Friday, January 21, 2011

Tile quilt


I made some more tile blocks. I'm very inspired by these kind of quilts. There is not much written about the technique, history and the quilts. Barbara Brackman made a great post with some interesting links. In the first chapter of the book Tile revival you can find more about the history. American History wrote also an article. And look at this block. What an inspiration. I made my heart block inspired by it. I would love to see the whole quilt. Need to find out where I can find it. If you know can you tell me where I can see this quilt. Thanks!


Each block is a quilt in itself don't you think.



The blocks together looks a bit busy to me. I still don't know if I'm going to make a bed size quilt with them. In the meantime they are very addicting to make, let's see how it grows. I have ideas for more blocks. More personal, so I can make a story telling quilt of it.

Lucy

44 comments:

*karendianne. said...

Lucy, these are likely to linger with me thru the days to come. I really love them. Thanks for sharing! *karendianne.

Kathie said...

they look so good together, I can't wait to see more.
I hope you add more personal things to each block, maybe some dutch fabric or symbols that are important to you.
have fun with it though!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Those are really cool! I like them together! What a lot of fun! Almost like putting a puzzle together

Karen said...

Such an interesting block technique. I like the heart block the best of all you show.

MARY PERNULA said...

I think this is the coolest thing ever, thanks so much for sharing, this is a good way of using a bunch of left overs. HUGS MARY

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Love these wonderful blocks. Reminds me of broken dishes that have a mosaic flare.

beth said...

Wow! love these blocks!

Sara said...

your work is so beautiful!

Sheila said...

These are very interesting blocks. Can't wait to see more!
Sheila H.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Very unique! Thank you for sharing this fun idea.

Carolyn :)

Madiza said...

I love them !I am waiting for more ! Best regards Madiza

Fiesta said...

Lucy, it looks very nice. Almost like crazy quilting. Is there bias on top?

Ann said...

Hello Lucy, they are very nice, I especially like the heart block and the centre flower block. Is it a cream fabric or bias between the fabrics?

Meredith said...

Here is a photo you may have seen this one. http://museum.msu.edu/glqc/collections_1998.076.1.html

sandra said...

What a great way to use up odd sized scraps. I look forward to seeing this quilt progressing.

La Mañosa said...

The blocks are beautiful! I like what you said about each block being a quilt in itself. I look forward to seeing what story you tell with them.

Quiltjane said...

Your tiles are beautiful. I have the book too and it is on my list of projects to make. I might start with a pillow.

Janet said...

I love your tile blocks and the little pieces set in make it really interesting. My favourite is the bird.

Heidi said...

I got this book a few months ago, and was inspired to try this method. Seeing your wonderful blocks has got me itching to start!

Barb said...

these tile blocks look great and each one has its own personality!
I'm making rag balls - it's fun! thanks for the idea.

PatchworkRose said...

Lucy your blocks are not too busy. They will look wonderful in a quilt.Love the flower applique.
Keep having fun
Cheers
Lynne

julieQ said...

Your tiles are just so pretty! My mother made a quilt in this pattern...we all love it!

Sylvia said...

These are so pretty. I think dark sashing in between would look really nice.

Ayala Levinger said...

Oh I love your blocks! Love the idea of tile quilt

Lisa said...

They are wonderful on their own, but the effect of them together is stunning. Keep going!

Jenn said...

I just got this book for Christmas and am looking forward to making some quilts. Your blocks are inspiring!

ria vogelzang said...

What lovely tile blocks!! They really are all quilts in themselves!
Just love them!
Whish I had more time....... (zucht/sigh...)
Groetjes, Ria.

Daniëlle said...

Each and every block is a real piece of art! Curious how the whole quilt will turn out! have a great weekend, hugs,Daniëlle

T's Daily Treasures said...

I have never seen this type of block before. Absolutely gorgeous! Maybe you could put some solids in there so it wouldn't seem too busy. Certainly each one is unique and beautiful. Best wishes, Tammy

Brad Fallon said...

Yes I agree that each block is already a quilt itself and when when you put everything together, you get a whole nice picture. Absolutely beautiful!
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Laura in IA said...

Just lovely. Go to

http://www.quiltstudy.org/collections/search.html

Search and you will find two tile quilts to look at if you have not already seen them.

sassy mia said...

I love this! It is so darling! Look how talented you are!
www.sassymia.blogspot.com

Colleen said...

I like your quilt.
I love also the color and the design of course.

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Annemieke said...

Leuke blokken! Het zijn op zich al een soort kunstwerkjes, ik blijf ernaar kijken. Ik heb weleens een boek erover gevonden op amazon maar dat heb je ook al zelf. Verder lees ik nooit dat iemand hiermee bezig is.

Succes en goed weekend,
groetjes
Annemieke

Катаринка said...

Beautiful...

fialka012 said...

Hezké...

Sujata said...

I absolutely love your tile quilt. I agree that it makes each block feel like an individual quilt.

Marijke Vroomen-Durning said...

Very nice. Although the blocks are busy when put together, if you would put a sashing in between, I think they would set the blocks off nicely and then tone down any concerns you have about them buying busy.

I really like what you've done.

Renovationbloviatrix said...

I love tile and tiling, so these are very appealing. I don't think they are too busy, but if someone really thought so, a more monochromatic color scheme would probably tone it down. Where do you start with each square? In the center? and then work your way out to the edge?

I am Just One Mom said...

your tile quilt is most interesting. there are numerous tile mosaics in our porcelain floors. it is hard for me to stop looking at your "tiles."
Were you tempted to do them as raw edge instead of needle turn applique? You do such lovely work. And to see your work "in progress" is a look into hands and heart. Love it. Thank you for sharing.

Ira Mency said...

I love your blog I could live here within it's pages. So lovely , enjoyable, and I love your posts!

Paulina said...

Lucy idónt know this type of quilt
"tile quilt", it interesting and i make maybe, thank for your post.

Jean C said...

The tile quilt blocks are wonderful. Our study group (in Minnesota) recently studied crazy quilts and a few examples of tile or stone wall pieces were shown and the difference in construction discussed. Several of us said, "I want to make one." Your blog entry on them makes me think of doing a series of blocks or a small doll quilt. I have too many 'big' projects going already but you know how easy it is to find yourself on a detour.

"TELA MARINERA" said...

genial,genial,genial!!!!!!!
Marta