Sunday 27 March 2022

Making progress on my Metro Tiles Quilt....

This week I was determined to get into my sewing room and start working on my Metro Tiles Quilt again.

This pattern is designed by Gourmet Quilter and I started it in November 2021 and have had it looking at me from one of the tables in my sewing room since I added row 2 and basted the next row of tiles also back in November 2021.

I did start work on finishing the edges of the next row of tiles earlier this month but haven't shown you the progress that I have made since then.

I have now finished and added the next row of tiles and as I was originally only going to make 18 of the 50 tiles from the pattern and make a smallish rectangular quilt, I had added a corner triangle to the end of the row.

However, while planning the following row of tiles, I discovered that I had two spare setting triangles and that, if I made a square quilt instead of a rectangular one, I could add another row of tiles (which will make 25 of the 50 tiles from the pattern) without having to add more than those two extra setting triangles.

I then had the job of swapping the corner triangle that I had added to the finished row with a setting triangle instead. Not an easy job as the 'grouting' had to be unpicked and unstuck and the blocks unpicked but, I managed it.

This weekend I have fused the appliqué for the extra seven blocks that will make up the middle row of the quilt.  They are layered and basted but will need to have the appliqué edges finished.

I am really pleased with them and I can't wait to get started on finishing the edges and slowly building up the next row.  As this is a QAYG quilt you can add each block as it is finished as shown below. (The third row of the quilt)

Hope you all get some creative time this week.  Until next time..... 😊 xx



  1. Beautiful blocks to had to your pretty quilt.

  2. Yay! I'm so happy to see a return of this quilt. It's so pretty and is going to be absolutely spectacular when it's done.

  3. I've not seen this quilt around I think..... Goodluck working on it

  4. you should be pleased as they are simply lovely...those soft batiks are perfect!


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