I wanted something new to set my coffee on in the morning. The quilt block I have been using was looking a little sad. I still have way too much sewing motif fabric, so here goes another project. I found this book in my private library. It is all small pieced blocks, no paper piecing, so I thought the tea cup would be a good start.
I pulled some fabrics, cut out the bitty pieces. It only took about 15 minutes to do the teacup.
Then sew the teacup in sections as the pattern shows.
But I wanted it bigger, to hold a plate for my crumpets. So I added a side piece in a complementary print.
The border is a dark green, picking up the other colors in the mat. Total size 8 x 13 inches.
Now for the real reason I wanted a small project. I am just starting to use my little chalk marker for ruler lines, and a small project I could do on the DSM was perfect.
I marked the chalk lines, and quilted on them. Simple, uncomplicated. I used a dark thread which would fade from the motifs and show in the white background spaces.
Batting is Warm and Natural. The next one I think I’ll use some Insulbrite for more heat insulation.
I bound it in the same color as the border.
Now to play with it! It fits my little baker.
And the bigger baker..
And the oval baker…
And most importantly, fits my plate and cup!
Aren’t small projects fun?!! From idea to finish in just a couple of hours. Now, where to place it in the State Fair competition? Table crafts maybe?
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