Monday, October 8, 2007
I should probably warn you all that in the fall and winter, my inner crafter goes into overdrive and I'm always either making something or thinking about making something. This weekend, I finished quilting one applique block, got over halfway on another, and since this will be a floral quilt, I began thinking about what I want to work on next: another quilt with tea-themed fabrics.
I say "another" quilt with tea-themed fabrics because one is already in progress, a blended quilt featuring that pretty Victorian print up top. I got it from the (very lovely) folks at keepsakequilting.com. This mauve piece, however, was an eBay find I came across one day while looking for something else (don't you HATE when that happens!). I've been collecting brownish fabrics for a fall-themed quilt, and this will surely became a part of that, if not the central fabric.
Tea-themed fabrics are always a treat to come across, and not as common as you might wish. The cute forties looking print above and the bright whimsical print below were pieces I came across in fabric shop travels. The forties print may find a home in one of the classic vintage quilt designs. The whimsical one? I'm seeing it as part of a crayon-colored quilt set against a black background to make the colors pop. But don't think you have to be a quilter to enjoy teatime fabrics! They can also be used in many stitchless projects and scrapbooking, which is why I say, we all need a little fabric in our lives!