Friday, June 4, 2010

Chinese Take Out Fabrics

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!

12 comments:

  1. I love the fabric! Usually I take the summer off from crafting, but we've had rain, rain, rain! So I'm still crafting and one thing I'm doing is covering a Chinese take out container!

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  2. You are right. These are great colors and the patterns, great. I particularly like what I think is the cherry blossom design. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

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  3. Wow, these are the prettiest fabrics I've seen in a LONG time! I think I'm going to have to track some of these down. I can't wait to see what you do with them.

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  4. The fabric Chinese take out boxes would be great in these prints. Perfect gifts for tea lovers.
    http://www.hgtv.com/crafting/fabric-takeout-boxes/index.html

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  5. I love the color patterns!

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  6. Those fabrics would be cute sewn into an apron pattern from Indygo Junction !

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  7. I'm so glad you were able to find the fabrics. If you want to make something other than a quilt you could make a purse or zipper bag. I've never made this bag: http://www.made-by-rae.com/2009/02/free-buttercup-bag-sewing-pattern.html but it only uses a fatquarter. It gets rave reviews on other blogs and forums. Or these are cute bags: http://www.keykaloupatterns.com/ some of them can be found at youcanmakethis.com/ too. There are tons of other cute bags, etc at YCMT. This is a cute bag, if you need a travel bag: http://www.youcanmakethis.com/info/featured-products/Zippered-Boxy-Bag.htm I also own 2 patterns from http://www.thisandthatpatterns.com/patterns_bags.php that are similar (Mallory's Big Bag and Abby's Treasure Box). Or depending on how much of the fabric you purchased you could make a fun summer skirt. Whatever you make, I can't wait to see it.

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  8. Here are 2 quilts that use the fabric: http://www.northcott.net/?sid=2&layout=2col&content=fabric_details&colid=320&colorid=533
    look on the right hand side of the page.

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  9. Love, love the fabrics. I know you will find just the right quilt to make with them. Wouldn't they make a cute tea cozy with contrasting fabric on the inside?

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  10. Oh, I've had my eye on this adorable fabric for a while. Can't wait to see what you make with it.

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  11. What fun teapot fabric!!! I'll have to look for some of that!

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