Antique Tile Block Made Easy Tutorial
The Antique Tile Block is one which I have always admired, but never quite got around to making. Its a fabulous block for scraps, and lets face it we all have some. It is an awesome block on is own or alternated with a plain block, sashings, stars, or on point, really wherever your imagination takes you. Its also an excellent block for a “Transparency” style quilt due to the overlaid appearance of the block.
According to Barbara Brackman, (Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns, 1993) this Block was first published by Nancy Cabot in 1938. A little more about Nancy Cabot in this link.
Moving on, I was thinking about the Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt and variations of such.
Disappearing Nine Patch Baby Quilt
I was pondering that idea, when I saw something on Pinterest about a Reverse Disappearing Nine Patch, that got my attention. On further investigation I noticed that “Teresa Down Under” has posted a similar tutorial. I quickly realised that this is block can easily be made into the Antique Tile Block in a very simple manner.
I’m excited to share this with you today. This tutorial will give instructions for making 2 blocks at a time.
Block size 13” x 13”
Requirements for 2 Antique Tile Blocks Made Easy
Here is a stack of 5″ x 5″ squares I have just finished cutting.
Method for constructing two Antique Tile Blocks Made Easy
Make some more! This will grow very quickly!
I have made two quilt tops now from this block
On The Tiles Quilt and Pattern