My Grandmother Winnifred Ritchie died in 1973, leaving behind
warm memories of many cups of tea [in bone china cups] along with a wonderful
stack of hand-embroidered tablecloths. I chose Tea Party as my theme for
this round robin to preserve salvaged parts of a badly damaged tablecloth
along with memories of Grandma.
Closeup of quilting and salvaged embroidery.
I pieced the teapot, adapted from an on-line
pattern. The "tea cloth" under the pot is only sewn
down on one side, giving a "3-d" effect. Rounds were added
by Teri, Marcella, Carol, Bonnie and Danielle before the quilt was
returned to me. Some of the fabrics chosen didn't fit with my original
plan, so I changed them to the floral you see here and added the folded
blue border to finish the quilt. [The original quilt is shown below]
To see other quilts from this miniature round-robin, check out Terri's
"steam" in variegated thread rising from the teacups,
simple swirl pattern in white backgrounds.