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.
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 and didn’t feel like I was doing it justice. But now that it’s done, I’m loving all of it again!
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 ;) 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. The selvedges on this cotton and steel clover line 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. In usual fashion, I went with a neutral print from the Clover line for the backing and solid grey binding. :)
You can find the this City Tiles Quilt Pattern in my shop here.