Dressing Up - a modern tile qal

"Dressing Up"

Modern Tile Pattern by Mell Meyer 

27"x 27"

made from upcycled textiles  

hand appliqued shapes on all the blocks

hand quilted with big stitch in med gray

I used all black or black gray textiles. I have always wanted to do dark on dark and thought by making this pattern smaller I could accomplish it and keep my sanity. Sewing with dark thread on blacks requires lots of natural light for me. 

As you can imagine with the different textiles - denim, shirting, slippery shirting, skirt weight and stretch denim it was a challenge. Some areas have really thick seams. I opted to applique all the shapes on my backgrounds by hand. I was able to needle turn all the edges. 


 I had fun coming up with a quilting pattern of a sorts. 

I signed up to do 100 days of WIPS with Leanne on her blog HERE and you can find her on Insta too. 

First quarter challenge this Modern Tile quilt was finished! woot!!

Such a cloudy funny day today so hard to see the dark but you get the idea. 

Thanks for stopping!

linking up with Confessions of a fabric addict Here

and Wendy at her Peacock party here


Rebecca grace quilting HERE 


NTT at My Quilt Infatuation

and Meadow Mist Designs MY favorite finish


Debbie said…
I find this one so intriguing! Love the hand-quilting - really adds alot of interest!!
Rebecca Grace said…
It looks great in your photos, but I’ll bet it’s even better in person when you can appreciate all of those different fabric textures in the piece. I love the “fractured” feeling of your big stitch quilting design, too — the way the stitches that literally hold everything together lack an obvious pattern organization. Coupled with the somber palette of blacks and grays, it’s like finding beauty in your darkest days, even when you can’t find meaning. Very powerful. Thanks for linking up with me for TGIFF!
Melanie said…
I loooove your interpretation of the pattern. The recycling idea but the quilting is my absolute favorite ;) Enjoy your finish! And good luck with the WIPs B-Gone challenge xo
Very striking! Love the big stitch quilting and the photos, too!
Sewing black on black is definitely a challenge. I really like the big stitch quilting you added and I'm imagining what lovely texture this piece must have. Congratulations on turning your idea into reality!

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