Leaving your cuppa tea on your work bench while sewing is a bad idea...I mean you can get away with it for years but then...one day... yep - that one day was today...
but that may have been how someone came up the "tea-dyed" materials idea...ha ha
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
The design is based on Patchwork Pumpkin (Frankston) Country Romance pattern with a few alterations to modernise it.
The third block I used the bowl of ice-cream pattern from one of the many quilting magazines I had lying around. And the doughnuts and coffee cup were cut out from material with those prints on them. I really wanted to add cupcakes but felt that it would crowd the design too much. Its quite a 'busy" quilt so the plain background help balance it.
The 4th block is hearts and stars. Notice a couple of the small 2inch square blocks have a 1950 print from the Dick and Jane range. I have scattered them throughout to add some interest. I am also going to applique the letters CHARLI around the quilt amoungst the small squares so she has a challenge to find the letters to her name.