I had a relaxing weekend and was able to spend a few hours on the Tea Towel Challenge quilt. Translated, that means a lot of staring and pondering and fabric fondling...minimal actual sewing.
So I was thinking I'd start (easy) by making the first round a strip of triangles, picking up on the triangles in the neck area of the chickens. Let's do a sample in green, I thought...but I didn't want to use my "good" green yet, so I dug through my green scrap bin and found a little piece of lime green and white. Never intended to use that color with this project but—bam!—what do you know, I liked it. Too bad there wasn't any more than a small scrap available, so I puttered around to find other things I could use alongside. Enter two more fabrics not on the originally-pulled-for-this-project stack.
And here is where it is so far. It's way too early in the month to know if this first border will actually stick or fall completely off the design wall. But that's the fun of working without a net.
Using this triangle border would mean trimming off the outside printed borders of the tea towel, which I'm totally okay with, as I think they're quite busy. However, I would try to incorporate those back in elsewhere.
We visited an antique mall yesterday, where we saw some more great Georges Briard (designer of this vintage tea towel) pieces.
Norm spotted this strawberry tray from several yards away. Good eye, that guy!
I loved this cake plate. Briard used the crown in many of his designs, and it's in my tea towel too. I hope to find a way to incorporate at least one crown in the TTC quilt. Appliqued? Paper pieced? It's a mystery even to me.
I found a fab stash of Irish linen tea towels at the antique mall too. Careful, those peaches are radioactive!
Speaking of hot-hot-hot, did you catch the Superbowl Halftime Show? Bruno Mars...and the Chili Peppers!? That's how it's done, son!