QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT By Quilt Historian Barbara Brackman Above: Moda's Baltimore Blues

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Another Tile Quilt

This tile quilt by Ann Burgess features her own marbleized fabrics.
A question from yesterday's post:
Is the term "tile quilt" a historical reference or one being used to categorize a style?
It's both a style and a technique, I guess, and as far as the historical reference---quilt historians have been calling them tile quilts for a few decades. We will have to wait for the book Bobbi Finley and Carol Jones are working on to know more about the history. One old term was "Stonewall Quilt". The technique is applique but what makes it different from most applique is that the background shows through only in small lines between the appliqued patches.

1 comment:

Sue said...

These are just gorgeous!