Thursday, October 17, 2013

Modern Pattern: A Tile Quilt Rose

Mackintosh Rose 
By Georgann Eglinski
14" x 32"

Georgann used the tile quilt method of applique to create a panel perfect for an Arts and Crafts bungalow. I drew a sketch for her and she figured out the applique. See a free pattern below. 

Our first inspiration was the Mackintosh Rose
or Glasgow Rose; above a painting for a print
by Charles Rennie Mackintosh
The stylized rose was a signature image of the Arts and Crafts movement.

Nice dress!

A Minton planter

Here's a version of the layered rose in a print from my new 
Modernism collection for
 Moda, out in December.

Detail of a Tile Quilt, about 1875

These layered, abstract roses lend themselves well to a 19th-century applique
method related to Crazy quilts. 

In a crazy quilt the patches are attached to a background
fabric with none of the background/foundation fabric showing.
In a tile quilt the foundation is visible as outlines.

Orange Peel Tile Quilt
by Bobbi Finley

Georgann used a solid black foundation
behind her gray dotted secondary background.

I am not going to tell you how to make tile quilts. There is a fabulous book on it by my friends Carol and Bobbi.

Tile Quilt Revival by 
Carol Gilham Jones & Bobbi Finley

Here's the basic info. You can hand or machine applique.
The black background shows through. Prepare the applique pieces by turning the edges under and basting, gluing etc. so that you have a varying black line revealed, which makes it look like it's hand-drawn.

I am offering a paper pattern for the Mackintosh or Instantly Downloadable PDF at my Etsy Store. Here's the shop:

And the listing:

Here's a preview of Tile Quilt Revival:

See Bobbi Finley's blog with lots of photos of tile quilt applique:

1 comment:

  1. This is an outstanding book full of unusual ideas. This Mcintosh Rose is very nice too!
    Across the pond a Dutch quilter made wonderful blocks :