The Mother Ship has captured 2 delinquents.
Recently I was looking at Italian cement tiles for quilt inspiration.
I found a tile on the web that looks similar to the one below.
And of course I can't find my original tile anymore,
but I popped the tile into Illustrator and redrew the tile.
Here it is below.
This is what happens when you tessellate the tile.
The possibilities are endless.
I spent hours rearranging the mock up tiles in illustrator.
It literally took me a hours to make this gray and white mini below-
made of 4 blocks. So silly it took so long.
It was tough to line up all the seams.
I later realized that my plastic quilting
RULER WASN'T PERFECTLY STRAIGHT!!!
I figured this was a good exercise anyways,
but I didn't want to make an entire quilt like this.
At least not yet.
So here goes the binding to make this into a....
I'm in a quilt bee this year called Gridsters and our January block for
Susan Snooks at http://patchworknplay.blogspot.com/
is a foundation paper pieced New York Beauty.
This was my first ever attempt at foundation piecing.
The only problem is I didn't print the foundation paper at
So my New York Beauty was a tad too small to send off to Susan.
I wasn't ready to make up 30 more of these for a quilt,
so here I am again making another hot pad.
My oldest daughter has always been fabulous in the kitchen.
She became our bread & dessert specialist and our go to person
for fresh baked bread and rolls.
She's starting a cake baking business!
With all the baking she's doing I figured she needs to do it in style.
I'm sending both of these hot pads to her.