Hi to all my QCA friends,
I am now in a very panicky place where the contractors are coming to gut my kitchen in less than two weeks. But I digress. I am planning to put some custom made ceramic tiles with quilt square designs into the back splash. I also want to create a larger design for behind the cook top. Has anyone ever done anything like this or seen anything like this? The cook top is 36" wide with five burners. How big should I make the back splash design without overpowering the rest of the other areas of the kitchen? Should it be 2 eighteen inch squares across or three 12 inch squares? I was thinking of the Hearth and Home block design. Any others I should consider? All suggestions will be helpful. I trust you will give me great advice.
mimi, i would draw the counter top with the stove in it, it doesn't need to be fancy, just drawn to scale, then color in the quilt blocks you want in the backsplash. with the different sizes. and i would try to use colors pretty close to the colors you want. some colors look bolder or not a s bold depending on the amount used. with everything drawn to scale, you will get a perspective on what size quilt block you will want.
gini in north idaho
So, Gini, if I drew the cook top twelve inches across, then put in squares over it to scale, I'll be able to tell how big I'd like the blocks to be?
I actually put a ceramic back splash from counter top to the bottom of my wall cabinets across the wall with my stove and sink. Doesn't overpower my kitchen at all. I did use a cream ceramic that matched the floor for most of the back splash and just some complementary squares placed in even spaces across the area.