Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Tea anyone?


So I have a list of Christmas sewing as long as my arm. And yet, instead of working on that, I decided to work on my Wombat Stew block for Lara (from Luellabella). You know, for January. Of next year. But hey, now I’m ahead of the game!

Lara requested teapots. And once she gave us a few specifics, I got busy drawing some up in EQ7. I had to shut the computer off because I couldn’t stop drawing teapots!

So here’s one that I have pieced!

Aviary Teapot

Lara asked for the teapots to be placed on the blocks to look like they are sitting on a shelf, have something that’s particular just to us, and include a bit of selvedge.

Particular to me… I love birds. And Aviary 2 is my favourite ever bird print.

Aviary fussy cutting

I’m not kidding about it my being my favourite bird print. It graces the doona cover on my bed (which is double sided because I couldn’t decide on one layout!)

Aviary 2 Squares doona coverAviary 2 Swoon blocks doona cover

And it’s also what my nappy (diaper)/carry everything bag is made out of.

Aviary 2 nappy bag

There are a few other Aviary 2 projects but now I’m getting off on a tangent (told you I love Aviary 2). Back to the teapot!

Selvedge

So I added a bit of selvedge to the bottom of the block. It’s the selvedge from the orange Color Weave that I used in the block.

Aviary and Color Weave

I am really loving Color Weave! I bought it in 12 different shades and I have already used 4 different ones in various projects just since they arrived.

Little note: I hate orange. Like really. I avoid it. I have had to force myself to buy orange prints to make my stash a little less lop sided. But Lara LOVES orange. So what’s a girl to do?!  I want Lara to have a teapot she loves, so orange it is. Plus look how pretty it goes with the Aviary 2. Mmm Aviary 2.

Aviary Teapot

So it’s done! And early! I may even make another teapot block. Because I can’t stop thinking about this design…

Teapot and cups

And on the topic of new designs… the Polaroid camera is now listed in my Craftsy shop. Thanks to my lovely pattern testers Gina and Heidi!

Polaroid Camera Paper Pieced Pattern

Well guess I better get back to that Christmas sewing if I want there to be any gifts under the tree!! Wish me luck!

19 comments:

  1. You have no idea how much I love this block - I may have to send it in to a potter(?) and get one made for real! I love Aviary as well, and yes, I love orange! Saw your Polaroid block on Gina and Heidi's blogs this morning and last week and squealed a little inside - very cute!

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  2. Oh, look at that teapot!! I can just imagine whole shelves of those in various colours and designs!! Fabulous, as we have come to expect from you Kirsty!!!!

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  3. Your tea pot is absolutely perfect - really love the Aviary fabric too!

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  4. prettiest teapot ever!!! love it....can't wait for the next one too! hope you will listing them when you are ready!

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  5. Coming from a land of tea drinkers this is right up my street! Think you will need to rethink your aversion to orange, this is really lovely Kristy.

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  6. Awesome! Seriously. I am in awe of your paper piecing prowess.

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  7. Oh so pretty, could do with a nice cuppa right now!

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  8. Gorgeous teapot - it's absolutely adorable. And so are all those Aviary birds:-)

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  9. Your teapot is stunning and I love the fabrics you chose, I think I have to get me some Color Weave now!!

    Cheers, Tabatha from BendingPins.com

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  10. Tea pot - wonderful!! I would love to paper piece a set of different ones for my sister!! And I love Aviary 2 and haven't dared touch my little stash of it YET!!

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  11. Tea pots!!! So awesome!!! Talk about perfect for my tea addicted mother. Are those going to be available in your shop too at some point?

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  12. Well done, so pretty! Lovely fabrics indeed.

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  13. I am loving that teapot block - what a clever way to incorporate a selvedge!! You know you are going to have to do a teapot BOM now, too, don't you??

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  14. It's all so gorgeous, Kristy! That teapot is divine!

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  15. I just have to ditto everyone elses comments. Love the teapot. Love the aviary. Paper piecing is not my forte - but I've done enough to really appreciate a good paper pieced block. Amazing!

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  16. The new blocks look great! Aviary is one of my favorites as well :)

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  17. LOVE the orange! And the teapot (particularly the handle!).

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