Sunday, June 23, 2013
Lettered Tea Cozy
I am so happy I have been doing the Zakka Along 2.0. Otherwise I am not sure I would have gotten around to making this tea cozy from Patchwork Please by Ayumi Takahashi. I love tea but the only tea pot I have is my Wedgewood one which was a wedding present. I make tea with my tea kettle. I have always wanted to start a tea pot collection. Maybe I will start one sooner now that I have this cozy.
I had so much fun making this. I love foundation paper piecing though I am very very new to it. And I loved selecting fabric. You can't really see it in the picture (and I was not successful getting a closer one) but the bar in the A says "Ouch I am a very hot pot". I was going to free motion quilt it because I thought it would be a lot quicker but I just love the one in the book so much I wanted mine to look like it. Instead of cherries, I crocheted a flower to match the teapot binding fabric I used. I used Eva's Sweet Crochet Flower tutorial and I just winged it with the leaves. It has been a while since I did any crochet. Just doing this tiny bit has left me wanting to do more.