Friday, December 18, 2015

antique tile 2.0

Well this was fun!

Fellow A2MQG member, Amy @blotchandthrum, put a call out for pattern testers.  I of course volunteered!  She’d been playing around with piecing and came up with a new way to use charm packs for the Antique Tile block.  She turned her clever play into a free pattern that is now available here on Craftsy

I started with this charm pack from my Sewtopia swag bag and cut some white yardage to make an additional charm pack.

Amy’s well written instructions and colorful diagrams mean these 12” blocks sew together very quickly.  

I decided to add a little more fabric and color to the charm pack and cut up some orangey-red Dottie I had in my stash.

I used a fun Cotton and Steel print on the back.  The binding is a little more of that red.  I love the way that Dottie print wraps around the edges!

I quilted this with meandering odd sized boxes.  Simple and fun.

This quilt has been washed and donated to the local children’s hospital as my third Esch House Charity Challenge quilt.

Check out the free download and see what you come up with!  Amy included a coloring sheet for you to play with options because there are lots of options with this pattern.  
Share what you make on social media using the hashtag #antiquetile2point0

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday!  
Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Like your pretty quilt! I have been looking for ideas to use a charm pack I have so this is inspiring. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks Laney. Our quilt guild has a challenge to make a charity quilt using charm packs so the timing for this pattern testing was perfect!

  2. Very colourful and fun to look at - great work!

  3. Very nice quilt, whoever gets it will love it!

  4. Wow! That red was a smart choice, Karen! Love how it perks this quilt right up. Hope it does the same for the recipient!

    1. Thanks Lorna. It definitely needed a pop of something. Happy New Year!