Say What?

Hi Quilting Friends,

Welcome to the “Say What?” challenge, hosted by our friend Joan at MooseStash Quilting. Our challenge was to share a story about how quilts speak to us or something else that relates to quilts and words.

Here’s a story for you!

When we were little girls, our Mom was involved in a community ladies’ group. Each month the ladies would get together at someone’s home and have tea in the afternoon. When Mom played hostess, she cleaned the house until everything sparkled, got out the best teacups and plates, and made little sandwiches and sweets for the ladies to enjoy with their tea. We kids were to be on our best behavior, or we’d be banished to our bedrooms or the great outdoors for the duration of the party. The ladies enjoyed this time to chat together and “spill the tea”.

Tea quote

Sharon here. My fond memories of childhood traditions helped me to come up with a series of foundation pieced designs that we call “Coffee, Tea, or Me?”, and I’m excited to “spill the tea” about the latest addition to this fun group of patterns! This is the fourth installment in our series, the teapot!

I decided to create a teapot table topper with my teapot block, perfect for a tea party when ladies get together to “spill the tea”! See how pretty the tea table looks with the teapot table topper and the teacup cozy? Makes me wish that I had more time to host tea parties!

I’ve had lots of creative fun with this series, such as these coffee mugs with an appliqued heart, made into a kitchen set for my younger son, Nathan-

Coffee Kitchen Set by Ms P Designs USA

And a set of tall coffee mugs with miniature quilt blocks, made into small place mats for our table-

Coffee Mug Place Mats by Ms P Designs USA

And a fun teacup, made into pretty hot pads and the tea cozy shown earlier in this post!

Tea Cup Hot Pads by Ms P Designs USA

And here’s my little teapot table topper, surrounded by some dainty lace and cute little hourglass blocks.

Feeling inspired? Browse the patterns in our pattern shop to get started on your project.

So, regardless of your choice of beverage, it’s always fun to get together with good friends and “spill the tea”! Thanks for stopping by today. Leave a comment about your favorite beverage when you meet up with YOUR friends; it makes our day.

Happy quilting,

Sharon & Susan

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23 thoughts on “Say What?

  1. What a great story to inspire your coffee tea or me series! Don’t we all wish we had more time for tea parties and such. At least we can stitch on up and remember the days!

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  2. Such a nice, warm and friendly pattern line. Your tea pot is lovely. So weird but yesterday my quilt guild had a tea party. The party planners had little sandwiches and small sweets for us and we all pulled out our pearls.

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  3. Well, coffee has to be my favorite though I do enjoy a cup of tea in the winter cold months. My daughter has sent me info on a “tea” that is offered here; no, I’ve never done it. But…my granddaughters come over most summers and I think I’ll ‘spill the tea’ with them this year. Super, projects.

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