Continuing where I left off on Monday – the next new pattern is Moroccan Tiles.
I have been totally obsessed with geometric patterns lately. My favorite place for geometric patterns is in rugs and pillows. Case in point – I recently replaced the large floral rug in my dining room with this geometric rug.
I also put a little geometric rug in my upstairs bath. I was particularly taken with this pattern and thought it could be made into a quilt.
After doing lots of experimenting, playing with sizes and layout, I came up with this design:
Here’s a close-up of the blocks:
The fabrics are from Bonnie and Camille’s new line from Moda called Scrupmtious. I used a fat eighth pack, though fat quarters will also work.
The darker version is done with my Summer House fabrics.
I think this shot really shows how the colors pop off that background fabric, emphasizing the tile effect.
The quilt uses a combination of piecing and applique. I originally designed it to have a pieced version, but dropped it because it just wasn’t nearly as cute without the curves.
I used the starch-mylar method for my applique. For those of you who aren’t familiar with that method, it is a super quick way to turn the edges under. You use heat-resistant plastic (mylar) and your finger, brush, or q-tip to lightly apply the starch to the edge of the applique, then use the tip of the iron to fold the fabric over the edge of the plastic. I then machine appliqued the shape to the background using a small zig zag and nylon thread. This is a super simple curve to applique. It’s actually quicker to do the applique part of the block, then it is to do the pieced part of the block!