So happy to announce that the ‘Tea with Kate’ kitchen quilt is finished.
This wall hanging will be on display hopefully soon on a wall near my kitchen. I am happy with how it turned out, even though all the stitching seemed to take for ever. 😉
The blocks are foundation paper pieced for this quilt are designed by me. They can be found here in my shop. Several of these blocks are free.
I used a double batting for my quilt: a 100% cotton on the bottom and a wool batting on top. This combination gave me extra poof and added weight for this wallhanging.
Enjoy the close ups!
The light background fabrics are all kinds of different white on white fabrics. If you look closely you may be able to spot the various patterns. Some are more white and some are a bit off-white.
In the background I added orange peel quilting using rulers. In between the peels I added matchstick quilting in alternating directions.
In some of the objects you can see some added circles to give those a little bit of a vintage feel.
I used a lot of Alison Glass fabrics and added others from my collection, like this orange floral vintage Marimekko fabric.
I would love a piece of this pie!
Hand me a plate 😉
Coffee or tea?
Sugar and milk?
I added a pieced binding and hand stitched it to the back. I used three different fabrics to create a more interesting binding. I think it looks really nice. The stitches between the separate fabrics came undone while I was hand stitching, though. I will add stay stitches on the long edges of the binding if I ever want to use a binding like this again.
Have you ever used a pieced binding?
Have some cake today!
Oh Esther, This turned out delightful, but so much time invested Whew. You are amazing. Laura in Utah
Oh thank you for your kind words Laura!
The wallhanging isn’t that big, so I could try a time consuming quilting pattern. I will NOT attempt this pattern on a quilt that is any bigger, though 🙂
I can’t seem to log into my word press account to comment, but I wanted you to know I think your Tea with Kate quilt is absolutely delightful!
OH thank you so much for your lovely comment!
It turned out great and I love a pieced binding! Annoying that the stitches came loose though, I’ve never had that happen. Maybe using a shorter stitch length could prevent it?
I guess it had to do with it being a single fold binding instead of a double fold binding. I did use tiny stitches, and it did help a bit, just not enough to prevent the fabric to become undone.
Ah, I never do single fold bindings.
This is really beautiful! I especially love the quilting on the cake which makes it look like it has fancy frosting!