September 24, 2009

Tea & Time


Finally, I have some free time!

I have been drinking obscene amounts of tea over the last 2 months while working on the second issue of Quilter's Connection Magazine. Tuesday, I went to Rhino Print Solutions in Richmond to meet the gang and have a tour of their huge warehouse. I had no idea that the printing machine alone was bigger than my house! Heather the editor and I checked the proofs and everything looked amazing! I am very excited about the Winter 2009/10 issue that will be out in December!

This week I finally had time to finish an order for 6 quilted teacup & saucer sets. These are for a very good customer of mine. I hope she likes them! No, you can neither put tea in them nor a teacup... they are really just a conversation piece but I have so much fun making them! And yes, they are on my list to make into a pattern booklet :o)






I had entirely too much fun taking photos of them! If you would like to see more photos, please visit my Flickr Gallery.

49 comments :

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hi Laurraine!

It's great to know you have some time to 'come up for air' - just in time for the festive silly season!!

Your teacups and saucers are superb, as always, your choice of fabrics and trims is truly divine. Love it!!

The magazine looks very interesting - it must have been so much fun to actually see it being printed!

Warm wishes from Australia!
Vikki xx

Jane S said...

Hi Laurraine!
This is the most beautiful teacups I ever have seen.
I love them!
Wish you a good time and a good health

Jane S in Sweden

Claire Hurd Design said...

Your tea cups are just gorgeous and I love your choice of fabrics. Thank you for sharing.

Claire (in the UK) x

Stephanie said...

Just about the most darling things I've seen lately!!! Your display and photos are so clever.

Peg said...

What a great idea, the teacups. I'm looking forward to the next magazine, too. Happy Holidays - apparently only 33 more sleeps until the big day.

corinna said...

beautiful
lovely materials and work

coisasdanecca said...

Beautiful!!!!
Hugs
Necca do Brazil

Cattinka said...

Oh wow, your cups and saucers are fabulous. You really know how to inspire me!
KATRIN W.

agnes said...

Hi Laurraine!

I canŽt wait to see the new pattern. The cups are one of my favorites since a long time.
Regards Agnes

Heleen said...

I love, love, love all your tea cups and plates!!! So lovely!

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

Oh my gosh, those are absolutely wonderful. The cups are a great idea and matching saucers! Brilliant.

Celestial Charms said...

I have admired your work for so long on Flickr. Such pretty designs and clean lines on your patchwork tea items. Never realized you had a blog. Wonderful!
Maureen

Corky said...

The tea cups and saucers are absolutely darling!! I would like to post a link from my blog to this page. Can I please borrow one of the pictures for it? My site is PiecefulDays.SquareSpace.com if you want to take a look first. Great idea and I would love a pattern!

HRH Sherry said...

I can hardly believe I am the recipient of these gorgeous teacups & saucers. I'm awestruck!! You really outdid yourself on these Laurraine and I am soooooo very appreciative. Thanks a bunch, Sherry

midnight hysteria said...

as the others have said, they are absolutely lovely, beautiful and most inspiring .... need a pattern, too ... however, not before the bird!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

So gorgeous!! You always make me smile when I see what you've made!! :-)

Daniela said...

What splendors you have created....!!!

MARGA'S HAPPY PATCHWORK said...

Hi dear, it's a wonderful project, I need the pattern urgently.
Hugs & kisses.

Mirian said...

I love your blog. I dont know English, but I want talk all is very beautiful.
Mirian-Brasil.

Tatkis said...

Your cups are adorable! Hope you will do a booklet soon :)

Best wishes from Russia
Tatyana

nima said...

wow...gorgeous

zcdl said...

wow!!!! Beautiful teacups :)

Kizzy said...

wow what can I say. Thay are soooooooooooo Beauthifel

Laurie Anne said...

Your tea cup sets are gorgeous..you have a way with fabrics! Thank you for taking time out of your hectic {read:fun} schedule to let us all know what you are up to.

Hugs! xx

Mônica Schmidt said...

Hii Laurraine!
His works are simply wonderful!
I am without words to say how much they are beautiful.
Congratulations
Brazilian kisses ..
Mô =)

Handmade by Mai said...

Where can I buy the pattern? They are fantastic

life in yonder said...

I just realized I hadn't seen you for a while and decided to stop by for a visit. I see you haven't been around for a while either.. everything alright? swamped up with work? Hope ti see som esigns of life soon.

By the way your tea cups: You are an artist Laurraine. I'm so impressed with your work.

Judit said...

Perfect, beautiful, lovely!
Judit from Hungary!

Sara said...

Hello Laurraine, every time I take a look at your creations I feel very glad to stop by. You're inspiring and encouraging, I love your teacups and saucers, they're brilliant
Kisses from Italy

urokliwosci said...

Beautiful, beautiful,beautiful!

susan said...

you must be spending in inordinate amount of time in the loo!! i am extremely proud to be the owner of the second tea cup and saucer you ever made, way back before you were so famous!! i would be up for another magazine swap for flannels......

Polish Pottery said...

what is the size of these cups and saucers?? can they be made in larger quantities??

Martys Fiber Musings said...

Hi Laurraine, I just found your teacups on Flickr and love, love, love them all.

wandar-wanda said...

Hi Lauarrine,
Art. all of your work, are beautiful,
many hugz,
Wanda

Enga said...

Hi
boah die Tassen sind ja ein Traum
gibts dafür eine Anleitung ?
lg Enga

Bozena Wojtaszek said...

Chapeaux bas! And I thought that I know how inspirational pottery is. Little did I know...

Bozena Wojtaszek

Nora said...

Hello I'm Eleonora I come from Italy
I love,all your tea cups and plates, it, beutiful.
Sorry for my english.
Merry Christmas and happy new year.
Kiss Kiss
Eleonora

Grifea said...

Ciao mi chiamo Silvana, sono Italiana ho guardato le tue tazze
Wowwww!!!! sono bellissime stupende!!!!
Mi piacerebbe farle, magari se mi spieghi come fare.
Tantissimi auguri di buone feste.
http://ilfantasticomondodigrife.splinder.com

Anonymous said...

j(='aurais aimer posseder le livre pour faire les cup of the pouvez vous m'envoyer une photocoppie
merci
laure

a fan of anything chocolate said...

I have never seen anything like your teacups. They are fabulous!

Claudia said...

This is just too lovely! very cute "dishes"- you always do these things so special :)
Greetings from Berlin
Claudia

Maria said...

OMGSH, those are amazing. I love them. I think they would be awesome for my niece's Senior Year Tea next year at the end of the school year.
Very cute!
But I don't think my sewing skills are that good.
Thank you so much for sharing.

Maria

Boas Vibrações said...

how do I get a cup of tea these there! ... I am very delighted with this work as much?

GO@ said...

Beautiful! Please laurrine, you cam me work about teacup? Iam live in Basil e need urgent!

pottery said...

I love pottery, but never saw anything like yours. So unique! Your teacups and saucers are adorable, you cannot help but smile.

Kayleem said...

Please do a pattern or a tutorial for these tea cups they are sooo cute.

PattieJ said...

I would LOVE this pattern! Is this pattern available??

Gretchen said...

I saw these on Pinterest and I absolutely love them. I have a friend who collects real teacups and she would go nuts over these. Is there a pattern for them?

PatchworkPottery said...

Gretchen: The Quilted Teacup pattern can be found in either of my shops by clicking on the SHOP or Craftsy buttons in the blog sidebar. You can read more in this post: http://patchworkpottery.blogspot.ca/2012/05/pattern-shop-news_8159.html
Hugs & Happy sewing, Laurraine