Terrazzo Tiles

Ah, how satisfying it is to see about 300 pieces of neatly cut fabric transformed into a quilt top in just a few days. Here we are at the outset . . .


. . . and here we are with a finished quilt top:


This is my “supersized” version of Sew Kind of Wonderful‘s free quilt pattern Mini Mod Tiles. The original MMT block finishes at 10½” square whereas my supersized block finishes at 17½” square. Once my curves were sewn and trimmed, I was surprised at how quickly this quilt top went together.

After the blocks were joined I took the top outside to photograph it:

The cornflower blue in the focus fabric is so much more vivid in natural light, isn’t it?

Looking at the quilt from above (I was standing on a chair), I decided I wanted to add a border to make those blocks float. I was back a few minutes later for another shot:

Yes, that’s much better. And there’s Coco, the feline photobomber, doing her thing:


Coco hung out in my sewing room while this quilt top was under construction . . .


. . . so it’s only fitting that she be around at the end.

I am going to call this quilt Terrazzo Tiles for its resemblance to Italian floor tile. Terrazzo is a composite material made by exposing marble chips on the surface of concrete and then polishing until smooth. I like to think that my focus fabric, from the Eclectic Garden line designed by Jason Yenter for In the Beginning Fabrics, gives that same impression. Besides, doesn’t everything sound better in Italian?

 

 

 

 

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6 Responses to Terrazzo Tiles

  1. Sandy says:

    That is beautiful, Dawn. I love your fabric choices!

  2. Vickie says:

    Thank goodness you have an assistant or you just wouldn’t get anything done! Coco seems to have found the best of homes.

    Love this and am amazed at how quickly it went together. Stunning! What are you thinking for the binding?

    Another winner. Do you ever make an “ugly” quilt, I think not!

    • Dawn says:

      Hi Vickie! I cut strips of the focus fabric for the binding and am thinking about adding a flange in black. What do you think??

  3. Liz Horgan says:

    Your quilt is beautiful! I’ve made some quilts with the QCR and with the great instructions, they aren’t very hard! I have the mini ruler, but haven’t used it yet–you’re starting to inspire me to!

  4. Kristi says:

    Beautiful, Dawn, as always!

  5. Diane says:

    Wow, you have been busy!! This one DEFINITELY makes my top ten list of Favorite Dawn Quilts and it isn’t even quilted yet. It might make a top five list, but I’m not capable of discerning enough of the degree of separation necessary to get any closer than a top ten – a nod to the perfection you achieve over and over again!

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