"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11 (NIV)

Monday, February 3, 2014

Tea Towel Challenge time

 It's time to start working on putting together my quilt for the Tea Towel Challenge.    The towel that I'm going to be using for this round is one that shows several London landmarks.   I was fortunate to be able to travel there back in 1997 and the landmarks are all ones that I saw while there.  

The fabrics that I will be using when making the quilt are ones that I bought in London while there.  I plan to add a TOT or a solid with these fabrics to help them stretch and play nicely together.  I'm still in the process of thinking about what I want to add to it.   But am leaning towards adding things that remind me of England and London.    Three of the blocks that I've thought about adding include the following from Quilter's Cache:

http://quilterscache.com/L/LondonRoadsBlock.html

http://quilterscache.com/L/LondonSquareBlock.html

http://quilterscache.com/C/CrowningGloryBlock.html

In other projects, thanks to having a 2-hr delay this morning I had some extra time to play so I pulled some flannel scraps that a friend had given me back in October and cut them down to squares that will go together in a free form setting.    Then pulled some coordinates to go with them.   Will continue working on them tonight when I get home from school.   Will post pics of that as I make progress on it.

Gratitudes:
1. I didn't slip and fall last night on the icy driveway when I had to shovel the ice & snow the snowplow left in order to park after work.
2. For the district approving the conference travel for me.


3 comments:

sophie said...

I am really looking forward to seeing what becomes of those cool fabrics. I really love your tea towel, perhaps because it reminds me of times I spent in London long ago and far away ... please be sure to link your progress at the February Check-in.

desertskyquilts said...

I've never been there, but I saw the movie. LOL I look forward to seeing what you do. Those are interesting blocks.

P. said...

It's wonderful that you are going to use the fabric you bought in London for your tea towel. Love the block ideas, especially London roads!