Thursday, April 4, 2019

DOUBLE DOUBLE - a new tangle!

Tangles: Double Double, Fassett, Pearlz, Tipple
With Sue Jacob's brilliant tri-shape string.
There's a quilt pattern called Double Wedding Rings with a single layer of rings - essentially the front set of rings in this tangle. But I chose the name because of coffee and being Canadian. The Urban Dictionary describes Double Double as "A Canadian term used to describe how you take your coffee - two teaspoons of sugar and two creams." Depending on the size of the cup I may even go triple triple!

Here is the tangle all by itself. As with several other tangles the gray tone is rather important.

Like most square grid tangles this one is based on a simple 'fragment'.

As a fairly regular pattern it can be used to good effect in the background.
Tangles: Double Double, Fassett 
Of course, any square grid can be curved, and here's Double Double in a very curvy space.
Tangles: Double Double, Paizel, Pearlz, Tipple

Make yourself a cup of coffee (however you enjoy it) and give Double Double a try. Or two.
(I hate to support Amazon but if you
really want this mug you can buy it there.)
BTW: It's getting harder and harder to keep track of tangles and names. If this pattern has been presented elsewhere, or if the name has been used already, please let me know!


  1. Fantastic new tangle Margaret - the look of a celtic knot without all the brainache! And plenty of potential to change it up! Thank you!

  2. Let us know if you derive the triple-triple for extra-large coffee cup drinkers. Just don't wind up on a Canadian style caffeine binge - we need you around for inspiration.

  3. Wonderful tiles and a wonderful new tangle!

  4. Wonderful pattern, and I have to agree with Ragged Ray--looks very Celtic, but without all the headache (brain ache) of trying to place everything "just so" in that intricate manner.
    I did have to chuckle at your statement about hating to support Amazon; because of where I live, Amazon has been something of a "life saver," so to speak, for numerous purchases over the last 18 months. Even though we have more Walmarts here than are really necessary (in my opinion), none carries the things I always was able to find in my home town in northern lower Michigan, where I lived my first 64 years and 7 months before moving to mid-Missouri 18 months ago. Now I have to shop online a great deal, or I simply cannot get the very necessary safe-for-me foods I need. I would rather shop locally, but when the stores just don't exist, "Amazing," as a neighbor and I call it, comes to the rescue. But I do agree--I'd rather not support Jeff Bezos and his uber wealth.

  5. Great tangle. I'm all about asymmetry. Thanks for including a sample of that.

    1. It’s curious Linda, when I first started tangling I much preferred the regular, grid type patterns. Now I favour more organic, flows designs. Interesting that I came up with Double Double recently.

  6. I've been looking at Sacred Geometry for awhile and was just watching a couple of videos on YouTube about that today. Synchronicity? LOL But you really need to use a compass to do that well. But now you've shown a way to to do a version of it. I'm going to play with this and see what I can do with no tools but my micron. :-D Thanks Margaret!

  7. I love this tangle! And I love that you showed it in a more random, organic form as well. The filled black background it makes a great tangle to use in a space where you need a dark shape.

  8. Thankyou Margaret for another wonderful tangle gift 🎁 So much appreciate your inspiration! Bless you πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ§‘❤