QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT

QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT By Quilt Historian Barbara Brackman Above: Moda's Baltimore Blues. It's not all blue.

Monday, April 20, 2009

More Tile Quilts


This tile quilt by Carol Jones is another that will be featured at the Kaw Valley Quilters Guild show. Tile quilts resemble the stained glass technique in which a piece of bias is appliqued between patches, but the technique here is different. The white lines are actually the background showing through. The bird shape is appliqued about 1/4" of an inch away from the blue Japanese fabric revealing the background.

See a traditional tile quilt made by Hattie Burdick about 1876. It's in the collection of the International Quilt Study Center and you can see it by clicking here:
http://www.quiltstudy.org/includes/photos/quilt_database/large/1997_007_0163.jpg

2 comments:

Sue said...

No wonder I thought your last one looked like stained glass!! These are just wonderful!

YankeeQuilter said...

Is the term "tile quilt" a historical reference or one being used to categorize a style? Really interesting technique.