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