Sunday 1 May 2022

Tea for Three

 For this quarter's challenge, we were supposed to pick our own theme, go with a direction that had interested us earlier.  I had a lot of ideas, but I ended up doing something fairly simple.

"Tea for Three"

This piece combines a lot of my favorite touches -- personal imagery (this is my grandmother's teapot), computer-printed fabric, vintage linens, beautiful threads, and breaking the frame of the quilt.  It is a little more pastel than my usual taste, but I enjoyed spending time with the peaceful colors and imagery.

Handkerchief butterfly.

Blue teapot.

I enjoyed continuing down some of the pathways that Memories led me to, and I think the two pieces go together nicely.


  1. Glad to read that I wasn't alone in finding no theme a difficult proposition Gwen :) You had me at vintage linens with this quilt, it is a really lovely companion piece for your Memories quilt. Those handkerchief butterflies are beautifu!

  2. Very sweet way to use those vintage linens. I have a pile of those myself that I'm working with. Nice work on this.

  3. How lovely! I like the way your Memories inspiration has taken you in this very personal direction. Your butterflies and pots are beautifully done.

  4. Beautiful. I love the teapots and butterflies. Good memories of your grandmother.

  5. A lovely quilt, with so many memories for you! I think I recognize one of those hankies . . .

    1. You *think* you recognize a hankie, but unbeknownst to you, I already had one almost identical to the one you sent me! And I used only part of yours in my earlier quilt, and I still have a good half of it to include somewhere later! :)

  6. I love the almost 3D effect of the piece, so interesting and makes me want to look closer.

  7. This is beautiful. I love the way you've stitched on the tea pots and I really like the way the napkins lie over the edge of the main piece :)