Sunday, June 14, 2015

Tiles quilt along

Yay!  My very first quilt along!  Meet ''Tiles''.

I will be guest posting over at Bear Creek Quilting for a few weeks with several posts showing the fabric requirements, cutting, pressing, assembly, and even a little about quilting on a DSM (domestic sewing machine).

 This quilt pattern was inspired by a tile floor layout, so I named it ''Tiles''.   The first pic is the mock up using random low-volume Moda prints.

The second is a mock up of Ambleside by Brenda Riddle for Moda (what I used for the original Tiles quilt).

Hubby thought I should call it ''Static'', so maybe the second quilt I make from the pattern will be called Static.  My *plan* is to make a second one anyhow - from my stash and a little bit different color choice layout.

 If you came over from the Bear Creek Quilting blog, you probably noticed that I promised a couple different fabric layout options using solids.

My quilt for the quilt along will be using this layout:

I think this variation makes the 1'' tiles stand out so much more!

You could also alternate a solid in the 1'' tiles:
Which also makes the tiny pieces stand out just a bit more than the original.  I think I like the contrast better of the first variation though :)

44 fat quarters (or 40 if you use a Moda Fat Quarter Bundle - they are a generous 18.5'' wide)

If you want to alternate a solid in the entire quilt, the fabric requirements are:
22 Fat quarters (or 5 1/4 yards) prints  (20 if you use Moda precuts or your FQ's are at least 18.5'' wide)
5 1/4 yards solid

If you want to alternate a solid in JUST the 2'' squares, the fabric requirements are:
30 FQ's prints
3.5 yards solid

I have started a Flickr group to share your pictures if you plan to join in the quilt along!  It is also where you can ask questions if you have any :)  is the link to the group.  I would love emails too if you don't want to join the group - but I would love to see questions asked on the group because then everybody joining in can see the questions/answers :)

I can't wait to get started!

So, head on over to Bear Creek Quilting blog and start gathering your fabric! :)



  1. So I am very late to this party!! But I simply must make this for my husband!! Maybe even before I make a 9 patch Posie!!