Friday, 14 September 2012
Doll Quilt - A Nice Pot of Tea
This was the next quilt I made for the Quilting Board doll quilt swap. I checked first whether my partner liked tea, because so many Americans just drink coffee and don't touch tea. Thank goodness she gave me the right answer, because I was dying to do a teapot.
This was the first appliqué shape I did using a paper stencil. Getting the angle of the handle and spout was tricky until I hit on the idea of drawing around the teapot.
All told, I was fairly pleased with the result. The quilting gave me grief, and I think it shows, but the less said about that the better. A doll quilt swap is all about taking part, trying things out and learning, and for your efforts your partner sends you a present in a big squashy envelope..