Today’s gift is the beautiful book Teapots 2 Applique by Kay Mackenzie of Quilt Puppy Publications. Kay has written an entire line of applique books, each centered around a different theme. Teapots 2 to Appliqué includes 16 creative teapots to appliqué using your favorite method. Includes a sampler quilt pattern if you’d like to show off your whole collection of teapots.
Kay specializes in and includes instructions for back-basting (aka no-template) hand appliqué. However, as Kay says in the introduction, “Whether your style is raw-edge, prepared-edge, or needle-turn, fusing or stitching, by hand or machine — pick your favorite teapots and have fun! Make one or many, small or large. Turn them, group them, set a tea table with them. The quilts you make will celebrate your own style and personality.”
You can design your own teapot-themed wall quilts, table runners, placemats, tea towels or garments. The designs are a terrific way jump start to your creativity! No two projects will be alike as you search for that perfect fabric to represent a beautiful china pattern.
And the winner of yesterday’s Creative Grid 16.5″ ruler? Martha B. come on down! You’re the big winner! Send your mailing address to me at maria [at] colormastery [dot] com. Congratulations!