I have always had a love for teapots. I honestly don't know how many I have : )
So when I saw this Sweet Tea quilt pattern and kit while vacationing in Tennessee I had to purchase it.
It is by The Quilt Company and I love it. I have had this kit for at least 2 years and finally decided to start it this summer. Then my life changed forever : ( and I am trying to get back to my quilting to keep myself busy during these cold winter days we have had here in the South. We are NOT accustomed to this kind of weather. It did not get above freezing here today. You northern gals are used to this cold weather, but this is why I live in the south. I DO NOT like cold weather! They are even predicting snow this week! We rarely see snow.
This is my favorite teapot block. The buttons are just laid there for the pic... they are not sewn on yet.
No this may be may favorite! It will have a button also for the lid. I just realized this one is facing the other direction from the pattern. Oh well! I am not a perfectionist!
Paper piecing was used for the "body" of this one with an appliqued handle and spout. I have the "tea bag" made and it looks real with the method they used. Forgot to take a pic of it!
I used rick rack around my blocks, the quilt pattern was a little confusing about the borders and it did not measure correctly when I began sewing the blocks together so I took out the tiny inner border and added rick rack and the blocks fit perfectly together. The rick rack was much easier and I like the texture of it.
This teapot must have hot tea in it ... it is steaming out the top with the lid off.
There are four of these blocks. Again I used rick rack for the border.
So hopefully I can press these really well now that I have them out again and begin making the teacups along with the ribbon border.
But before I begin sewing I better go to the store and buy bread and milk. If you live in the South you know what I mean : ) We get a little bit of snow and EVERYTHING closes.
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