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This is the Tilda studio blog where we post a little inspiration and wish you a creative day.

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Putting Down Roots Pillows

These two pillows are perfect companions to the Putting Down Roots Quilt. We have made two of them – one with a solid peacock background, like the quilt, and the other in country red. The pillows use two of the small flower blocks from the quilt and only need small amounts of fabrics for the appliqué.

Finished Size
21in (53.3cm) square

Putting Down Roots Quilt

This truly lovely quilt will always draw attention and is sure to become a treasured heirloom. It will take time to make but you will be thrilled with the result. The design is made up of two different appliqué blocks – a large flower and a small flower, each in three different colourways. The method used is turned-edge appliqué, with the motifs are sewn to a Solid peacock-coloured background.

Finished Size
60½in x 80½in (153.7cm x 204.5cm)

Chic Escape has arrived at Lalande!

Inspiration can be found in everything from a small heirloom to a memory, a feeling, experiences or people you meet along the way.
The inspiration for Chic Escape came from watching brave souls renovating derelict French chateaux on YouTube, but there has been no hiding that especially one chateau inspired this collection.
Chateau de Lalande with its charming owner Stephanie Jarvis and her wonderful family and volunteers their humor, kindness and way of life is my perfect escape. I could not help but drawing peacocks, pottery and lots of flowers.

Of course, we had to send the collection and tell the story. We are so glad it was well received. Watch as Chic Escape arrives at Lalande!

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Chic Escape!

Our escape during lockdown, a rather chic escape I might add, was following all the charming people that have left their old lives behind to restore derelict French chateaus, on YouTube.
Starting their days knee deep in mud because of a leak and ending it with a cocktail party. Spending an uncommon amount of time in their dressing gowns often paired with wellies (I suppose their dressingrooms are just too far away) and flanked by a peacock while tackling obstacles like a bathtub falling through the floor. Trips to local flea markets (brocants), always on the lookout for vintage pottery, fabric and furniture to bring these vast buildings to life.

Chic Escape is inspired by brave people saving and bringing life and laughter back to old forgotten homes, and all our shared interests in vintage fabric, pottery and flowers.
A very special thanks to the wonderful people at Chateau de la Lande for all the joy and inspiration.

If you are looking for a Chic Escape that will put a smile on your face several days a week we highly recommend following The Chateau Diaries.

Hope you enjoy the collection!

   

   

Cotton Beach

Christmas is over and before you know it spring is in the air, it’s time to start planning this years spring and summer projects.
“Cotton Beach felt like the perfect name for a coastal cotton fabric collection. Shells, coral reefs and sea anemones are some of the motifs that inspired the mixed style designs. Colours vary from purples to dark and light corals, sandy greys, light and green teals and blues, and yellows to represent sunshine. In addition to the main collection you will find five beach shell blenders in softer hues, and a fun, new design called “Me and My Friend” in two colours depicting female busts in all shapes and sizes. Use the fresh Cotton Beach fabrics to applique clothes and hats on the busts and use them for personalized projects such as pillows, bags, pin cushions, sewn placement cards, charming ornaments or even quilts.