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I decided to make a Riley Blake Teapot Quilt Kit...
and here's what happened so far.


Riley Blake's Teapots Quilt Kit with the adorable Keepsake Box  looked like a wonderfully fun and creative winter project. However...

I don't like to copy other people's work. I would rather use their instructions as a project guide rather that a must. It's more fun for me that way! 
Since this was a piece work quilt and I really wanted to appliqué some of the directions had to be changed a bit. Using the measurements given I made a paper pattern first. Appliqué handle is now a since piece rather than pieces.
 
I chose two fabrics from the shelf to make a trial teapot... just in case. 

Pinned and hand basted the pieces in place to make sure I was truly happy with the look. As you can see from the pix below I've made a pillow for my office chair with my sample.
 
Where am I now? Well... I've matched up and cut all of the teapot pieces with the Riley Blake Quilt Kit fabric and hand basted them to their rectangular quilt placement blocks out of their background fabric. Even thought the pattern is for fifteen teapots I decided to make the quilt with nine.  

The lower left pix shows one of the teapots pined in place. On the right is the same teapot that I've begun to hand sew. Mow that the teapots are basted in place I'll begin to work on the flying geese side decorations. Give me some time....
 
This doesn't have a charming look right now but it will. My plan is to put this on the living room wall. A square quilt is more suited to the room. I'll have some teapots left over.

AND... I will make placemats with the remaining teapots. Yes, I'll do a DIY for you as well as offer to some samples. Such fun for me!


Would YOU like to make one too?
Piece Work or Appliqué... both are fun


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