Hi Quilting Friends,
Welcome to the “Time in a Bottle” blog hop, hosted by our friend Carol at “Just Let Me Quilt”. The challenge for this blog hop was to make some hourglass blocks and then use them in a project.
The blog hop title got me reminiscing about the past, with fond memories of our grandparents and great-grandparents. If I could save time in a bottle, I’d love to visit just one more time, now that I’m a grown-up. I was fortunate to know them and spend time with them when I was a child.
Granny and Grandpa Paulson emigrated from Norway and settled in Northwest Montana on a property near the Swan River, where they raised their family- two girls and two boys. Grandma Rose was the younger girl. I remember visiting Granny and Grandpa at their home, and having tea with cookies while the grownups talked.
Speaking of tea. . .
The china in the photo belonged to Granny Paulson, who passed it on to Grandma Rose, who passed it on to Mom, who passed it on to me! The crocheted tablecloth was a wedding gift from Grandma Rose, nearly 40 years ago. Only the tea cozy is new, and that’s my project for today’s blog hop.
You might recall my tea cup project from the “Tickled Pink” blog hop, and this tea cozy in progress –
I used more of my scraps that coordinate with the tea rose fabric to create hourglass blocks for the other side of the tea cozy. I started with 3.5″ x 3.5″ squares, and ended up with hourglass blocks that are 2″ x 2″ (finished size) after trimming. I sewed the hourglass blocks together, quilted the tea cozy piece, lined it with more of the tea rose print, and then finished it up with the deep pink binding. Here’s the other side of the finished tea cozy –
You can find the free tea cozy pattern here-
And you can purchase the tea cup pattern here in Ms P’s Pattern Shop-
Thank you for stopping by today! Please plan to visit the other blogs for today, and leave us a note!
Sharon & Susan
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