I am SO excited to share my newest pattern, Cafe Tiles, with the world.
Two Decembers ago, I was eating at a cafe with some friends. We were downtown at a quaint little place, and I couldn’t stop admiring the floor. Thankfully my friends get me, and they encouraged me to photograph the floor so I could turn it into a quilt pattern. That’s when you know you have true friends.
It only took me two years to turn that design into a quilt pattern. Okay, okay, I admit, it took a while. But the pattern is here now, and that’s what matters.
I reached out to some pattern testers who’s work I adore. I asked if they would be willing to test this new pattern for me. I am just blown away with the different looks and designs each tester created with the Cafe Tiles pattern.
Let me introduce my Cafe Tiles pattern testers. I’m adding their Instagram names so you can go and see their accounts. They have some really pretty work!
1. Julie Gehman – @thelittlepineneedle
2. Kaylee Hildreth – @31rubiesquiltstudio
3. Sharon Challenger – @shashalaruequilts
4. Laurel Aigner Ray – @porcupinestew_threads
5. Alex Hoffman – @hoffmamacompany
6. Morgan Alonso – @thesweetestsnuggles_quilts
7. Erin Grogan – @lovesewmodern
8. Valerie – @threebirdsnstitches
Aren’t these quilters amazing? I love ALL the looks! Scrappy, Solids, Prints – they are amazing!
Last but not least, I am sharing some photos of my original Cafe Tiles Quilt, along with the newest version I am working on. When it’s done, I plan to update this post with the finished quilt showcased.
For my original version, I used Art Gallery Fabrics solids in grey and oranges. For the backing I used Amy Sinibaldi’s ‘Pastoral Crescendo’ from her Sonata line. I loved the bright oranges that complimented the oranges on the front of the quilt.
What I am working on now is also using Art Gallery Fabrics solids. I decided to try a brighter color scheme, and go with ‘Cottontail Explore’ from their Meriwether collection for the backing.
How about you? What fabrics would you like to use to make your own Cafe Tiles quilt? The world if your oyster. I will be watching the hashtag #cafetilesquilt to see what you design. To grab a copy of the pattern, CLICK HERE.
If you have any questions or comments about the pattern, leave a comment and I will respond as soon as I can. Happy quilting!