Mosaic Tiles Quilt

mosaic tiles quiltWhen Lindsay posted the Quilt-A-Long I started going through my stash to see what would work for this quilt.  I have a number of 5″ charms left over from a variety of projects and thought this would be a great opportunity to use them.  You can read about it here.

As I was putting the quilt together I really tried to not have same colors and/or same designs right near each other.  For those piecing an entire quilt a good modification is to cut your background fabric in 5″ and 8″ strips in the width of the fabric first.  Then subcut 2″ strips from that.  I followed the bee block and didn’t get as much from my white as I normally like.

I made another modification to the pattern and just added one solid strip of aqua instead of the cross.

mosaic tiles quilt

I have not stitched in the ditch in a while and my arms were very stiff afterwards.  I’m really happy with the look it provides on the back of the quilt.  For the top I really wanted the orange and purple quilting to be the focus.

mosaic tiles quiltmosaic tiles quiltI like designs that are simple and can use precuts.  Quilting, designing and sewing is something I want to be relaxing.  This is a good pattern and I look forward to finishing another version in the coming weeks.

**My goal for the month of January was to just get this quilt top pieced as posted, here.  So happy I not only got it pieced, but quilted and bound as well.