The Andalusian Tile Quilt is finally finished. I’m really thrilled with it. It never ceases to amaze me how different a quilt looks once the binding is on. I didn’t go with any of the fabrics I showed you . When I auditioned them next to the quilt they just didn’t do anything for me. Instead I used this Kaffe paper fan fabric in teal colourway and I’m really happy with it.
This quilt was the third quilt I started. I designed it and made the templates myself. There was no planning. The completed design was totally organic. I hand-pieced all those curved pieces and when I thought I had enough then I appliqued it onto a border of the same fabric as the white tiles. Then I squared it up and did some maths to work out how many triangles I could put around the edge. A little fudging was required on the shorter sides but I don’t think you can tell. Then I decided it wasn’t big enough or looking finished enough and so I put the rectangles around it. I hand quilted it all and then decided that there wasn’t quite enough quilting and so tripled the amount of quilting that was on it. That’s why it’s taken two years.
Here’s what it looks like on the back. If you click on the photo you’ll get a larger version and you’ll be able to see that I quilted the coloured tiles with coloured thread and the white ones with white.