Monday, January 17, 2011

The Sweet Tea Quilt - A progress report

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!

12 comments:

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

So sweet!! Beautiful stitchery...I wish I had the patience!! (smiles). Donna

parTea lady said...

Your Sweet Tea quilt looks wonderful. That is quite an accomplishment to hand piece such a large quilt. I like your 1930's style wallhanging block too.

Marilyn said...

Very nice! I am loving your quilt. I have a weakness for blanket stitch, so I will be very curious to see what you do with that teapot.

Anonymous said...

What a nice quilt, Angela!
Love the design and the colors.
Thanks for sharing, Joanie

Steph said...

I'm soooo impressed!

Laura said...

This is so pretty! Lovely design.

Ginger said...

Your quilt is coming along very nicely. As a fellow quilter I'm amazed that you hand pieced the top. I assume you will hand quilt it too. I can't wait to see the finished product of both your quilts.

thesewingroomandmore said...

I love your quilt! You did a fabulous job, and with a nod to the true art of quilting by doing it by hand. Very "sweet"!!

Marlena said...

Beautiful, beautiful, what a good way to use snow days. We don't get those up here in snow country - we just have to plow ahead!

Deberah Williams said...

Beautiful! I love your quilting projects.

Susan said...

Your tea quilt is so feminine and pink! Hand piecing makes it heirloom!

Cath said...

I love the way you have made this quilt using the teacup fabric. I have this fabric in two colour ways because I loved it so much but no idea how to build it into a quilt. I could probably put some ideas together now. Won't be doing it by hand though....maybe the quilting!
Cath
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