cross tile quilt with kona solids

In the moment I have seen a photo of this quilt on the web, I knew that I wanted to make it. The pattern is by Emily from Quilty Love and is called Cross Tile Quilt. I liked the strong bold colours and the white background. Also the blocks are 14″ x 14″ and it is a quick sewing project.

cross tile quilt - skalabara quilts

As mentioned before, I am trying to use the fabrics that I have on stock. I have a big box full off fabrics from the Kona solids collection.  As I wanted to make a quilt throw, I needed to choose 20 colours. The photo is before I decided on all colours, four are still missing. Made staples with the first colour combinations – they changed constantly.

cross tile quilt kona solids - skalabara quilts

And voila, the top was finished and basted for quilting.

cross tile quilt baste 1 - skalabara quilts

Bought backing fabric during my last stay in Prague. The fabric is “European”, i.e. is has a width of 59″. I added some Kona solid in silver to top up the quilt backing.

cross tile quilt backing 1 - skalabara quilts

A “x-ray” photo of the quilt taken against the sun from the back. Here you can see the piece on the right with the silver solid fabric.

cross tile quilt backing 3 - skalabara quilts

I wasn’t sure how to quilt it. I did some thinking about the pros and cons between free motion quilting and quilting with the walking foot – and yes, the walking foot made it. I decided to quilt it with straight lines approx. 1″ apart and did guidelines with the Hera Marker.

cross tile quilt baste 3 - skalabara quilts

A detail photo of the quilting – the lines are somehowy straight, but I am very happy with the result. It is handmade!

cross tile quilt detail 1 - skalabara quilts

cross tile quilt detail 2 - skalabara quilts

cross tile quilt detail 3 - skalabara quilts

I have used the same fabric for the binding as in the original quilt by Emily : silver from Kona solids.

cross tile quilt binding 1 - skalabara quilts

I am very happy with this quilt – it turned out even better than I thought. Bright colours and a simple design – once more: thanks Emily for the great pattern!

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Quilt size : 62″ x 78″  /  Block size : 14″ x 14″

Wadding : Warm & White by The Warm Company

Quilting thread : Mettler Quilting Cotton col. nat 4 and Aurifil 40/2 colour 2600


Maybe this bright Cross Tile Quilt could be inspiration for your next project!

Happy sewing, barbora  flower small skalabara quilts

18 comments on “cross tile quilt with kona solids

  1. What a lovely job you did with this pattern. Enjoy your new quilt!!


  2. I love this! Bright solids and lots of white are always a winner with me.


  3. Kathi Riemer says:

    What a yummy quilt and the quilting is perfect for the pattern.


  4. knitnkwilt says:

    Nice colors for the quilt! I’ve tried to use hera markers–I can’t see the lines at all.


    • barbora says:

      Yes, I agree with you that it is a bit difficult to see the lines. I just use the Hera marker as a support for straight line quilting. And I am not very bothered if the lines are exactly straight or not.


  5. Preeti says:

    Beautiful, modern and very chic. Love everything about it – from the colors, simple but effective pattern and the straight line quilting. You should be so proud of this one!!!


    • barbora says:

      Thanks for visiting. You have a very inspirational quilting journey! Love the quilt for your mum, beatiful colors!


  6. Barbora, Your quilt is beautiful — I love the fabric colors! I will definitely add Emily’s pattern to my someday list 🙂


  7. Saija says:

    Oh, love your colorful version!!! Straight line quilting is a good choice for this quilt 🙂 Perfect!


  8. quiltypatch says:

    Your mix of colors is wonderful, great quilt, and great quilting too!


  9. basildonkitchens says:

    Beautiful quilt & gorgeous colours!! It looks so happy & very tropical! Good job!

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