August 02, 2011

A trip to the tile store

We're home improving again. Shopping for tile is so much more fun if you're thinking about quilts and quilting patterns when you do it.















This last one in particular would make such a great quilting pattern!

18 comments:

Sarah Craig said...

Oh my goodness, Christina, my head is now swimming with ideas!! And you're right - that last one is a great quilting design!!

RamonaX / Gail said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing some inspiration!! I'm starting a new quilt... or rather starting to design a new quilt, and I need ideas :) That last tile is really cool.

Kay Lynne said...

What store did you go to in your area? I may want to tile my kitchen back splash and I really like all the designs. All the designs sure gives one a lot of ideas!

Ann Marie said...

There use to be this cool place like this in Michigan, but they closed down. Where did you see these at?

Tiffany said...

Ooh! I love that 4th one with the circles! I'm glad I'm not the only one who takes pictures of tiles - sometimes even when they are on the floor of someone's house!

Creative Mom said...

How funny I was going to put up a picture of our tile backsplash for the same reason! I love all the examples what are you going to do?

Gene Black said...

Ha ha.. I am so glad that I am not "strange" for taking pictures of tile "because I see a quilt pattern" in it. Most of my friends are over giving me that "you weirdo" look when I say "wouldn't that make a great quilt" - say when I am looking at a cake or a wall. You never know where inspiration will strike!

Vesuviusmama said...

Beautiful tiles! And definitely put me in mind of quilting. I'd rush home and start quilting - forget about home improvement!

What Comes Next? said...

what wonderful tiles! The top one reminds me of a swap quilt I made recently, the second one of the quilting I did on my Kona challenge - I'd love to make that third one into a quilt, and the last one would be wonderful as well! I never knew how much fun you can have in a tile store! Did you decide on any of them for other then quilting purposes?

Miriam said...

Wow, some great inspiration there!

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

Wow! I have been to a few tile stores, but never have I seen tiles like these! Did you buy one of each? What treasures you have found =)

felicity said...

Oooh I love the wavy aqua one. Thanks for these!

Suzanne said...

Wow! I love the hurricane one but all of these are really creative options. We can find inspiration anywhere, can't we!

Jessica said...

What a great post to inspire quilters! I've noticed that quilters are especially likely to get design ideas from unexpected sources. I was thinking about this a lot last week after attending the CHA summer trade show, and I even wrote this blog post about nontraditional quilting ideas I saw at the show:
http://www.favecraftsblog.com/inspiration-for-quilters-at-cha/

Marcia Wachuta said...

Great tiles! So many to choose from... Thanks for sharing. I found you on Twitter...Following you now!

Marcia Mersky said...

Hey Christina - I was at Pratt & Larsen a week ago picking out tile, and recognize many of these!

Lana said...

You are right...I see a lot of great quilts in these and these have given me some new inspiration!

Promosyon said...

I really impressed to watch that fourth one with the circles. I am glad I am not the only one who takes pictures of tiles. It looks very beautiful and best on the floor of house.

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