When I make a quilt, I rarely have a firm idea of how the design will turn out. For pieced quilts, I usually start with a block that attracts me or fabric I want to use. For my Indigo Tiles quilt, I wanted to use some of the vast collection of blue prints in my stash.
I started with a Snowball block, a simple classic block that allowed me to feature the blue fabrics. As it turned out, it was a feeble attempt to decrease the amount of fabric in my stash since I seemed to have as much left after I finished the quilt as before I started. Ah well.
I sewed half the blocks with white corners and the other half with red. When I arranged them into groups of four, the white and red fabrics formed secondary patterns, which reminded me of floor tiles.
As much as it pained me to admit, the mostly blue quilt was boring so I added red print sashings and a thin red border around the blue setting triangles to spark it up a bit. A wide border of a mostly blue leaf print frames the quilt.
The quilt is 193cm square and was professionally quilted by Nicole Bridges.
I was fortunate to have my pattern for Indigo Tiles published in issue 114 of the (now defunct) Down Under Quilts magazine where it featured on the cover. Such a thrill!