Saturday, May 12, 2007

Wonky Tea Pot Block!

A few of us are making some blocks to share. The interpretation was that it should represent ourselves, and the criteria required bright fabrics. I decided on a tea pot, to represent my collection, started by my mother's collection, which I inherited. When it came to selecting the colors, I just reached into my bin of brights, and pulled out a handful. The first one that caught my eye was the yellow tiger stripe as the perfect spout. The stripe seemed to "harmonize" with it well, and the other colors just carried on the theme . . . BRIGHT! I'm especially tickled by the lid. I think it looks like a Bowler style hat, except for the knob. When we accomplish our objective, I'll post a picture of our mutual project. Every time I look at it, I just have to giggle. The background is a pale green fairy frost print.

My sock knitting continues, too. DH had arthroscopic knee surgery yesterday, and I knitted about 90% of one sock . . . it was a bulky yarn on large needles, so that's not as amazing as one might think. The other pair that I'm working on are a lace pattern using US Size 1's, and let me tell you, that's small, and therefore progress is slow-going. Don't ask why I do this to myself, but I prefer a longer legged sock, so every pair I've made have a pattern repeat or two added to the leg. They just seem cozier to me that way.

My little teapot stirred up some enthusiasm for applique, so with that little gem complete, I shall go to work on some of my other 37 applique quilts in progress. Where to start?

11 comments:

quiltpixie said...

your teapot ois WONDERFUL! Hope there are a few teacups coming your way to join it :-)

atet said...

What a fun little teapot! I really like it's jaunty top!

Tazzie said...

Your teapot looks sensational, I love it!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Jane Weston said...

I love your wonky tea pot. I've just done a bright wonky vase for a quilt I'm working on (picture is on my blog) and I found it quite freeing to do something whimsical. Can't wait to see what else you put with it.

Darlene said...

Cute, cute teapot! It appears that you're tipping your bowler hat. :-)

Dawn said...

Linda it is adorable! I can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Shelina said...

Your teapot is awesome! I like the lid too! It looks like a lot of fun. I have been called to applique lately too. Unfortunately, my current projects aren't in the applique stage yet.

Sweet P said...

The teapot is fantastic. I giggle too when I see it.

Laura said...

Great job on the teapot Linda!

And lucky me, being recipient of a pair of socks, since it has been chilly every evening lately they are really getting used, thanks!

anne bebbington said...

That's one FUN teapot!!!

Rose Marie said...

Wouldn't it be great to have a teapot like that in real life ... it's so playful!