Two very different tiles today for tile inspiration – fanciful patterned ceramic tiles UK 1890s (maybe) and a fanciful design executed in mosaic tiles 21st century middle East. Similar in colour palette and ornate twirls but very different all the same.
Another tiled floor that almost shrieked “quilt” – so simple and elegant in monochrome. Here’s the EQ translation from floor to quilt –
The pattern for this quilt is available from our Payhip Shop.
Chris’s version of the quilt above –
Sadly neglected and possibly unappreciated – the fate of many tiled floors. Barbara spotted this particular example several years ago in a front garden in Eastbourne. An unusually complex design for a garden path, perhaps making a statement of status at the time, we felt it was a very deserving addition to our collection of tile-inspired patterns.
What a handsome quilt this would make! Chris is still working on the pattern for the quilt but in the meantime there is a pattern to make a runner based on this path – with a somewhat smaller, simplified border – available from our Payhip shop or you read about it here.
We do love Minton tiles! Above is an EQ interpretation of a tiled doorstep in the immediate neighbourhood of C&B Towers – this would make an eye-catching table runner in any colour scheme. Chris has written a pattern which can be found over at our sister site Meadowside Designs (payhip.com/meadowsidedesigns).
And here’s the doorstep itself –
Following on from last week’s post featuring Minton tiles here’s another Minton tiled floor in it’s original domestic setting. This one was spotted in Lichfield, Staffs – with some difficulty as it was hiding in an estate agent’s window there. Not terribly exciting in this picture and not terribly visible either.
But from this image (and a trusty notebook/pencil combination, followed by EQ7) Chris was able to draft a pattern and produce a quilt which we think is rather handsome. Barbara is currently resisting the urge to cut up fabric and dive right in to this project – and, as we know, resistance is sometimes futile!
The pattern for this Lichfield quilt can be found over in our Meadowside Designs shop.
No surprise then that we now have a goodly collection of tiled floor images sourced from house sale particulars!