Since the winter snowstorm in Georgia last week had me happily housebound for several days, I took advantage of this unexpected gift of time and managed to finish hand piecing the quilt top for my Sweet Tea Quilt! I was so excited to add that final row!
This quilt kit was a 2009 Christmas gift from my DH. Because I enjoy handwork so much, I had decided to hand piece this quilt, and to be honest with you I didn't get but a few rows stitched until late last year, when I decided to get serious about it.
This quilt was designed by Holly Holderman using some of her Teatime Floral prints for Lakehouse Dry Goods, and obviously the teacups and the pink colors are why I like it so much!
Now I have to add a border of fabric and little folded triangles called prairie points. Then I'll add the batting and backing fabric and quilt it all together. I had failed to order any backing and was scrounging around online last week to find any vendors who had some matching fabric. Luckily, some was still available. (And on clearance!)
While I wait for the backing to land in my mailbox, I decided to experiment with another quilting idea I've had. I traced a teapot stencil and used it to cut out a 1930s reproduction print. I'm thinking of making a small wall hanging out of blocks like this one ... but I'm only giving this my attention until that backing fabric arrives!