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Thread: But Honey, It's just like quilting...

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    But Honey, It's just like quilting...

    I haven't been on the board much for the last couple of months as we are refinancing the house & finishing the bathroom remodel was my primary focus. So everyone thinks I'm nuts with the detail I've been doing on the tiling in the shower but I kept thinking "it's just like quilting". I start trying to describe how I'm going to put the design blocks on point with this or that border and my DH shakes his head "so much more complicated than it had to be"... But seriously, it's so similar to quilting that this is my favorite part of the remodel. Cutting tile is a lot tougher than cutting fabric but luckily, the grout allows for those "uneven seams". My hands are now so rough from all the tile & cement work that I dare not touch certain fabrics for fear of snagging them & there's no way to put on nylons... Enough fun - back to work!
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    its beautiful


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    The tile is beautiful and so is your design. Great job!
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    Men just don't understand! It's beautiful.

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    Excellent idea! Excellent job!

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    Wow this is gorgeous!!!
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    Great job! You have a second career if you want one.

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    Wow-what a great job you've done! Wonderful vision!

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    You Rock!!! I love your lay out, colors. and that you are doing it yourself!

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    Very nice. I love what you did.
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    Your tile is outstanding. If you had to pay someone for that it would be very expensive. Great Job!
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    My husband is in the middle of redoing our Master bath including putting tile in the new shower and around the jacuzzi tub. I wouldn't even begin to suggest your complicated layout, but it looks marvelous. He does the construction and I quilt.................we have an even trade LOL

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    Stunning bathroom tile! My son lays tile and he says Kudo's to you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by beatys9 View Post
    I haven't been on the board much for the last couple of months as we are refinancing the house & finishing the bathroom remodel was my primary focus. So everyone thinks I'm nuts with the detail I've been doing on the tiling in the shower but I kept thinking "it's just like quilting". I start trying to describe how I'm going to put the design blocks on point with this or that border and my DH shakes his head "so much more complicated than it had to be"... But seriously, it's so similar to quilting that this is my favorite part of the remodel. Cutting tile is a lot tougher than cutting fabric but luckily, the grout allows for those "uneven seams". My hands are now so rough from all the tile & cement work that I dare not touch certain fabrics for fear of snagging them & there's no way to put on nylons... Enough fun - back to work!
    I too like to tile. For my birthday I got a tile cutter. I have tiled my bathroom, kitchen etc floors plus back splashes. It's just like sewing. I even made a pattern to go around things. But it is hard on the hands, but a lot if fun.

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    Oh, I sure do love this, wish it were in my bathroom.

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    oh yes, that is gorgeous. i just saw a bathroom done on t.v. today and swear i saw tiny flying geese tiles!!

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    You go girl!! Fun idea! Sometimes men just don't understand! (a lot of the time-?!)
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    its beautiful. I did me bathroom about two years ago with same colors and a chocolate insert it toke a long time but it is worth it .

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    beautiful, do you hire out? Our bathroom could use some remodel.

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    Great job! Great eye! Saving money but not having to hire someone and getting your " quilt fix" priceless! :-)

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    Beautiful work! You did good!!!
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    Ooookay, anyone else see a quilt in that mess. Blocks on point and borders. lol
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    Very cool...and I know how difficult working with tile is. My husband always lays tile in diamond patterns.....more tricky, but worth all the effort.

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    Beautiful work! I really like your colors and pattern!

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    That's AWESOME!! We have just this last two weeks had our master shower re-tiled due to leaks. It has taken the tile guy so long!! Your's is SO MUCH more complicated!! I can truly appreciate all the time and effort in yours!! Ours was just straight with two decorative borders. No on points. Yours is amazingly detailed!! Congratulations!! Looks like you used the right waterproofing too! (something our previous tile guy did not and hence the reason for the re-do).
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