April 1, 2008

Look at this cute thing I just stitched up to hang in my booth at quilt shows!

A Spot of Tea by Kay Mackenzie

I made this version of “A Little More Tea” smaller than the sampler pattern in Teapots 2 to Appliqué…it has 9 of the 16 designs. I call this one “A Spot of Tea.”

The appliqué notes in Teapots 2 are all about the back-basting, or no-template prep method for hand appliqué. For this cheery sample I used fusible appliqué with a small machine blanket stitch.

Sometimes I pull fabrics and make blocks, then go hunting for a border that will work with them. In this case I started with the border fabric and pulled the teapot fabrics from there.

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2 Responses to “A Spot of Tea”

  1. Mary Warner-Stone on April 2nd, 2008 3:07 am

    Hi Kay,

    This is very cute. I love your teapots and someday I am going to find the time to make them. I have a spot in my entrance just waiting for a wall hanging like this.

  2. admin on April 2nd, 2008 9:00 am

    Thanks Mary! I’m looking at it right now up on the design wall. It needs a backing fabric… oops, guess I’ll have to go to the quilt shop!