Tealed with a Kiss

How teal is teal? This is a question I’ve been pondering since I volunteered to make a block for the Tealed with a Kiss quilt. Kate blogs over on ‘Tall Tales from Chiconia’ and she regularly makes quilts to raise money for ovarian cancer, the colour representing ovarian cancer is teal. At the moment she is making and collecting blocks for a quilt entitled ‘Tealed with a Kiss’, so all the blocks have a cross within the design, so there will be lots of kisses.

I looked through my stash for some teal fabric and to my surprise I had very little. I’m surprised because it is a colour I like to wear, but I clearly haven’t seen many fat quarters I fancy in it. I remembered one I was using for my Splendid Sampler quilt, luckily I’ve nearly finished the quilt and there was enough left for a 12″ block. I found another one that coordinated and then found a scrap of cream cotton with gorgeous teal butterflies on. Cracked it, I thought…

Then I made the mistake of looking at the others that had been made, they looked a lot brighter than mine and I began to wonder where teal stops and turquoise began, or jade, or peacock blue…I’ve decided to make one up and let Kate decide, I have assured her that I won’t be offended if it’s made into a cushion instead 🙂 I’ll be keeping my eye open for brighter teals in future!

I found a pattern on the Aurifil website, it’s from one of their quilt-a-longs, I felt there was enough of a cross in this one. Kate had mentioned that she could do with some crosses with a teal background, so I used the butterflies and plain cream for the cross and the two teal (well I think they’re teal!) fabrics for the background.

The block design is 12.5″, Kate likes if poss a bit extra in case quilting takes up some width so I made the outer border 1/2″ wider than needed so it’s easy to trim to the required size.

So here is my teal block (I hope it’s teal anyway!!) it will be winging it’s way to Australia this week.

Tealed with a Kiss

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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6 Responses to Tealed with a Kiss

  1. I love those butterflies (teal or otherwise)


  2. Wood So Wild says:

    Lovely! Colour is so subjective, I think you’re well within your rights to call it teal. 🙂


  3. claire93 says:

    looks teal to me ^^
    From what I gather, Kate is needing both dark & light teal blocks, so I imagine this also translates as dark & bright . . . your block is lovely and fits the bill. Stop worrying lol.


  4. kathyreeves says:

    Looks good to me!!!


  5. amcclure2014 says:

    It looks good whatever shade it is! As there is so much variation in what might be called teal, I’m sure all of those will be represented! Women come in a variety, so does teal!
    I didn’t realise ovarian cancer was represented by teal. Good to know.


  6. Ann Creek says:

    I am not sure I really knew what colour teal really was ! Forgive my ignorance ! xxx


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