Tile Tuesday

Tile Tuesday

For Tile Tuesday this week we are heading to sunny Portugal for a little colour and inspiration –


 

 

Typical sharp colour combinations of yellow and blue abound – a combination that would be equally distinctive in a quilt. And what wonderful lines and shapes for applique!

Tile Tuesday

Tile Tuesday

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!

Inspiration, Tile Tuesday

Tile Tuesday

Last Tuesday we showed you part of a floor from the villa at Fishbourne and a diagram of a quilt block and possible quilt. This Tuesday over on our sister blog Meadowside Designs you can download a pattern for the block in different sizes and find lots of ideas for even more quilts and colours.

As a reminder – here’s the block, in the original black and white of the mosaic floor with some added pale grey for extra interest.

We also showed you an idea of what a quilt could look like with the blocks turned on point, but what about adding sashing between the blocks and changing the colours?

There are lots more ideas for quilts and settings in the pattern sheet many of which also incorporate the borders from the original floor.

Tile Tuesday

Tile Tuesday

Starting our Tile Tuesday series with Roman mosaic floor tiles in monochrome – from this fragment you can see that this floor design was an arrangement of “blocks” with sashing and border of squares on point. Almost like a sampler quilt!

Roman tiles, Fishbourne Villa  –

We translated the main block fragment above into a complete virtual block with the help of EQ8 –

Looks super stylish in monochrome and a simple grid of 9×9 squares – we can feel a quilt coming on!