Category: arts, crafts & sewing > fabric
| Merchant: Walmart US The quilts in this book were inspired by mosaic tile floors found in Costa Rican churches, schools and homes which date from 1888 to 1936. The floors follow the mosaic tile tradition used in Europe which often have designs very similar to what we see in quilts. Around 1900 Costa Rican craftsmen began creating and designing their own tiles. There are many similarities between traditional mosaic tile floors and quilts. The tile artist and the quilter both create using molds or quilt patterns while paying special attention to color combinations and lines. Tile floors and quilts are often constructed using a four-block design. 9 quilt projects including full-size quilts, quilt wallhangings and a table runner represent the beauty of this tradition. Complete step-by-step how-to, clear, concise easy to follow instructions, full color throughout and beautifully photographed.