Katie’s Alternate Layout: Mosaic Tiles Quilt Along

Hello folks! My name is Katie from ChooChoo Skadoo Quilts and I am so excited to share my project with the Mosaic Tiles Quilt Along.

I am so excited that Lindsay asked me to be part of this quilt along. I absolutely love her book Modern Bee. Its a great tool in teaching how to host your own successful quilting bee. The book has a block for each month of the year plus a bonus block to use for a charity quilt.

Today I am going to be showing you an optional lay out of the January block. This block is the Mosaic Tiles block. One thing I love about this block is that it calls for 5″ squares so you can use charm packs. And just my luck I had a couple of charm packs in my stash.

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Mosaic Tile QAL Katie 1

I used the Florence collection by FreeSpirit Fabrics. This particular charm pack came with 30 squares so I was able to make 13 blocks. I laid my quilt out 3 blocks by 4 blocks. To mix it up a bit, I chose to put sashing strips in between my blocks. I did 2″ strips between each block and added a 2″ (1 1/2″ finished) floating border.

Mosaic Tile QAL Katie 2

Then to finish it off I added a 3″ outer border.

Mosaic Tile QAL Katie 3

The quilt is smaller than the one in the book because I made fewer blocks, but I love the size. It will look perfect in my living room on the back of my chair. A nice cuddle size. I will send it to the quilter later this month. I can’t wait to show it to you when it’s all finished!

Mosaic Tile QAL Katie 4

I had so much fun making this quilt and I can’t wait to make more quilts from this book. If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, you really need to! I hope you all join in on the festivities and I can’t wait to see what projects you come up with for the quilt along!!

This post is part of the Mosaic Tiles Quilt Along, which you can read about here! You can enter your project any time between now and February 14, 2014 for a chance to win some great prizes. We hope you’ll join us in this beginner-friendly and stress-free quilt along. :)
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  4 comments for “Katie’s Alternate Layout: Mosaic Tiles Quilt Along

  1. December 30, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Loved the book, in fact had just done a book review of it. I loved the Mosaic Block. It was fun and easy to put together but you could do so much with it :-)

    I like your alternative layout!!

  2. Mara
    December 30, 2013 at 10:42 am

    This looks really great.

  3. January 1, 2014 at 6:34 am

    This looks wonderful! I started mine yesterday and I am going to end up with about the same size as yours since I am using a charm pack too. I am glad to see how yours looks so I know mine will be a good size also.

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