Sunday, December 1, 2019

Moroccan Tiles Quilt

Another bonus of having our daughter visit over Thanksgiving is that she could get her Moroccan Tiles quilt, that I rushed to finish and gift-wrap for her.

Moroccan Tiles finished at 65" X 72".

I walking-foot quilted a diagonal grid "behind" the tile designs, and free motion quilted each tile.



For the first time, I made two sided binding, also called double sided binding. I used vanilla Grunge for the front side, and that teal floral print for the back side. That meant I cut a 1"-wide strip of front binding and 2"-wide strip of back binding, and joined them to make 2-1/2"-wide binding. This is the tutorial I followed.

In an attempt to use up all the fabric we'd bought for this quilt, I designed the backing to sort of compliment the tiles on the front. The side arcs aren't as round as those on the front because the quilt width didn't allow for it. The idea still comes across though, I think. 



While I was in a label-making mode, creating labels for six QuiltCon entries, I made this label for Jill's quilt. I've begun adding quilt dimensions to all labels. That information often comes in handy. 
Jill seemed very pleased with the quilt and was excited to take it home. Her house is undergoing some updating - new kitchen cabinet doors, paint, and new carpeting - so Moroccan Tiles will suit the colors and style well. 

Linda

11 comments:

  1. What a beautiful quilt! And what a keepsake for your daughter!!!

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  2. Beautiful quilt - love the backing!!! Thanks for a new way to do binding!!

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  3. It's lovely. A wonderful gift for your dear daughter.

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  4. WOW. Happy Thanksgiving. I know yours was a blast.
    The quilt is a treasure. I love everything about it. Well done Linda

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  5. A lovely quilt for a sweet smiling daughter.

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  6. The quilt turned out beautifully - love how your quilting added to it. Yay for family members wanting quilts! ;-)

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  7. So nice that you were able to have your family with you over Thanksgiving. I know your daughter will love her Moroccan Tiles quilt, it's absolutely stunning. And granddaughter with her new treasure, I think that one is my most favorite of your quilts that I've seen.

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  8. Beautiful finish for Jill and done on time. Well done Linda. Glad you were able to spend time with family in Florida instead of traveling during all the bad weather the country has been having. We got 15" of snow. Who knows if we'll get our outdoor Christmas lights up now until some of it melts. Too treacherous to try

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  9. It came out beautifully and it was so much fun to watch grow. I especially like the way you quilted it, Linda. No wonder why Jill loved it! Thanks for describing using two fabrics for the binding and providing a link. I can think of several times when that would have been more appropriate for me.

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  10. Such a pretty finish!! I thinkI have that pattern, or one very similar to it. I haven't touched it but I do love the look of it. Fun way to make the backing too. Just beautiful!!

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