No, tea towels aren't just for drying dishes. Some of the vintage ones are for
hoarding collecting. And, now they are for quilting.
Sophie of Sophie Junction is hosting a Tea Towel Challenge and I decided to pull some towels out of the drawer, give them a soak in oxyclean and pick one for the challenge. And there above you see my choice for the center of a quilt. I'm not sure how vintage this is or how long I've had it or even how I got it or why I have it but it reminds me of those colors we so loved in the 70s for some bizarre reason.
It's one of those rather stiff old linen towels that could stand by itself in a corner of the kitchen. And, yes, I see a "run" in the apple and grapes. And, the edge has a little fraying going on.
But, I think this towel will be the center for my challenge, my quilt, my masterpiece.
This month we are supposed to make an appearance at the linky party to show off our tea towel choice and our fabric choices. The colors in the tea towel should determine the color palette for the quilt (whether we like them or not. It is a challenge, after all.) So, I show you above some of the fabrics I had in my stash that I'll use. I can guarantee that most were on sale for a very nice price or they wouldn't be in my stash.
And I really, really, really hate to admit it...but these were in my stash too. Did I mention I have a
hoarding collecting problem?
At any rate...I haven't had to buy a thing in order to participate in this challenge. And, that's a good thing.
So, hey!...if you are a