Jan and I have made so many quilts together over the years. I think the first one was almost twenty years ago now. Usually, one of us comes up with an idea and then we each make two of each block and give one to the other. This way our quilts come out almost alike, with the exception of block placement and sashing choices sometimes. Sometimes, the whole project may take a year or more to complete because, you see, we live several hours apart and it can be months before we get to sew together. But, it's a lifeblood of our relationship and we both love the extra bond it gives us.
The pretty blocks for this quilt were mostly finished over a weekend spent at Jan's house, around her dining room table, using 30's prints we both had collected over the years. The teapots were machine appliqued using a blanket stitch and black thread. Mine was machine quilted with some lovely feathers by another friend and long arm quilter, Sherri Dolly.
The corner teacup blocks in the border were made using paper piecing and remind me of the many cups of brew I have shared with my friend over the years. Do you have a special pal that you enjoy quilting with? I can't recommend it enough! Today is Jan's birthday......I wish I was close enough to share a cup of Constant Comment around the dining table and a sewing machine!
Wait! Is that another teapot quilt in my garbage can? Yep! If you'd like to know why,then join me over at Stash Manicure where I'm a guest blogger today telling about
"My Worst Quilt Nightmare!"