A quilt in pink, white and various shades of blue in a geometric, square in a square style pattern hanging on a log barn wall
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Victorian Tiles – the Breeze version

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Have you ever seen those tiled entries and hallways in Victorian homes? I love those geometric floor tiles and this quilt pays hommage to that.

It’s published in Make Modern magazine’s issue 35, which hit the virtual newsstands as I am writing this post.

Pattern cover page from the magazine, showing a quilt in pink, white and various shades of blue in a geometric, square in a square style pattern draped over a big rock

This pattern is a repeat block design that’s set on point. It’s a simple block to construct and the pattern includes instructions for time-saving techniques such as 4-at-a-time flying geese.

A quilt in pink, white and various shades of blue in a geometric, square in a square style pattern held up by a person not visible standing in front of an old barn and silo

The fabrics used in this sample are from the Breeze collection by Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic for Moda. Having the tone-on-tone prints adds interest up close, but lets the primary and secondary patterns shine without distraction.

close up of a quilt in pink, white and various shades of blue in a geometric, square in a square style pattern

Because this design has secondary patterns, it lends itself to all sorts of colour play with solids and near-solid fabrics to see which patterns pop. And even fussy-cutting an adorable print for the blue center squares is an option.

close up of a quilt in pink, white and various shades of blue in a geometric, square in a square style pattern

It was quilted by Sharyn of Huntley Quilting Studio in one of my favourite simple, loose swirl patterns. It gives the quilt a lovely texture without distracting from the piecing.

A quilt in pink, white and various shades of blue in a geometric, square in a square style pattern held up by a person not visible, standing in a field of grass

I asked my son to help me by holding the quilt, he’s just tall enough and has a big enough “wing span” to hold up this 53″ x 53″ quilt, but he was complaining about the itchy grass afterwards 🙂

A quilt in pink, white and various shades of blue in a geometric, square in a square style pattern hanging on a log barn wall

Victorian Tiles is available in Make Modern Issue 35. You can purchase individual issues, or get subscriptions for 6 months, 12 months or their fabulous All Access Subscription, which includes literally everything they’ve ever published (which means my previously published patterns are all in there, too).

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