Thanks for your clear, easy to understand instructions!

  • Donna
    May 20, 2017

    I would love to make this in Teal & Aqua, Wonderful Pattern.

  • Ruth Schlabach
    June 16, 2017

    I love the pattern and would make it in orange and brown

  • Joni Heath
    July 17, 2017

    I love this pattern and would love to experiment with red calicos. Beautiful

  • Linda
    July 25, 2017

    I love to use illusions with my students and this quilt design would be fun to make for my family. I would love to make an orange and blue quilt for my brother, a graduate of UF!!!!! Go Gators!!!!

  • Kim Mai
    September 6, 2017

    I love a dark purple with a lighter purple for illusion quilts

  • Barbara Allard
    September 8, 2017

    Love this pattern! My grandaughter wants me to make it for her in medium green and brown. How can I say no!!!!

  • Cynthia Dixon
    September 25, 2017

    Red and Black on a light grey background!

  • Carol Thompson
    November 13, 2017

    Green and red on a pristine white, or a white on white snowflake pattern! Maybe because I’m a twin born on Christmas, but this really appeals to me, and I made sure NOT to read any comments in case anyone else said Christmas, too. I am a Cheistmas girl, for sure, the house is covered in Christmas, with three trees. Not a clear space left anywhere! I treasure the decorations that are from my childhood and from my husband’s childhood. CT

  • Christi
    November 28, 2017

    Red and white or blue and white.

  • Sue
    November 28, 2017

    I love blue and white

  • Sharon Edmondson
    November 28, 2017

    Blue and white or red and white would be my favorite choices! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Diane i
    November 29, 2017

    A red and white would be awesome since this is on my bucket list. It would a great memory of Nancy. Thanks.

  • Carol Scott
    December 2, 2017

    Turquoise and white just like the one in the video part 1

  • LinWould love to make ABCda Heckman
    December 9, 2017

    Right now, I like red tone and taupe.

  • Marti Meadows
    December 9, 2017

    Black and red, or maybe blue and orange.

  • debbie
    December 27, 2017

    blue & green

  • Kathryn Fuglie
    March 6, 2018

    Pink, Blue,

  • Shotsie Jones
    March 11, 2018

    I love Nancy’s show. I watch on WCOV TV in Montgomery, AL every Saturday afternoon.

    My favorite colors for her quilt are blue, green and red.

  • Ann Glass
    April 8, 2018

    Light Gray marble background with teal and coral accent. I think I will start working on one tomorrow.

  • Sue Uhal
    August 10, 2018

    I would love to make this for a queen size bed, 90×90. I would use a cream background with sage green and brown for my bedroom. Fall is my favorite time of year.

  • Terri Mathis
    January 16, 2019


    I absolutely love the purple and turquoise color scheme.
    Thank you for the give away.

    Terri Mathis

  • Carol Ann Jones
    March 1, 2019

    shades of yellow and green

  • Blooms & Stitches
    October 29, 2019

    Light and dark purples are my favorite.

  • Marcia McBride
    June 7, 2020

    Purples and blues

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