Saturday, September 02, 2006

Tea Trip Around the World Ready for Departure!

The little wedding wall hanging is ready to send off to Romania on Monday!



I'm not sure I'll spend this much time on every back in the future, but it was a lot of fun and I got to try some new things.



I've included tea and two mugs. (I had to scrap the idea of the coasters because there weren't enough scraps left!) The teas include Emperor's Bride and Faithful Friend - they seemed fitting!

Thanks to Tonya for help with the wonky little heart near my initials and for her letter instructions, of course!

I had some trouble getting started with the machine quilting on this - this was my third attempt. It's hard to see in the photo, but here's a little drawing. I stitched in the ditch around the center square, then through the middle of the other squares in this pattern:

15 comments:

dot said...

Very nice. I like your color choices. I am sure it will be a very well received gift.

Cynthia said...

Congratulations on getting the quilt finished. I'm sure they will love it. The back of the quilt looks great.

Miriam said...

my daughter and i love this quilt!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

That is a great quilting design - the quilting shows up very well in all the photos! The back is just as fun as the front - great way to use the scraps!

Cheers!

Evelyn

ForestJane said...

Neat idea for your machine quilting layout! And your wonky letters look great too. :)

Leah S said...

I can't believe how straight your squares are! Great looking beauty. :)

Finn said...

Hi Hedgie, *VBS* the tea quilt looks wonderful. I think the quilting looks fine, and if it's hung who's going to look at the back?? *S* Get names on those teas also..LOL

I love the creative licence with the back..that was inspired!!

I suppose you have more irons in the fire?? I look forward to seeing them. Hugs, Finn

Inga Helene said...

What a lovely wedding gift! 1 inch sqaures are just too small for me to do by machine.

And also the coasters and mugs we'll be appreciated, I'm sure.

Inga

Quilty Nurse said...

Thats come out so nice. I particularly like your quilting arrangement, very nice, I havent seen that before.

Also, your coasters look great. I think they'll make a good little Christmas gift for a few of my family - we don't give bought presents, but something small and handmade is ok.

Marcie said...

OK, now this comment box popped up! I couldn't open it before. I forgot to mention in my e-mail that your letters on the back of the quilt are terrific and really make that an outstanding gift! Neato!

Tonya R said...

I love both the front and the back of this quilt. ooh and tea too - what a wonderful gift.

Shelina said...

Wow you are so incredibly good at color selection. This trip is a beautiful quilt as well. Both your purple quilt and this green one sing, and I know it has to do with the fabric that you choose. You can choose my fabric anytime!

Shelina said...

I just had to come back and say that your quilting design is awesome. I was looking at the closeup and noticed it, then went back and saw that you wrote about how you did it. Amazing! You're so smart!

Brit said...

I love the back of this!!

juryizout said...

My absolute favorite quilt design is Trip around the World, or Sunshine and Shadow as the Amish call it. Great use of color...very kewl!