What a great way to get a jump-start on the Winter holidays -- commit to a holiday blog hop in August! My blog hop project is also the December Jelly Roll Party sample, so I'm ahead of the game there also.
The pattern is "Tea Party," from Cluck Cluck Sew. My friend Jeannie always invites me to a holiday tea in December, so I thought this pattern was particularly appropriate for December.
I used a new line from Moda, "Winter Lanes." I like this collection because it's wintery, but not specifically "Christmas."
(Image from United Notions)
I made my quilt longer than the pattern, it's an extra-long twin size. Just right to take to quilt camp next summer!
Of course, I bound it using Susie's Magic Binding. If you haven't tried this technique yet for binding, here is the tutorial. If you like the look of the contrasting flange, or if you just don't like hand-stitching down bindings, Susie's Magic Binding is the technique for you!
And of course, I had to add a "My Aunt Martha Made It" label.
My sister made this Teddy Bear from one of my Daddy's Pendleton shirts. Doesn't he look comfy?
Here is the best shot I have to show the true colors. I quilted it with "random squares" using Superior Threads "Omni Thread" in Fountain Mist. Because it's a winter quilt, I used a thicker cotton batting than usual.
Today's other blog hoppers are:
"Tea Party" is such a fun quilt, I think I should give away a PDF copy of the pattern! It's a NEW copy (see comment #71) not my paper copy with my notes scribbled over it!
If you would like to make you own Tea Party quilt:
- comment on this post and tell me if you've started your holiday quilting for this year
- if you're a no-reply commenter, please include your email
- international entries welcome!
- giveaway ends the last day of the Ho Ho Ho Blog Hop, August 9 at midnight MDT
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