Tutorial for the Block DUTCH TILES

I promised to share how was made my 'Hydraulic tiles 'block : Dutch Tiles quilt was called ,
I can't explain all the process, not almost in the way Corey Yoder does...she explain in her book all what you need to do, all steps for a good success making petals applique , she is great , it worth it to buy the book !!

Regarding my Tiles quilt , have you ever seen flooring tiles that you wanted to make a quilt with the pattern shown ??
I did, many times in old churches , in old floors of Modernist houses in Barcelona ..it remembers me new patterns for quilts to do. I took photos many times, and at the end ,this book allow me to make it in a proper manner

Once I bought the Corey Yoder's book ' Playful petals' I started testing with others prints fabrics from my stash  , measured and final block are the same 12  1/2 inches.
I used paper backed fusible web..if it is lightweight that's ok for cotton fabric , but if it is a bit thick consider to trim the centre fusible of the petal at the back , this eliminates extra bulk.. (do see at the pics )
Also you will iron open seam allowances for the petal , so that makes a nice block

Starting now to show the way ...follow  me please !

**But beforehand  IMPORTANT  TIP  ask yourself  what do you want to get a HIGHLIGHTED square or a highlighted circle , which is your preference ? do see  what I mean:

do see the difference , I will show you that one  but my final decision was to make much more remarcable the circle at the Tiles quilt , this one :

1- Making the block (12 .5 " final ) do make first the background :
   Cutting diagonally   6 7/8 inches square you will get  2 HST for the sides..repeat for the 2     sides more  untill get 4 sides of the  9" blue square ..this is the basics of the block

2- Making 4 petals for the block by combining 4 dark prints with 4 lighter colours in order to get contrast :

  Sew together 1 of each 1/4 seam allowance always ..press seams open

 **IMPORTANT ....before to cut the petal shape ...should be added fusible web at the back of the 2 strips joined by an open and press seam allowances

 This is a lightweight  fusible web...no need to trim at the back , but ...
avoid multiples layers by cutting the centre of the fusible web petal if it is thick , you will need only sticky fabric  around the petal before to make blanket stitch , after finished block
do see here a closeup  what I mean :

Bellow the thick one :

   Cut the centre before iron it at the 2 strips fabrics  ... voila !

Hope that helps to encourage some of you to make one of those, choose your fabrics , your favourites colours and have fun by playing as a child with geometry

**Addendum: a small summary of my Dutch tiles block , see how:

Happy sewing  winter room !

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