Monday, May 14, 2012

On the Tiles - Ta Da!

On the Tiles - Ta Da!

I have taken Susan from Patchwork n Play's suggestion and named this quilt On the Tiles. She and many others, including me, are reminded of fancy tile floors when looking at this quilt. It is finished, quilted, bound and washed.

On the Tiles - Detail

I love this quilt. The pattern is called Summer's Blush by Bloom and is here. I love the graphic pattern, especially the nine patches framed in squares that are sort of oversized cornerstones. I used a layercake of Reunion fabrics designed by Sweetwater and Kona coal for the front. The back is Kona charcoal.

On the Tiles - back

I bound it in one of the reunion prints. The quilting is straightish lines first diagonally through the centre of the block and then in the ditch around the large grey diamonds. I am not normally a fan of quilting in the ditch but it worked well here where I wanted to make the diamonds pop and also wanted the quilting just a bit denser than just quilting the diagonal lines. Overall the quilt is fairly puffy and soft.

On the Tiles - before washing

This is a before washing photo where you can see the quilting better. These fabrics are really wonderful in person but, it turns out, rather hard to capture well in a picture.

On the Tiles - before washing

That one is also before washing. This quilt is about 60" square.

On the Tiles

And here it is all folded up. I have to say that this small flower print is wonderful as a binding, I am tempted to buy more for future bindings.

This is my second finish in Q2 of  Rhonda from Quilter in the Gap's finish-a-long. Not bad considering how many new projects I keep starting. This quilt is going with me this summer to my cottage for lying in the new hammock which my guy set up there for me for Mother's Day - unfortunately I was not there too but I will be before you know it. I think this is a perfect picnic and hammock quilt.

I have linked this up with Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story (the button is on the side bar). There are always wonderful projects linked there.

Best,

Leanne

19 comments:

Shevvy said...

Wonderful.

When you are here you much go to the Islamic Gallery at the V&A to see their tiles.

Flying Blind... said...

Looks really great Leanne xxx

Patchwork and Play said...

"On the Tiles" is perfect..and not just for its name! ­čśâI always say our quilts look so much better in person...so I can imagine those Sweetwater fabrics glow in the grey background. And the binding is fabulous!! Enjoy using it in the hammock! We want to see a photo of that!!!

susan said...

Love the pattern and your fabric choices.

Annabella said...

Another big love Leanne. I would love some Reunion as i adore everything i have seen in it. The pattern and the quilting are gorgeous too!!

Sarah said...

Thats a beauty, and you're so right, that binding is fabulous and works perfectly!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's gorgeous and the binding is a perfect choice!!

Judith, Belfast said...

Another fab finish L! And your pincushions are gorgeous, esp. like the triangular one. Jxo

Cynthia@aquilterbynight said...

Your binding and the other pops of red are marvelous! I found this post on Fabric Tuesday:).

Debbie said...

awesome all around! I haven't really used little flowers in bindings but I agree - lovely choice!

Anita said...

What a great quilt!

diane said...

I love the quilt and the name fits it perfectly.

Toni said...

Beautiful, Leanne! I don't think I've seen that pattern before but it looks like a fun one. Sounds like you have a perfect plan for it, too!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Leanne it's fantastic!! Love the name, might have to ask Susan to name mine for me too ;)

Alisa said...

I like it!

And laying in the hammock with a quilt over me sounds wonderful too!

Catherine said...

I love this Leanne, the colours and the pattern are great

Katy Cameron said...

Very cool effect, love that block design, and I love Reunion in any form :o)

Teje said...

Beautiful quilt, Leanne! I shall add this to my notebook - hopefully have time one day to make! Your colours are beautiful and the pattern reminds those old tile floors as you said! x Teje

Quilter in the Gap said...

I love how unexpected that binding is!! Great job!