Time for Teal part 2

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.

T4T collage 1Here 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.

T4T collage 2Time for Teal conceptThe 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.  

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41 thoughts on “Time for Teal part 2

  1. tialys says:

    These are all beautiful. Two more are winging their way to you as I type.

    • katechiconi says:

      Hurrah! I have just spent a couple of happy hours sourcing and printing out a whole bunch of cup and saucer ones, some stars, the odd dresden plate. None will go to waste. If they don’t make it into this quilt, they’ll go in the next one.

  2. Kim says:

    What a whimsical block setting you have come up with! I love it.

    • katechiconi says:

      I thought a theme would be more fun to work with than just a sampler quilt, and Tea and Teal seemed close enough to make Time for Teal an obvious title. After that, everything just fell into place 🙂

  3. claire93 says:

    lots of lovely blocks!
    no sign of mine yet? posted on 29th March, I’m getting a little worried.

  4. It’s going to be splendiferous – a real tea party of a quilt. I’m ashamed of my wonky first one – it’s a pity quilts have four corners, but a triangle would leave bits out in the cold!

    • katechiconi says:

      Viv, do stop pointing out the *very* small problems with your beautiful blocks! As far as I’m concerned, they’re purposefully wonky, and this is part of their charm. You have very generously made four and I wouldn’t dream of leaving a single one out.

  5. lucyannluna says:

    Lovely colours, they look fantastic

  6. Magpie Sue says:

    I’m glad to know some of the blocks you have in mind for the outer edges. Don’t be surprised if I make them for you!

  7. rutigt says:

    So exciting to see the blocks and you are doing a great job as always!

  8. knitnkwilt says:

    Samplers are always fun,but how much more fun, a themed design!

  9. norma says:

    Lovely blocks and a very good theme.

  10. Jenny - the lilac cat says:

    It looks great. Love how you plan to set it out as I think it’s the hardest bit. We get the fun of making our individual blocks!

  11. Oh Kate I love it already !!! Such beautiful colours !!!!

  12. Love it love it love it!!!
    Hugs
    Esther

  13. […] The patterns were designed for a specific charity quilt for an Ovarian Cancer Charity in Australia. The quilt is being put together by Kate from ‘Tall Tales from Chiconia’. Kate’s project is called ‘Time for Teal’ as the charity used the color teal in its logo. Kate’s idea for using tea-themed blocks is fantastic, isn’t it? The coloring suggestions in my pattern pdfs will contain teal and tan examples for this reason. I do know that teal is a weird color for a cupcake!😉 But hey, a cupcake is a cupcake, right?! You can read more about Kate’s project in her latest blog post! […]

  14. I’m going to try and send my blocks before the week is out. These are so beautiful you may not want to use mine. They are a bit larger than you asked so that you can trim them like you want.

  15. Lynda says:

    This is going to be so beautiful!

  16. Gosh! I’ve missed so much. These are gorgeous 🙂

  17. anne54 says:

    This will be an inspirational quilt, Kate. How wonderful you and the other quitters are.

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s going to be fun, filled with positive thoughts and good intentions, and hopefully will be distinctive and pretty enough to raise lots of money for the cause when it’s auctioned. Plenty more posts in the pipeline before that happens, though!

  18. […] “The patterns were designed for a specific charity quilt for an Ovarian Cancer Charity in Australia. The quilt is being put together by Kate from ‘Tall Tales from Chiconia’. Kate’s project is called ‘Time for Teal’ as the charity used the color teal in its logo. Kate’s idea for using tea-themed blocks is fantastic, isn’t it? The coloring suggestions in my pattern pdfs will contain teal and tan examples for this reason. …    …. You can read more about Kate’s project in her latest blog post!” […]

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