Monday, June 21, 2010

Mosaics + Quilting = My True Love

I went into my local quilt shop last weekend to pick up some solid white Kona fabric.  I braced myself for nothing else!  I had all four kids with me, so I really couldn't browse anyhow.  But you know how easy it is to be swayed by all the lovely new fabrics.

Imagine my nerdy delight when I saw this book up by the counter.  Mosaics plus Quilting?  Be Still My Heart.  Combining my two passions?  Of course I had to buy it!
The book comes with 6 different patterns, and the one below is the first one I'm making.  My intent is to use ONLY scraps (aside from the white background).
Below is my first tile block that I made last night!  I can't decide if I want to use a straight stitch or an applique stitch.

My mind is swimming with all the possibilities after seeing this technique.  I'll be sure to keep you update on my progress:)

I also wanted to say thank you to all of you who took the time to comment on my kitchen post (seems the color is in the majority!)  So I'm keeping it for now.  And also thanks if you left a comment on my summer parenting woes...:)  You guys always make me feel better.

Happy Monday!  Here's to a little any shape or form!:)


Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

Oh my, Chrissy! That book looks fabulous and your block is AWESOME! I just ordered 2 new quilting books over the weekend. Looks like I'll have to add this one to my order.

Kim's Treasures said...

Oh wow, I really love the looks of those quilts! It is perfect for you! I can't wait to see your progress!

Appleshoe said...

Pretty! They look a lot like crazy quilts but ummm clean cut? Thanks for the lovely info I will have to look up tile quilts.

Jamie said...

that is gorgeous!! can't wait to see the final result. I wish I had the patience for something like that!

A Little Of A Lot said...

Oh wow, that block took my breath away, BEAUTIFUL !!

Tasha Horsley said...

wow! it seems like the book was meant to be purchased by you! what a fun find. i can't wait to see everything you create! your first block is really cool! :)