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Doodles and plans

We’ve arrived at November again, this time with an unplanned hiccup in updating our Electric Doodles page and missing almost the whole of October. So now we are properly caught up and the page updated to November, the tech. section of the Rural Office has been formally reprimanded and threatened with removal of biscuit rights. . .

Our Tile Tuesday posts will continue through November and then in December we will have Festive Fridays to reflect the season. We have a number of things lined up for this blog in (gulp) 2022 but we are sworn to secrecy until January rolls around. In the meantime there is much clearing and sorting and re-arranging going on throughout the C&B Empire – from C&B Towers to the Rural Office and the Overseas Office sewing machines are being serviced, supplies checked, shelves dusted and re-stocked, projects reviewed, assessed and progressed.

Happy stitching!

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Tile Tuesday

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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Tile Tuesday

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.