Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Umbrella Prints Trimmings Contest: Six Coffees and a Tea

I've just checked to make sure that it is still 31 May somewhere in Australia, and so at the last minute I'm posting my entry to the challenge!

I ordered a lovely pack of trimmings from Umbrella Prints with a view to entering the contest.

(Picture credit: Umbrella Prints)

I had been thinking of how to showcase the pieces, and when they arrived I immediately thought of my collection of vintage coffee pots, which are decorated with patterned panels.

Here is my entry:


The pots are set against a background of recycled duvet cover, and the quilt is bound with some gingham I found in a charity shop - this seemed suitable for a vintage-inspired quilt that was all about using up what you have!


 My favourite coffee pot:


Edited to add: I pieced the pots just by cutting, sewing and trimming them as I went along, so they are more or less improvised though I used freezer paper to make templates for a few of the fiddlier sections.  I am irritatingly spacially challenged when it comes to matching angled seams.


The steam is freemotion quilted with Aurifil wool.


Thank you umbrella prints for all the fun!

18 comments:

  1. I love the coffee pots! :-)
    xx

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  2. These are so effective and love that you've recycled. I've turned an old pair of denim jeans into a tote bag today so very much the thing at the moment.

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  3. Love it! Great inspiration, perfect for these prints- hope you win! Did you design the paper pieced coffee pots? They're Fab!

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  4. Very cute. It looks great with your real pots. When I saw the first photo, I thought the dark blue was an outer border - it would look good that way, too :)

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  5. I love your coffee pots both the quilted and ceramic ones!

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  6. I love your coffee pots both the quilted and ceramic ones!

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  7. This is fabulous! Well done.

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  8. Fabulous quilt. You have a lovely set of coffee pots there, Catherine.

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  9. Great entry for the challenge Catherine and good luck!

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  10. That has such a gorgeous, fresh but vintage feel. Love the steam, and very impressed with your piecing, it's the kind of thing I'd be very lacy over and just applique but the piecing really makes it special. Good luck in the challenge.

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  11. I love this design. It's beautiful. You're a genius! Those pots have a very Scandinavian look. Great job.

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  12. I saw this on instagram, but needed to leave a proper comment: I LOVE this. I like the shapes (and your inspiration coffee pots are mouth-watering), I like the simple colour scheme, like the recycled elements, like the fact that it's sort of improvised, like the photos on deep blue background. Do you get that this is ticking lots of boxes for me?

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  13. I love this so much!!! I want to make one for myself!!

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  14. Oh wow - that fabric is perfect for the coffee pots! I love vintage coffee pots and this is such an amazing finish. I would love to have this hanging on my wall. And I know what you mean about matching angled piece. I keep saying to myself that one day I am going to sit there and figure it out - but the time never comes and then I just have to wing it when it comes to a piece.

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  15. Nice post. I used to be checking continuously this blog and I am inspired! Very helpful info specially the last part. parapluie photocall textile

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