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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Tea with Miss C such a treat!



Yesterday after some of my homework was completed, one of my friends and I 
took this most beautiful quilt and entered it into a local fair! 

I wanted to take some photos before entering it to showcase the talent
in our Anyways Quilters group.  Christine captured this beauty to a T. ( as in Tea and well 
Totally) lol She is by far the most amazing quilter I have ever come to know and love.

T-cup in the forefront and Sumatra really wanted to be part of this
photo shoot, with clear instruction from me, that they were not to jump on this
quilt at all. And they didn't but certainly managed to squeeze some peek a boo time. 


There was something about this quilt, besides the beauty that both had to come out 
with me..

Sumatra was thinking of jumping, but decided against it when I gave her THAT LOOK!

So she just went to the other side and gave THAT LOOK to T-cup. 



Now to this Quilt. Every part of it was done by hand. All appliqued and needle turned.
There are t-cups, spoons, strawberry shortcakes, muffins, chains of daisies, embroidery..
YOU name it, it is there. It took Christine 9 months to complete this...
Even the borders with all the fine quilting ....alll done by HAND. 


I tried to capture some of the detail up close...isn't it just beautiful?
The spoons for instance have 3 layers, to give it a 3 D appearance and with the addition
of the bow. Wellll you know I am almost teared at it's overall beauty. 

  The tea cup in the centre is just gorgeous, again all the swirls around the circle. All of it embroidery.

This pattern came from a book. It is sold out in book form however available in kindle.

Christine, followed her pattern to perfection, subbing the quilters design from a red gingham to a pink gingham in its border which to me, gave even more impact.  I am most certainly interested in creating this quilt into a lap quilt and having rows of tea cups, and then spoons, and then shortcakes and then daisy chains. I have been working on a drawing. We will see, it would take me years to complete ...wink...or I could just keep this one...



By the way, the ladies at the fair just gushed all over it...Audrey and I would
be soooo surprised if she did not take Regionals.

Today, I must catch up on some papers
and work on a special PIN addition for you tomorrow.

Stay tuned.







38 comments:

  1. Good morning early bird! That quilt is gorgeous! I usually don't much care for that type of quilt myself, but for some reason, I find myself loving this one. She did an amazing job and I love the teapot quilted in the bottom. I think some of those design elements would make an amazing row quilt. I hope she wins a blue ribbon!

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  2. What an amazing quilt! I love seeing all that detail and I gasp! when I consider all the work on ONLY ONE PROJECT for so much time. Christine's hard work and loving attention must win the top awards for that quilt ANYWHERE! Thanks for showing it to the world.

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  3. What a really beautiful quilt, the detail is just gorgeous. Just some of the aspects from it would make a lovely quilt, all together it is outstanding.

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  4. I have been anxious to see this and WOW!!.... it is beautiful! Christine is a marvelous quilter and will surely ribbon with this beauty! Thank you for sharing this work of art with all of us!

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  5. Oh my.... I'm gushing too! I admire anyone that can put so much time, detail and love into a quilt like this. Such amazing applique and even the quilting is special.....tea pots and cups in the borders..... so cute. A winner and an heirloom, for sure!

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  6. So glad you got to take a picture of it...it is beautiful!

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  7. what a wonderful quilt! My Mom was a pastry chef and I know she would have adored this! (btw, she also read tea leave - good Irish woman!) The detail is breathtaking, from the applique to the embroidery, to the lace to the quilting in the border! Beautiful job!

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  8. It is truly a beautiful quilt. I love all the attention to detail. Beautiful.

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  9. It is breathtakingly beautiful! All that stitching by hand just knocks my socks off...love it!

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  10. Hi!!! It is very beautiful!!! All the detailed handwork is amazing!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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  11. Just beautiful! I love seeing completely hand made quilts. To many quilters take the easy way all the time. This is how my Amish friends showed me many years ago. Again, Beautiful!

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  12. WOW, yes it is beautiful ! I'm glad you shared it !

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  13. Oh, so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Absolutely stunning! I have Sandra's book and one of her cupcake patterns and it is eye candy for me and I keep thinking someday I'll make at least one block--LOL. Thanks for sharing Christine's beautiful quilt!

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  15. I saw nearly the same quilt hanging in the Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta last May. I don't know who made it, but I loved it and took lots of photos. I loved the design. I think the colors of the quilt I saw were very similar too, except I don't think there was any gingham in the quilt I saw. Here is a photo from my Flickr album: http://www.flickr.com/photos/patchoulimoonstudio/8828451446/

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  16. What an incredible quilt - so beautiful and whimsical :)

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  17. Oh what a lovely quilt. I was especially impressed with the actual hand quilting (because I just can't do that and never could!), the teapot in the bottom border is just beautiful. I WANT IT!! :) If she doesn't win, win, win, someone is BLIND! Thank you so much for sharing and I am REALLY looking forward to tomorrow....;)

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  18. Oh what a lovely quilt. I was especially impressed with the actual hand quilting (because I just can't do that and never could!), the teapot in the bottom border is just beautiful. I WANT IT!! :) If she doesn't win, win, win, someone is BLIND! Thank you so much for sharing and I am REALLY looking forward to tomorrow....;)

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  19. And other photo showing this woman's teabag on the quilt was filled with beads to look like tea: http://www.flickr.com/photos/patchoulimoonstudio/8828446544/in/photostream/

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  20. That quilt is absolutely amazeing

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  21. Absolutely gorgeous! And by hand....amazing. Hope she wins top honors for sure.

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  22. Absolutely amazing! I love hand quilting, and this is perfection.

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  23. Absolutely amazing! I love hand quilting, and this is perfection.

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  24. OH WOW is that beautiful!!! Here's to a huge ribbon!!!!

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  25. I admire anyone who makes a whole quilt by hand, especially one with such detail as this quilt. Absolutely stunning and a ribbon winner for sure!

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  26. This quilt is sooo gorgeous! The applique, the embroidery, and the quilting-WOW! She should win top honors in everything. Thank you for showing it to us.

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  27. Absolutely gorgeous! Perfection in quilting.

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  28. What an absolutely exquisite quilt and quilting!! It deserves all the prizes available!!

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  29. That is a gorgeous quilt!!! Wow!

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  30. Wow. Just wow. That quilt is just gorgeous and my daughter loved seeing the kitties in the pictures.

    And congrats on passing your test, but I'm sure you always do.

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  31. I am glad I checked you blog before night night....so sweet!! reminds me of Beauty and the Beast days with my Grandgals now in COLLEGE!!....People just AMAZE ME...just when I was getting comfy with my quilting...heheee.....Have a wonderful week girlfriend!!......suppose to be perfect weather here!!

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