i found the pattern for this teacup quilt in a book of great american quilts that was in a montreal apartment i was living in. i was browsing through it on the idea that i would try making my first quilt for friends of mine who were getting married.
when i saw the pattern in black and white I was unimpressed, but the colour plates sold me on it. i hand-appliqued all the teacups (some with rather shoddy finishing, as i was scolded), pieced the top, and finally sent it off to be hand-quilted by a lady in the community...two years after the top had been assembled. it took me that long to get realistic about space constraints and living situations.
they are young so i chose fun and vibrant fabrics for the sashing and border. plus stars and tea seemed idealistic, fantastic, wholesome.http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger/2902/4191/1600/683078/Pc300212.jpghttp://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger/2902/4191/1600/9295/Pc300214.jpg
i hope i'm posting this in the right place! this is my first post, apologies if i've made a mistake.