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For some reason I never got around to photographing my Cotton and Steel Swoon Quilt! I finished this quilt a few months ago and it’s even had a rotation on my bed. This is Thimbleblossom’s Swoon pattern. Since the pattern itself leans more traditional I went for a really modern Cotton and Steel basics print. Straight line quilting finished the look.  I adore this quilt.   I’ve loved every single one I’ve seen on pinterest and Instagram.   My husband however is not such a fan..lol.   So it had a short rotation on our bed and is stacked away for now.   I’m sure it will make it’s way back on our bed again ;)

quiltylove_EmilyDennis-3445 I love the metallic detail in some of these cotton and steel basic prints.  quiltylove_EmilyDennis-3451 This quilt was really fun to put together.   The first block was a bit challenging but once you get that first one done the rest go together much quicker.   I love the huge quilt blocks! quiltylove_EmilyDennis-3456 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-3449 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-3457 I backed this one in flannel by Maywood studios.   This flannel is the best!   So soft and warm! quiltylove_EmilyDennis-3459 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-3432 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-3464

Fabrics used:
Cotton and Steel Basics by RJR fabrics  *
Moda Bella Solid 97 (white)
Maywood Studios Flannel (backing)
Pattern:   Swoon by Thimbleblossoms

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  • Karen Lee - It turned out beautifully, Emily! The colors remind me of the sea. Love the parallel quilting lines on this!ReplyCancel

  • Kay - This is just stunning. Aqua is my favourite colour so this would b perfect for me. My husband just isn’t keen on quilting full stop, but he is learning to put up with it. xReplyCancel

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

The Rebel Quilt by Libs Elliot was such a fun and unique one to make.   It went together completely differently than any other quilt I’ve made and I loved that!   It’s such a great modern quilt and is perfect for the guys.   I delivered this one to my nephew who is a big Detroit Tigers fan.  I choose their team colors but kept it a bit more subtle.

Rebel Quilt

I started this quilt at a retreat at Stitch Supply Co.   I picked out all of my fabrics from Anne’s shop.   I went with my favorite background of Yarn Dyed Essex Linen by Robert Kaufman and used mainly Michael Miller Cotton Couture solids along with a sprinkling of Cotton and Steel and Blueberry Park by Robert Kaufman.

Michael Millers Cotton Couture I saw someone else make their fabric key on Instagram using actual swatches and I thought that was genius.  Made it so much easier to keep everything straight.  Rebel Quilt I loved that you didn’t actually have to lay the blocks out and arrange.   The pattern tells you exactly where each block goes.   I have a confession though..  I didn’t pay attention to which direction each block was supposed to go and sewed the top together with all blocks in the same direction.   Rotating the blocks is what gives the quilt such a unique look.   So I literally sewed it all together, then ripped it all apart and resewed it all together!   I knew I wouldn’t ever be happy with it if I didn’t. Rebel Quilt I went with straight line quilting one inch apart to keep it sleek and modern.
Rebel Quilt

Rebel Quilt Rebel Quilt Rebel Quilt Rebel Quilt Rebel Quilt I kind of surprised myself and went with the Tigers backing.   It matched so well and I thought my nephew would like it.   I also used my extra blocks on the back.   I don’t know why I haven’t pieced backings before!!?? REbel Quilt Rebel Quilt

I highly recommend this quilt pattern by Libs Elliot.  

Other supplies used:
Yarn Dyed Essex Linen in Black *
Michael Miller Cotton Couture Solids
Cotton and Steel Sprinkles
Blueberry Park by Karen Lewis for Robert Kaufman

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  • Polly Borochov - I am just starting to quiltReplyCancel

  • Lea - I love this quilt!ReplyCancel

  • Olivia - So beautiful! My son loves these colors! Thanks for sparking some ideas.ReplyCancel

I’m happy to share a recently finished VandCo Simply Colorful flower petal quilt with you all.

This one was a special one to make as it was for my husband’s 87 year grandma who was a life long quilter.   Talk about intimidating!  haha   Unfortunately I wasn’t quilting yet when she still was so I never got a chance to share this fun passion with her.   I could have learned so much from her!

I used a V and Co Simply Colorful layer cake and a few solid fat quarters.   Just cut each layer cake into 4 squares and add 2.5inch squares to opposite corners.   I actually attempted free motion quilting on this one!  I’ve only free motion quilted one other quilt.   I love clam shells so I decided to go for it.   They are not perfect but practice=improvement.

quiltylove_EmilyDennis-2075 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-2076 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-2077 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-2082 The backing is Vintage Picnic wide back in gingham by Bonnie and Camille.  quiltylove_EmilyDennis-2098 quiltylove_EmilyDennis-2101 This quilt finished as a smaller square throw size.   Finished size was about 60inch by 60inch.  quiltylove_EmilyDennis-2090-2

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