Do you set your crafting aside for the summer? I often do, especially now that I've been bitten by the gardening bug, but thanks to lots of recent rain and a weekend of rare free time coming up, I'm itching to do some stitching. I've decided to actually try to *finish* a project already underway, so I've been stitching a lot of yo-yo's to complete the yo-yo quilt that's been in the works for a while. Not one to let my stash decrease, though, I recently acquired some new tea-themed fabrics thanks to a thoughtful e-mail alert about them from my tea friend Ginger in North Carolina. These Lyndhurst Studio fabrics are by Sheri Berry, and the design is called Chinese Take Out. I love Chinese food and I love teapots, so what's not to like!
I actually found this first fabric "live" at A Scarlet Thread quilt shop in McDonough. I love that the teapots have teabags hanging down the side.
The coordinating fabrics were found online. I like this one with its hip looking stripes.
And I also liked these two coordinating fabrics. I'm poring through my quilt magazines to find a pattern for a small quilt or wall hanging to make with these, and even though I haven't decided what to make just yet I'm tickled with these new fabrics. Now, back to those yo-yo's!