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.
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.
And voila, the top was finished and basted for quilting.
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.
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.
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.
A detail photo of the quilting – the lines are somehowy straight, but I am very happy with the result. It is handmade!
I have used the same fabric for the binding as in the original quilt by Emily : silver from Kona solids.
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!
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