Monday, April 11, 2016

Weekend Stitching - Vintage Tea Time Finish

It's been a couple of weeks since my last Monday post.  I've been working in my sewing room, but the amount of progress that was post worthy just hasn't been there lately.  It just seemed silly to write about finishing up one block.  Thankfully, I have a finish to blog about today.  

This weekend I finally got around to photographing the McCall's Mystery quilt that was finished Easter weekend.  

Vintage Tea Time (McCall's Mystery Quilt) From McCall's Quilting Magazine
Jan/Feb, April/May issues

This quilt was started in January of 2012 and was my third oldest UFO. So it's nice to have it off the UFO list.  When I saw the pattern in McCall's quilting it seemed like a great way to use up that tea pot print that had been languishing in my stash.  

Usually I have problems coming up with names for my projects, not this one.  My Guy has been referring to it as the "Old Ladies Quilt".  He's not fond of the tea pot focus fabric.  He agreed that "Vintage Tea Time" was an appropriate alternative.  

Trudy used a floral motif in yellow thread for the quilting. 

It's a bright and sunny quilt.  I really like how the blue borders frames and contains all that bright yellow.  Not sure where this quilt is going yet.  It's a bit big for a donation quilt, but hopefully I can find a some place where it will be loved and appreciated.  

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Alison V. said...

This looks awesome! :) I have some large scale fabrics that I've thought about using for this same pattern.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

This is just FAB!!! What a gorgeous way to showcase the teapots. Maybe someone needs a quilt for a raffle/fund raiser (set a price must received). We do this with libraries, youth projects, and community events. The event earns it's funds, the new owner is going to appreciate it because they paid for it, and you know that quilt is going to be taken care of and loved.

Kate said...

Beautiful finish - despite your husband. :P I love how the blocks work together to create the design. And the colors are so bright and cheerful!

Nann said...

Pretty colors!

Val's Quilting Studio said...

I just think this is the best spring time finish. ENJOY!!

Libby in TN said...

I love everything about this quilt and the quilting just tops it off. Great job!

Bonnie said...

Darn, I always like a great blue and yellow quilt. (back story -- I went to USC and UCLA is our big rival in Los Angeles. My luck, UCLA's colors are yellow and blue....And yes, I do own one queen size yellow and blue quilt that lived on my bed for several years.) I like your name much better than your hubby's! At least he keeps track of your quilts.

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

Your husbands quilt name made me giggle - when my boys were little we would take them to a locally owned diner and they always called it the 'old people's place' to eat. Your name is much better suited! :) Yay for checking another project off the list!

thea said...

great finish! the quilting really complements the quilt!