"For The Love of Tea" is another design by the Australian designer Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched, and is also made with the gorgeous Tealicicious collection of fabrics. This was a kit that I bought online from Coast and Country Crafts and Quilts. The pattern comes with pre-printed linen for the stitchery blocks, as well as full-sized traceable design sheets. The kit included all the fabrics for making the quilt top, and 9 skeins of DMC embroidery threads - so now I have a few more threads to add to my collection!...
...I machine quilted around all 9 stitchery blocks, sashing, and the peeper strip, then hand quilted along the centre of the sashing strips using a variegated Vandani perle thread. I used shade P10 to pick up the colour of the border around the centre block and the binding. I used the same perle thread to embroider a label which was then hand appliqued to the back of the wall hanging...
...I've handed stitched the binding in place - this was made with another coordinating print from the Tealicious collection, and a narrow quilt sleeve was also hand stitched to the back of the wallhanging to enable it to be displayed on a decorative quilt hanger...
...and here it is, displayed on the wall of my sewing studio. I've got quite a collection of decorative quilt hangers, mostly by Ackfeld Designs. Most of them have a metal rail to thread through a quilt sleeve, although this one has a wooden dowel. I tend to rotate my quilts that are on display, so it always looks fresh and I don't get bored with looking at the same ones all the time!
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