Monday, January 12, 2015

Tiles Quilt Top Finish

At the Fat Quarterly retreat back in June 2014, I registered for a class with Amy Smart for a quick pieced quilt top.   Although I had the little scrappy blocks pieced in no time, I could not seem to get myself organized to piece the rows on point and to add the little (already cut) triangles to the end of each row.  All it took was a day at home over the Christmas break and this pretty was done!


I absolutely love it.  I wish I used a wider variety of strips for strip piecing to give a more scrappy appearance to the tiles.  That said, I love how the colors sing together and one doesn't dominate.  I choose to use two Denyse Schmidt fabrics on the borders - the aqua one finishing at 2 inches wide and the plaid will finish at 3 inches wide.  They give it a bit of a retro vibe.


Now, I live in Galway.  It's not known for it's glorious weather, but is instead associated with insane wind, sideways rain and cloud cover.  The day of this photo shoot was suitably challenging.  I leave you with the out-takes.  I'm off to sort out a back and get it on the frame for quilting!  Woo hoo!




19 comments:

pennydog said...

Great finish! How are you going to quilt it?

Annabella said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! IT's amazing how a simple block can make such a stunning design - have mentally added this to my bucket list :-)

charlotte said...

Wonderful quilt. I love the out takes too.

Jo Robertson (thejoyofthehousetomyself) said...

I'm glad it didn't take off completely! Lovely quilt, the colours look perfect

Leanne said...

That is a lovely quilt, you are going to have fun quilting it too.

Sarah said...

Looks like you might have had to chase it! It's a really pretty top and I think it's quite a good scrappy mix even if you think you should have added a little more.

Missy Shay said...

It turned out great! I'm making a baskets quilt that will be on point, I do not have a pattern and have never made a quilt like that, so it will be interesting to see how it turns out.

Sharon J. Hughson said...

I love the wind pics of your beautiful quilt. Gives it a stained glass look.

quirkyhannah said...

Gorgeous top Cindy! Especially love the outtakes. One definitely to add to my list :)

Henry's Shed said...

Oh! I love it too! I don't think I have seen this quilt pattern before, it is lovely! xx

Judith, Belfast said...

Love the colours and simplicity of this quilt. It's been blowing a hooley here too! Jxo

Jodie Zollinger said...

Love it!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love it!

Canadian Abroad said...

It's beautiful! But are you in intravenus caffeine? The amount you're getting done these days!

Tina said...

Ooh, this is really fab - love the bright colours!

Michele T said...

I love this pattern, beautiful!!!

Nicky said...

Great top and outtakes! I like it when the quilt seems to dance in the wind - as long as it doesn't take off!

Katy Cameron said...

It looks fab! If it had been here, well, it wouldn't have been any more, it would be halfway to Norway the way our winds have been! They've been bringing snow this week too, lovely...

Catrin Lewis said...

Another beauty x

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