Many of you may be familiar with the book: Modern Bee - 13 Quilts to Make With Friends, or with Lindsay Conner (the force behind it) and her blog Lindsay Sews. She put together a fabulous book of quilts that feature many inspiring designs and designers. If that isn't enough, Lindsay is also one of the collaborators at Craft Buds . She certainly is one busy lady...plus, she just had a baby boy a few weeks ago!
Craft Buds just happens to be sponsoring this Quilt Along! Complete with guest judges, sponsors and great prizes! Woo-Hoo!
The quilt featured for the quilt along is 'Mosaic Tiles'. The idea is to create and show what you make based on the original Mosaic Tiles block as the inspiration.
Since I received my book as a Christmas present from my husband (yes, I did send a link to him), I was anxious to see what I could do!
I recently came across Anna Maria Horner's 'Chocolate Lollipop' fat quarters. I'm a huge fan of anything and everything she designs. I knew if I didn't use these now, I may never use them! Knowing that this isn't a current fabric, I may be taking a risk here! But a girl has gotta do what she's gotta do!
I love a nicely ironed stacks of blocks! It means the beginning of something good!
For the back ground I went with Kona Cactus. It is so bright! Similar to lime green, but not quite. This is the beginning of the mosaics. I chose Kona Cotton in Bubble Gum, Curry, Chocolate Brown and Garnet to complement the prints.
I cannot lie. I cut way too many solids! I forgot that each block is cut into 4 pieces! Once I figured out how many mosaic blocks I would need for my version, it was smooth sailing!
Adding the rectangle solids was one of those 'A-HA' moments for me. I knew I had to put a little of 'me' in the design!
Piecing finished, It was time to pin! I love pictures of quilts with pins...no idea why!
Let the quilting begin! I quilted a different design in each of the 5 solid rectangles using 1/4" lines. I totally love it! The rest of the quilt is 1" straight lines with a couple turns here and there.
During our Guild meeting this past weekend, Jenny (one of the members) brought a baby quilt she was working on. She had matched the binding with the fabric on the edges. I thought it was genius! I hope she doesn't mind that I used that idea in this quilt! Mostly the binding is Garnet, with a little peach, pink and yellow.
|Baby Quilt 35" x 50"|
And of course, the back. I used 'Chocolate Lollipop' squares surrounded by Kona Honeydew.
I really had fun making this quilt. The mosaic pattern was so much fun and a blast to put together! I would love to make it again using all solids. But not with cactus...one cactus quilt is enough for right now!
MOSAIC TILES QUILT ALONG on Craft Buds