It’s been a little while since I made a new quilt, but last night I finished this Tesselation quilt top! The pattern is hot off the presses in Alison Glass’s pattern shop, and available in both pdf and paper form. This is a gorgeous quilt that finishes at 48″ x 60″, which is a great size to quilt yourself on your sewing machine. I just got a new class on Craftsy, called ‘Creative Quilting with your Walking Foot’ by Jacquie Gering, and when I get around to quilting this sucker, I also plan on reviewing the class. Actually quilting a quilt is my weak area, so I’m hoping that this class will be a lightbulb for me!
If you think you’d like to make the Tesselation pattern this summer, stay tuned Monday as I will be kicking off a leisurely sew along on my blog for 6 weeks. I took photos of how I paper-pieced each block, which I hope will be helpful to newer paper-piecers!
Supplies Needed – This quilt may be made scrappy, but the pattern calls for 25 different 1/4 yard cuts, which I found to be accurate (I got exactly that much fabric, except in 1/2 yard cuts instead, and had just enough). I also like the solid version of the quilt on the back of the booklet. I used ‘Indelible’ fabrics by Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery Fabrics, as well as coordinating Pure Elements solids. I chose only fabrics that read as purple, gray, and teal from this line, in order to make my fabrics more distinctive-looking.
Pattern Pieces – This is a foundation paper-pieced pattern, and there are 6 different triangles used throughout the pattern (one triangle is a solid cut). The paper-piecing is fairly simple, and it was actually fun to do, as they went along quickly. I cut out all my fabrics and printed templates before I started, which made things go along a lot more quickly. Also, I pieced one type of block at a time, alternating between my 3 color groupings.
Instructions/Illustrations – The instructions are more than adequate to get through the pattern, and there are illustrations for cutting as well as for how to begin paper-piecing if you haven’t before.
Modifications – I didn’t make any modifications to the pattern. Besides a couple of triangles, I followed the layout on the back of the pattern exactly. It really is a very pretty layout, with a large star in the center of the quilt.
Conclusion – This was really fun to make! I am pretty sure I could have chosen any grouping of fabrics and any layout and it still would have come out amazing. It is very forgiving. I absolutely love that I used Indelible for this quilt, as the colors are gorgeous!
See you on Monday for the start of the sew along.