Friday, August 3, 2012

Castle Tiles....

That is the name I have given my Echo quilt....


well, its just a quilt TOP at this stage!


I have had my "Echo" stash for such a long time, 




waiting til I found the perfect pattern!

And this is it!



 I based "Castle Tiles" on....


You might be able to see where I have made some of my changes to the pattern....

 this quilt from a recent Australian Homespun 

magazine,

by Bec from Chasing Cottons.


(Should I make this quilt again, I would definitely 

make fewer HSTs and more flying geese.)

I was then on the hunt for the perfect solid! 


When Kylie @ Patchwork House told me it was called 

Castle Brown, I knew it would work!


I vacillated (great word, hey) between adding another 

border when it was this size (above)....

But because of these.....

Bias edges all the way round!

I did!






(The colours are not quite right in this early morning 


photo!)



Now the hunt is on for backing....

 and quilting ideas?

It is not a big quilt by any means -57" X 71"-

but perfectly lap size!


I think my post-quilting photos will be better!

Happy sewing!

SUZ


25 comments:

  1. This is just gorgeous. And the fabrics you chose to go with the prints are just perfect!

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  2. Well, excuse me while I picked my chin up off the floor! This is a magnificent quilt! Echo is fantastic but the solid is absolutely, positively perfect!!! I am in love with the border and then the outer border was a great addition. You are amazing, Susan! Amazing!

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  3. oh this IS perfection! Really really nice!!

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  4. Wow!! This looks so fantastic! Love the brown fabric you use for the sashing and borders. It matches so well.

    Great name for a great quilt!!

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  5. Great looking quilt - will have to put my thinking cap on regarding the quilting. Are you thinking something straight or something freemotion?

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  6. This is really beautiful! I love the background fabric - it is just right for the Echo.

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  7. Great choice of design for these lovely fabrics. Looking forward to seeing it quilted.

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  8. Yay Suz, Its fabulous. I like the changes you made because I really like the strong graphic secondary pattern that the brown fabric makes.

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  9. The fabric you chose is perfect. I think I would have eliminated those half-square triangles too. One less seem is one less by machine or by hand.

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  10. What a stunning quilt top! Good luck finding the right backing!

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  11. That is a cool quilt! Great fabric. Looking forward to the finish.

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  12. It looks stunning to me.
    Look froward to seeing how you decide to quilt it in the end x

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  13. Perfect! I have a tiny scrap of Echo that I'm hoarding for something special, but I wish that I had enough to emulate (or downright copy!)your quilt. I love the crosshatched fabric, it adds a really nice tone.

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  14. You have quite the talent for combining fabric and design! Gorgeous!

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  15. You have done one of my favorite fabrics lines proud! This is lovely

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  16. I'm in love with Echo prints! I've been trying to re-build my set.
    Loving the pattern you went with it really shows them off! The border adds a really nice touch! (Can I have the quilt once your done? Lol Kidding!) =D

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  17. Oh gosh Suz that is just gorgeous. It's fantastic and awesome too.

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  18. Suz this is truly magnificent!! The pattern looks great and I love how you've adapted it. The fabrics really look amazing and that border fabric is gorgeous. I think quilting inside the blocks would be best so you don't detract from the pattern. It is beautiful!

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  19. Wow... This is so gorgeous! LOVE the fabrics. I can't wait to see it quilted!!
    I really appreciate you popping over to my neck of the wood to say Hi after I found your delightful blog! Thank you also for the sound advice on my hexies and the quilting... I just bought a Moda jelly roll, so hoping to practice my quilting again very soon... Just need to find a nice pattern so I can get started!
    Have fun quilting your beaut of a quilt top!!

    Louise xx

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  20. Suz...this is extraordinarily awesome...that background just makes it perfect!!

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  21. What a beautiful qiult! You did such a wonderful job on matching the fabrics. Perfect!!!

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  22. This is stunning! I would be tempted to put more Echo on the back but any kind of nice geometric or more of the Castle Brown would also be great.

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  23. Lovely quilt fantastic fabrics.

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