Thursday, April 27, 2017

Souvenir of England

England souvenir in
my kitchen
It's finished! My souvenir of England from JoJo Hall's World Quilting Travel Adventure is completed and now hanging up in my kitchen :-)

JoJo Hall's World
Quilting Travel Adventure
This was the fourth stop on our world adventure. I 💚 England and am happy that we stopped there for tea!

This project has been around for a while and was my April OMG (One Monthly Goal). My next World Quilting Travel Adventure project will be the Hoopoe bird from Israel. I hope to start it in May.

I've included the details of this project in the "What I Learned" section below.
England Souvenir - Tea Time Wall Hanging
Tea Time - England Souvenir

Here is an image of some of the details.
Details of Tea Time wall hanging
Details of Tea Time
This is the foundation paper pieced label I made for Tea Time.
Label for Tea Time - England Souvenir
Label for Tea Time - England Souvenir

What I learned
  • The Crafted AppliquĂ© technique was perfect for this project. 
  • I made very few changes to the pattern, but I regretted making the steam over the tea cup smaller. It was only after I finished the appliquĂ© that I noticed that the original was much larger so that it could be linked to the "Tea Room" sign. (oops!) 
  • I loved the way that JoJo had quilted the piece, so I copied it. Before FMQ I marked all of the lines on point. Thank goodness my son looked at the project before I started quilting it since all of those lovely cathedral windows would have been very crooked. 
  • I didn't embellish the piece as much as I wanted - I think I may be tired! Oh well, I can always add beads later if I change my mind or am up to it. 
  • JoJo won ribbons for both her England and Oregon souvenir quilts. Check it out in the link below!

Related Links


Project Details


Tea Time - England Souvenir
16" x 20"
Designed by JoJo Hall from the World Quilting Travel Adventure
Materials: Cotton, chain
Techniques: Crafted Appliqué, free motion quilting (FMQ)

Wonderful news! Tea Time - England Souvenir was featured on Midweek Makers! Thanks Susan :-) and
Free Motion Mavericks! Thanks Muv!



Art with Fabric blog hop - coming soon

April has been a very busy month but May looks even busier. Celebrate - FĂȘtons 150 in May will come out on May 1st. After that comes the 2017 Art with Fabric. My project is almost finished. I can't wait to share this artist and her work with everyone! That will be on May 15th. See you there :-)








Linking Parties
I have linked this post to JoJo Hall's Travelers' Souvenirs and OMG's April Finish (One Monthly Goal). See what else is happening in the quilting blogging world through these link-ups. Moving It Forward Monday, Let's Bee Social, Linky Tuesday, Midweek Makers, Needle & Thread Thursday, Free Motion Mavericks, Can I get a Whoop Whoop?, Off the Wall Friday, Oh Scrap! MOP Monday,



16 comments:

  1. Andrée, LOVE your tea wall hanging. I'm ready to layer and baste Mt. Hood and I have the fabrics picked for this project. Thank you so much for sharing your project!

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    1. Thanks Terry. Good luck with Mt. Hood! You'll like making this one too, I'm sure!

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  2. Fun mini quilt. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

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    1. Thanks Patty for hosting and encouraging us to reach our goals. I'm glad this one is now in the kitchen!

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  3. What a cute mini! Crafted applique looks like it worked perfectly for this, and the quilting is also perfect. Thanks for sharing this cutie on Midweek Makers

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    1. Thanks Susan. It was perfect for Crafted Applique - not too dense so it didn't affect the flexibility of the mini.

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    1. Thanks Em for giving us a place to share these!

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  5. Wow....It is wonderful and it fits your wall perfectly! I'm totally in love with your chain on it! You know....you could have fun with your paints and shade the inside of your letters on the sign! It would give you another chance to play should you choose to add more to it.

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    1. Hi JoJo, that's a great idea. If I take you up on it, I'll let you know! Thanks so much for your great projects.

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  6. The quilting really looks great on this mini. I love using the crafted appliqué process. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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    1. Thanks Cynthia. I'm glad it came out - if my son hadn't intervened, I would have been in serious trouble :-)

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  7. Really lovely project! The quilting beautifully enhance the piece, great job!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

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    1. Thanks so much Alida. I'm really glad that it came out well :-)

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  8. Congratulations on such a lovely - and fun - finish! Your details are so pretty! What a beautiful memento of your travels! Also, congratulations on being featured on Quilt Fabrication's Midweek Makers!

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  9. Well Andrée,

    This morning I got myself a mug of tea, settled down in front of the computer, and clicked on this post. Love it! It is a documentary about my life.

    Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks - your quilt is this week's featured project!

    Love, Muv

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