Friday, 3 May 2013

Time for Tea

Kitchens are still top of my list at the minute, so even although my swap for the Crafty Cooks Apron Swap is complete I still had a kitchen project to tick off of my to-do list.

A few weeks ago Gemma at Pretty Bobbins asked for pattern testers for her new paper-pieced patterns. Rather foolishly I volunteered myself even though I was due to go on holiday in the next couple of days. Still, when Gemma sent me the pattern for her Very Triangle Teapot block I knew I wanted to have a go at it.

Needless to say it took me rather longer than I had wanted to complete the pattern, but it is now finished and ready for use.


Paper-pieced teapot block quilted and bound as a teapot stand

As well as one layer of Insul-Brite wadding I also added a second layer of bamboo wadding so this teapot hot pad will protect my tabletop from the hottest teapot. The pattern was really straightforward to put together, although I did have some problems matching up the points on one row, but that was entirely self-inflicted :)

I thought I might have problems with quilting the pad through two layers of wadding, but it all went swimmingly. I quilted in the ditch around the teapot and then FMQ'ed swirls of steam for the background. 


Trivet and Tea Cup

You can see the quilting better in this photo.

The teapot pattern is available as a free download at the Pretty Bobbins Craftsy  pattern store.

Next up Kristy's Retro coffee pot pattern but before that I have some birds to sew for my day on the


I have a plan, I just need to get ahead and do it!



Linking up this finish to 

Crazy Mom Quilts

 

UndertheTableandDreaming


26 comments:

  1. That looks a perfect teapot! And those colours are just brilliant together!

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  2. Just a wonderful teapot! Well done!!!
    Esther

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  3. Love it, I am going to give that one a try. Beautiful work

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  4. I swear my parents had a teapot like that!

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  5. Beautiful teapot love it you did a great job with it i have now downloaded it so will give it a go :0

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  6. What a cute teapot - I love the texture of the triangles.

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  7. Love the teapot. And yours turned out great.

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  8. Adorable tea pot- my bird day is Tuesday and I don't have my project even started.

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  9. Thank you so much for pattern testing for me! It looks awesome, well done :) I love your colour choices too!

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  10. That looks great. I love your quilted steam :)

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  11. Just perfect match between your little quilt and the teapot. Love it!

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  12. It sure is a cute teapot pattern, and I love your colors.

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  13. this. is SO ADORABLE!!! fantastic job!

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  14. Oh it looks fabulous! Great colour choices!

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    1. Thanks Michelle, it was fun to do!

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  16. So cute! I haven't tried the bamboo yet, but I hear good things :-D

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  17. Well done for finishing, it looks great

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  18. All the little triangles are cute! You did fantastic with the pattern.

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  19. How adorable is that? Wonderful work!! Whoop whoop!!

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  20. So cute! I love all those teeny tiny triangles and the color combo!

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  21. How cute is that, I popped over to Craftsy to get a copy but it's not wanting to play ball tonight for some reason, I'll try again tomorrow to see if I can get the pattern to download! :)

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    1. opened Craftsy in a new window and it worked - smashing! :)

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  22. Oh so cute! You did a fabulous job with the quilting. I love all the fabrics that you used so cheerful and pretty.

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