There have been too many distractions and too many new projects inserting themselves between me and my Time for Teal (T4T) quilt. It’s time to buckle down and get to work.
Here are the beautiful contributions I’ve received so far: 4 pineapple blocks from Viv, a fabulous coffee pot and vase block made by Jenny from a paper piecing design by Esther (have a look at her Etsy shop, there are some wonderful designs there!) a really beautiful star from Gun, and a dresden plate and a teacup stack from Ali. Several others have offered more contributions, and I’ll post those as they arrive.
The plan is now coming clear in my head. In the centre will be 9 blocks, each featuring a teatime-related image, whether it’s a pot, cups, cakes, or whatever. Round the outside of that will be a border of dresden plates, alternating large and small ones. Round the outside of that will be non-pictorial blocks to form the ‘tablecloth border’ – Viv’s four pineapples, for example, will go one in each corner. I have a plan for some wonky star blocks, a heart or two, perhaps a postage stamp block or two (no surprise there, then), etc. At bottom centre I’ll put my Teal Ribbon block, and the rest will be whatever works, or comes in, whether it’s pinwheels, 9-patches, diagonal stripes, HST designs, or whatever.
Now that there’s a plan, it’ll be much easier to keep up momentum. And I’ve put together quite a collection of fabrics: teals light and dark, near-teals, blends and graphics.