Tile Tuesday

Tile Tuesday

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 –

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From garden tiles (somehow posted twice!) back to Mr Minton’s wonderful tiles – Chris was inspired to draft this bold strippy-style quilt from a local domestic floor.

The strong russet colour of the original tiles is not always easy to match exactly in fabric but there are plenty of “near-enough” options out there – this is what EQ came up with asked to turn the colours into fabrics

But you don’t have to stick with the original tile colours – go pastel or go bold . . . and while you’re at it you could change the design around a little!

You can find the pattern to buy in our Payhip shop.

The original floor photo also inspired the Lichfield quilt which can you read about on our Meadowside blog.

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In the good old days when we did outrageous things like walking dogs, stopping for coffee, visiting garden centres etc we sometimes saw outdoor tile arrangements that offered some inspiration. Even this incomplete (and very large) arrangement –

And here’s Barbara’s interpretation of the complete circle but as a more manageable 12inch block –

This is currently on the “awaiting more quilting” pile at the Rural Office before being finished into yet another cushion.

Tile Tuesday

Tile Tuesday

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.

Tile Tuesday

Tile Tuesday

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 –

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!