Saturday, March 21, 2020

tile, top completed

98 by 80 inches
112 blocks set 7 by 16

Block finishes 5 by 14 inches
Solid: two 3 by 7 1/2 inch rectangles, two 3 inch squares
Print: two 3 by 7 1/2 inch rectangles, two 3 inch squares
I used Doug Leko's folded corner ruler but any sew-and-flip method would work.

Press alternate blocks center seams up or down.
Sew into pairs then into four-block-units.
Sew three of the units into a row
Sew 7 rows
Press alternate rows left or right
Sew rows together; I pressed each row upwards.
I like the secondary lozenge shape that shows up where four blocks meet
Four block unit
There are lots of points matching with the joining the blocks but it was not difficult. Final assembly is really easy with all seams nesting and no points meeting.

Tile is based on an actual tiling pattern often called Portuguese Tile. There are several commercial patterns out there but I drew mine from an actual tile floor.
Usually it is made in two colors. It works well with this solids on prints style.

I started this quilt on LeClaire in 2017. I returned to it in December and it has been a really pleasant quilt to work on these past couple of months.

My design. Use at your pleasure.


Sandy said...

I like the design, Lynn. I'm picturing it in Civil War repro prints.

WAZOO! Quilting said...

Another fun quilt to make while we are staying in! Thank you for sharing.

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

A very pretty top with lots of interesting fabrics!

patty a. said...

What a good looking quilt top!

Alejesnat said...

It's a beauty.