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City Tiles Quilt {The scrappy cotton and steel version

Today I’m sharing the original City Tiles Quilt.  This is how I originally wrote this quilt pattern.   And then I thought it looked too scrappy and didn’t work.  So I never shared it and tucked it away as a quilt fail.   I added a little more consistency to the final pattern but this one really shows why it’s called “Tiles”.   The original inspiration came from ceramic tiles.

Pattern available in my pattern shop.

quiltylove_EmilyDennis-2246 I don’t like having quilt tops lying around so I decided to finish it off anyways.  When I started posting it on Instagram it got such a great response that I was kind of surprised.   I have to say, as I started quilting it and finishing it off, I started to love it again.   I was so smitten with this Cotton and Steel Clover line (*affiliate link) and didn’t feel like I was doing it justice.  But now that it’s done, I’m loving all of it again!
quiltylove_EmilyDennis-2259 I quilted straight diagonal lines using my walking foot.  I kind of had plans to do diamonds, but this thing is huge so I stopped at diagonal lines and called it good enough ;) quiltylove_EmilyDennis-2260 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-2262 I buy my batting by the roll from Warm and Natural and this time I decided to try their warm and plush batting.   It definitely has more loft than any other batting I’ve used!   I’m still undecided if I like that extra loft or not.   The puffy look comes from using that batting.  quiltylove_EmilyDennis-2265 The selvedges on this cotton and steel clover line (*affiliate link) were too cute not to use.   I left a few sheep through out the quilt.   A fun little detail that you will find as you look over the quilt. quiltylove_EmilyDennis-2266 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-2270 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-2274 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-2276 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-2280 In usual fashion, I went with a neutral print from the Clover line for the backing and solid grey binding.  :) quiltylove_EmilyDennis-2281 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-2283 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-2239 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-2231-2 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-2236-2 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-2241
You can find the this City Tiles Quilt Pattern in my shop here.
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  • Bonnie Hermance - Love the quilt. I am just starting to teach myself to quilt. Would really love to have the pattern.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Lee - I love every single photo, Emily! They’re all beautiful! My favorite is the slouchy one on the fence. Love the surprise bits of sheep selvage throughout! ReplyCancel

  • The Studio Owl - Saw this pattern on someone’s Instagram and I absolutely love it. I’ve been looking for a quilt pattern to show off the C&S I’ve been collecting and this is perfect! I just ordered the pattern and I cannot wait to make it!ReplyCancel

  • Kay - I came over form Comfortstitching to see how you used Aneela’s gorgoeus fabric, but I have been looking through some go your older posts too and love your use of colour. You make happy quilts. xReplyCancel

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