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Peranakan Tiles Inspired Quilt No. 4

Another Peranakan tiles inspired quilt? YES please! Includes free FPP templates and cut files.


Colourful floor tiles quilt by Sew, Jahit

This time, the inspiration comes from these floor tiles found in a local restaurant near where I live. These floor tiles can also be found on the sidewalks in Georgetown, Penang.


Peranakan floor tiles

As with my last three Peranakan tiles inspired quilts (click here, here, and here), I started by tracing a flat image of the Peranakan tiles, converting them into cut files (I used Brother's Canvas Workspace for the ScanNCut), and use the Brother ScanNCut to cut out the applique shapes.




close up of colourful peranakan tiles inspired applique quilt

close up of colourful peranakan tiles inspired applique quilt

 

MATERIALS


The applique pieces are made with the fabric line Pura Vida by Shayla Wolf for Anthology Fabrics. As usual, I lined my applique pieces with fusible web before ironing them onto the background fabrics.


Pura Vida fabrics by Shayla Wolf

The light green, light blue, and light pink batik backgrounds are fabrics from my local Spotlight, while the light purple batik background is from Fat Quarter Shop. The light grey background is also from Spotlight.


light coloured batik fabrics

purple coloured batik fabrics

The batting is a cotton polyblend.

 

DESIGN & DIMENSIONS


All seam allowance is quarter inch.


The finished quilt measures about 75" x 75".


peranakan tiles quilt design by Sew, Jahit

 

CONSTRUCTION OF CENTER PANEL


The center panel of the quilt is made up of 64 of the following 7.5" x 7.5" (finished) unit:

peranakan tiles quilt unit by Sew, jahit

I made the units using raw edge applique technique. Click the link below to download the SVG cut files of the elements in this unit. The SVG cut files already includes a quarter inch seam allowance (the inner and outer squares in the SVG file indicates this seam allowance).

Peranakan Tiles 4 (SVG)
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Four of this unit make the following 15"x15" (finished) block:

peranakan tiles quilt block by Sew, Jahit
Sixteen of this block makes the center panel of the quilt.

blue applique fabric pieces from Pura Vida fabrics
Some cut outs of the applique pieces. These are already lined with fusible web prior to cutting.

Applique pieces in Pura Vida fabrics fused to the background fabric, ready for applique stitching.
Applique pieces fused to the background fabric, ready for applique stitching.

applique stitching with sewing machine
Ready for blanket applique stitching.

close up of blanket applique stitches
A closer look at the blanket applique stitches.

 

CONSTRUCTION OF BORDERS


The borders are made of the following units and strips:

construction of quilt border

Click below to download the FPP and strips templates.

Peranakan Tiles 4 Border Units FPP & Strips Template
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Note: the FPP templates are to size, but the strips templates are only templates to cut the correct width. Cut each strip to at least 92 inches long and you will have enough to make the mitered corner using Y-seams.

Units A, B and C: Print 4 sheets to get 4 sets of Units A, B and C templates.

Unit D: Print 8 sheets to get 8 Unit D templates.

Unit E: Print 88 sheets to get 88 Unit E templates.

Strips F1 and F2: Print 1 sheet (because you only use these as cutting templates).


As shown in the illustration below, the border is made up of:


  • 4 x Unit A

  • 4x Unit B

  • 4 x Unit C

  • 8 x Unit D

  • 88 x Unit E

  • 8 x Strip F1 in light colour (Template Width x to 92")

  • 8 x Strip F2 in dark colour (Template Width x to 92")

construction of quilt border

 

QUILTING


This quilt can be made using the conventional piecing-the-quilt-top-then-quilt method. However, I actually used the quilt-as-you-go method, where I pieced all the units to make the sixteen blocks, then I quilted each of the sixteen blocks with my applique (blanket) stitches onto battings. Then I pieced the pre-quilted sixteen blocks (with battings) together to form the center panel. Because of this method, my construction of the borders is much more complicated than as you can imagine from the above diagram, so I don't actually recommend it. So, stick with the conventional piecing and quilting method unless you really know what you're doing.


Regardless of the method of piecing, the quilting should not distract from the patchwork and applique. I used stitch-in-the-ditch and stitch around motifs in blending threads.

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Mervyn Davies
Mervyn Davies
Aug 24, 2023

Your quilts are very beautiful and your stitching is so neat. This pattern is exquisite but I don't think that I would have your patience to finish it. Thank you for sharing the pattern and your method of quilting it.

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Sew, Jahit
Sew, Jahit
Sep 13, 2023
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Thank you for the kind compliments! I understand all those applique stitches can seem daunting. You may try making one or two blocks for pillow covers, or a few more for a table runner.

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