Wednesday, January 1, 2014

a tile setter

I love this quilt I'm currently working on, it's coming together nicely.  More about it at the end of this post.


I never thought I'd be a "tile setter".  

If you've ever done a big renovation on your home, you may have experienced some adjustments at the end, in other words, finishing a few things yourself.

After watching some youtube videos and listening to a few crazy friends who have tiled, I realized that it's not much different than quilting, except for the fact that I could take off a finger VERY easily. 



 I noticed that my work area looked a lot like my sewing table with stacks of half square triangles, and squares laying around . . .



I even used a quilting method for cutting half square triangles, ha ha.



My quilting rulers came in very handy.



templates. . .



I love travertine.  I guess it compares to a low volume quilt.





So, if you ever happen to get tired of quilting . . .
you already have some skills that would help you be a tile setter!





This was my Christmas present:
A small china cabinet from my mother in law. 



 After a few minor repairs and cleaning up, it has found it's way into my newly renovated sewing room.







After a wonderful Christmas, I'm finally back to some desperately needed therapy in my sewing room.  I hope you are too.



I've always wanted a design wall.  I just pinned up a piece of batting on a bare wall.  It's awesome! 

Linked up:
Thank Goodness it's Finished Friday  - found this week at Quokka Quilts

6 comments:

  1. Oh my...congratulations on the tile work! What a beautiful job! I will have to give this a try! And your cabinet is lovely!

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  2. Wow! Your tile job looks amazing. I'm impressed. Also, now I want a hutch of my own... Hm. How can I get one...

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  3. Your tiling job looks wonderful! I really like that cabinet, too.

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  4. I really like that quilt design that you are working on. Great job!

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  5. I loved that you used your quilting rulers on the tile!

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  6. oh wow, good job with those tiles. I put up piece of batting in November and I love it too. How could we lived without it, I wonder :-)

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