Monday, June 07, 2010

Tile quilt


A few weeks ago this book came in at the shop. Tile Quilt Revival by Carol Jones and Bobbi Finley I was immediately inspired by the antique quilts in the book.


Love this version. It is a kind of story-tell quilt and great way to use novelty fabrics.

I had to try one block to see if I like it. It is something out of my comfort zone to make.
I love it that it is so easy to use scraps in this block. It was really fun to make, but it is very busy looking ... it is very crowded on the piece of cotton :-) Think I have to make a few more blocks to see if I like it and if I want to make a whole tile quilt. In the meantime I keep looking at these quilts, I am really intrigued with these quilts.



Lucy

24 comments:

Meredith said...

Your block is very pretty. The creators of antique quilts were very creative. Creating blocks like this would probally change the kind of fabric I buy. Large flowery fabric (Broderie perse )

Loris said...

I saw this book but didn't look inside. Thanks for 'opening' it up for me :-) Very interesting blocks!

Annette said...

I LOVE the block you made. Very pretty. I have never seen a quilt like this before. I'm intrigued now.

ale balanzario said...

I love your block , you made a great job with it. Looks like an interesting quilt to make,
thanks for share it

sewprimitive karen said...

I'm fascinated by this style, too. Your block is so pretty; I hope you make a few more just to make sure :-)

ria vogelzang said...

Wow Lucy, I just love that little block you made!!
I think I will be over in the shop soon to buy that book!! Just love the scrappy looks of those quilts!
When you made more of those blocks I sure would love to see them!!!!
Enjoy the experience!

Karen said...

Very interesting. I saw something on another blog in the last few days about a tile quilt they were making. Much different than yours but still the same type technique. I like your block with the flower center.

julieQ said...

HI Lucy...very pretty tile work! My mother made one quilt in this method, and it is just wonderfully soft. Enjoy!

be*mused jan said...

I purchased this book and then got involved with other projects. Your post (and block!) are prompting me to dig it out to look at again tonight.
*My list grows longer....*

Janet said...

Your block is lovely! The flower in the center is so pretty. It looks like an interesting book.

Janet said...

It's a lovely block, I have had the book on my list so it was nice to see some pictures.

Lea said...

Wow, your block is so beautiful. I actually met carol and Bobbi at the quilt show and saw some of her quilts. I do love those antique quilts in this book too. Thinking about make those repro one day. :-)

Miriam said...

I love your block, especially the rose in the centre.

Diane said...

Uh Lucy, don't give up yet! Your first block turned out great. Like any new skill, it will get easier with practice. Tile quilts are riotous puzzles of shapes and colors. The more blocks, the merrier!

Ann at Prairie Primrose said...

Oh no! Something new to try! I love it. It really is a block where anything goes.

the ark said...

I have this book in my Amazon
"wish list" (along with MANY other books!)but I haven't purchased it yet because I wanted more pics/info on the type of quilts before I invested in it. Thanks for giving me a peek into it and I can't wait to see what else you come up with!
Tricia

marion said...

I looked around at your blog, you've made such lovely things. And that book, super. I'll visit your blog more often.

Heidi said...

Hello Lucy! It has been very long since I stopped in to visit your blog. I love your first tile quilt block. These are such beautiful quilts and seem to be becoming a trend now again.

I enjoyed seeing your huswif which used to be called hussifs. I have a tutorial online on NeedleNecessities for the one I designed for our quilt group a number of years ago.

Hugs en groetjes ~
Heidi

nicolette said...

Hoi Lucy, ben helemaal vergeten naar dat boek te kijken vanochtend!...

Wat leuk je weer even gezien en gesproken te hebben en wat heerlijk om in die stapel stoffen te grasduinen! Ik heb vanmiddag alles gevouwen tijdens de voetbalwedstrijd en ben blij met de prachtige buit!
Tot ziens maar weer!

sewplay said...

I love the block too and I think a whole quilt would look great. I must say it doesn't look too easy too make!

Sandra Henderson said...

wanted to tell ya about my GIVEAWAY!~can't remember if I saw you name or not... ends tonite at midnight. :)

Cindy N. said...

I have this book to and have looked through it many times. It is interesting...maybe I need to try a block or two as well. Thanks for the peek at your block!

La MaƱosa said...

Oh, I love your block! I just picked this book up recently myself and have been appliqueing the Lotus quilt. I'm really enjoying it!

I look forward to seeing your upcoming blocks, even if you decide it's not for you.

Marijke Vroomen-Durning said...

I would love to try the quilt block, but I am a handquilter, so I wonder how I would do it with the backing on the block.