Notice how nicely the teapot/teacup print and the red check contrast and enhance each other. Then look at the appliqued teapot in contrast to the light teapot/teacup print. Not enough contrast. Even though both are very fun to look at, the teapot melts into the back ground print because of lack of contrast. Oh well. I like it anyway I guess. I wanted to use this really sweet teapot/teacup print Terri gave me but I should have waited to use a different fabric with it for the appliqued teapot. I still have more of the print though so I can easily make another block. I like the contrast of the pink dot with the teapot and I do like the overall teapot shape. That handle was a killer though. I'm not good with very narrow applique. I do really like the vintage button for the top of the lid. I've been experimenting with "tea" themed projects for the "Time for Tea" swap hosted by Stephanie.
It is Friday so I want to show some of my fun and fabulous fabric, of course. First off note the cute pink Japanese bee fabric in the background that Jane sent me. Thank you Jane. It is perfect for me. Sandi surprised me this week with some valentine prints that I plan on using to make more quilted valentines. Thank you Sandi. Both are such thoughtful people.
I like this check with brown/yellows that I pulled it off my shelf to think about making a teapot with. I'm not sure if I will use my own teapot applique from above or Pink Penguin's paper pieced teapot she posted this week. I'm always rather afraid of paper piecing but I will definitely make it anyway. If you haven't seen it - go look at it. It is fantastic.
Above are some feed sack blocks ordered from Glenna. I could show them all to you but we'd be here all day. Take my word for it - they abound in fabulous vintageness. Glenna has a great selection of fabrics. She showed us her stash on her blog recently and I was totally wowed. She has fabric heaven at her house. Sigh.
The weekend is upon us. Enjoy!