See the different ‘Cafe Tiles’ quilts my pattern testers made.
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!
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.
What fabrics will YOU use to make the ‘Cafe Tiles’ quit? Get a copy of the pattern, CLICK HERE.
September 22, 2023
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