Hi Quilting Friends,
With the cooler winter weather in our part of the world, a pretty cup filled with a steaming hot beverage is a nice way to take a little break. The only question is – “Coffee, Tea, or Me?”
Today we’re having tea! Tea has a long history, dating back to China’s Shang dynasty, where it was brewed and used for medicinal purposes. Portuguese merchants imported tea to Europe during the 16th century, and it gained popularity in Great Britain during the 17th century.
Do you like your tea with sugar and/or milk? Thank the British for this popular way of serving tea. We prefer our tea without any additives, thank you very much. Make it “Constant Comment” or “Earl Grey”, and we can “spill the tea” together.
Our newest addition to Ms P’s Pattern Shop is a celebration of tea!
Sharon made this pretty blue and yellow teacup with our new foundation pieced teacup pattern, using a beautiful blue and gold print as her inspiration for the color palette. The block finishes at 8″ x 8″ square. Sharon made a pair of pretty tea cups, and finished them as hot pads.
Wouldn’t this design be great for a tea cozy, a tea towel, or a pretty mat for your tea tray? If you prefer a traditional tea party look, then choose a sweet floral print or delicate pastel stripe for you tea cups.
The tea cup pattern is available in Ms P’s Pattern Shop!
Thanks for stopping by today. What project would you make with the foundation pieced teacup pattern? We’d love to hear about your ideas!
Sharon & Susan