Quilting With Solids – Cobblestone Quilt

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 in Blog, Quilts, Tutorials

I love pattern! I know … big surprise. I thought however that it was about time I tried my hand at quilting with solids. Michael Miller’s line of Cotton Couture solids is so dreamy soft to work with and they just keep adding more & more colours to the range. They’re up to 150 now!

tamara kate - cobblestone quilt

For my first attempt, I decided to work with a colour palette I would not usually tend towards with muted shades of greys, teals and mauves and a punch of gold to perk up the range.

tamara kate - cobblestone quilt detail

I worked out a layout based on a dream tile floor and set it all on a 45º angle. To avoid a monotonous look and keep the eye moving about, I also interspersed smaller squares within a few of the larger ones.

tamara kate - cobblestone quilt detail2

To keep things interesting I opted to quilt each square a bit differently (yes, there’s a bit of duplication, but not much), all using a walking foot.

tamara kate - cobblestone quilt detail3

You can find a free tutorial for the Cobblestone Quilt on the Michael Miller website here with a list of all the luscious colours I used.

Oh, and if you’re heading to Quiltcon next week, stop by the Michael Miller booth and you’ll see the Cobblestone Quilt in person!

1 Comment

  1. Josée Carrier
    February 24, 2015

    Beautiful! I love your color palette. You really have the eye for colors. I really love the change in values. And I particularly like what you’ve done for the quilting.