Wednesday, October 18, 2006

the teapot is now quite cozy

with a new quilty jacket and matching tam o' shanter.
Onward...

7 comments:

Lauren said...

hey, it turned out great! did you piece all of those different colored strips together?

baffle said...

Thanks!
and thanks for asking 'how':

I had five 'fat quarters' of fabric in different colors, made 13 wedge-shaped pattern pieces in slightly varying widths, cut a bunch of fabric strips from the templates. Keeping the strips in proper order (if not, wedge shapes tend to form a circle when sewn up), I pieced those together, then took the entire rectangular pieced piece (haha) and cut it in half crosswise = 2 sides of the cozy.

Added a lining and a lined bottom in black with batting between the layers, made a black casing for the ribbon.
Sewed it all together.

Made the tam o' shanter top using the same circle template as the cozy's bottom. Also lined with a poly batting core.

Lots of hand-sewing...which I rather enjoyed.

Planning to try the cozy out tomorrow - to see how long the tea stays cozy hot!

Derek said...

OMG!
Nuts!

jessierose said...

yay! it turned out so beautiful!!!

baffle said...

Please come take some tea with me.
[adore]
[adore]

justducky said...

i love the quilting!
having just quilted.

jessamynit said...

fancy!