"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing"
~Author Unknown

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Blogspiration!

Don't you just love it when you look at a blog and become totally inspired? And I love to give myself a challenge so when I saw Saskia's new blog template last week, I knew just what I had to do.

This is her template. It is from Fondos Sholy. Well, the right hand side caught my attention and I decided I had to challenge myself to recreate this little wallhanging as one does. Please tell me you do and I do not have some unusual form of the quilt virus that noone else has? *wink*

So I found a piece of background fabric which was a scrap just the right size. Then I pulled out various pinks to create the charm teapot. A couple of tiny scraps of wool felt in beige for the handle and spout, an old button from a button jar and I was on my way...

The word teapot all higgelty piggelty is embroidered under the patchwork and a piece of pretty old lace given to me by Joke...

I signed the quilt on the back...

And borrowed a wire hanger that came with a Christmas hanger I stitched years ago...

The wallhanging is 7 1/2 inches x 12 inches.

I was sad to have to cancel a play date with Saskia yesterday as I had a very bad fibromyalgia attack. I was so sick in the morning that I could not sit up but happily in the afternoon I had started to improve. I sat quietly with needle and thread finishing this off. What contentment it gives me to have my quilting and stitching! Time now to set up a new play date with Saskia...grins...

34 comments:

Hillery said...

Oh my, I am completely impressed. Your recreation is spot on. I would never have the skills to do something like that. Just Amazing!!

onlymehere said...

I truly hope that you're feeling better today. Your teapot is adorable and your script on the back label is really good. Your blogs always inspire me!
Cindy

Elly said...

Wat een leuk idee! De theepot was mij ook al opgevallen op de site van Saskia maar het kwam niet bij me op om daar een quiltje van te maken.
Hij is heel leuk geworden. Fijn dat je je 's middags weer beter voelde.
Hugs

Cindy at her Country Home said...

Ben helemaal in LOVE van jouw teapot, wat een heerlijke quilt! Daar wil je toch iedere dag naar kijken. En thee drinken met Heidi lijkt me ENIG..., liefs van Cin x

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Love the teapot wallhanging, very cute.

Wanted to tell you that I also have a lap stand/frame and it is a wonderful thing. Several of my friends also have one and they love it also.

So glad it is working out for you.

Take care - feel better --- Roberta

Margaret said...

Oh no Heidi, another attack. I'm so sorry. Glad things are a bit better now and hopefully you and Saskia can get together very soon.

What an adorable wall-hanging. Will you be serving Lady Grey? :-)

Kathy said...

Oh my your quilted hanging is simply lovely. I love the way you have signed it on the back. perfect.

Barb said...

Tap Tap Tap -Tapdancing today with you,as I only have to tap the feet lol.Oh Heidi it is simply delec-tea-ble and what a talented lady you are. Ihave sent you e mail.
oh these aches and pains do get in the way of things we want to do dont they , hope you are feeling better now ,just rest and stitch is my prescription.
Hugs gentle ones.

angelasweby said...

Heidi,
Isn't it wonderful where inspiration can suddenly pop up from. i absolutely love this little teapot. You've brought a little bit of make believe to life. The colours are so pretty and the way you have used the lace too. I often see lovely designs on blog headings so it's a real pleasure to see one transformed into reality.

I do hope you're feeling better and can meet up with Saskia soon. i remember what a lovely lady she is from when we met up at your quilting group :>)
Warm wishes and take care Angela xx

Barbara J said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better and back to stitching. The teapot is a lovely wall hanging. Nicely done. For stitchers ... we see inspiration in the most unexpected places :)

Barbara (SQT)

Elizabethd said...

Your 're creation' is just superb Heidi, so imaginative,and as usual your colour choices are perfect.

Sorry you have felt so ill.

Maggie said...

Sorry that you have not been feeling well, hope you feel better very soon.

Love love love your teapot hanging!

Nancy said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh, I love that. How very cute it is. You are so talented and I am so happy to say you are MY daughter. LOL.
Very very nice work.
Love you, Mom

marykathryn said...

your wall hanging is adorable!

:0)MK

Saskia said...

Aha, so that's why you needed my blog backround. It's a sweet little tea quilt. So let's have tea tomorrow. Will email or call you to set a time.
Would be fun!
knuffels Saskia

Jenny said...

I absolutely love your teapot quilt!!!!! I collect teapots and have many treasured moments sharing tea with people who are dear to me. I have wanted to make a teapot quilt for a long time but I have never found a pattern that was " just right " now I have.....grins....Heidi, I am so sorry that you were not feeling well yesterday and that you had to change your plans. I am glad you are feeling better. I think of you every day and hope you are having a happy day stitching. Take care my friend. Here is an extra gentle hug from CA.

Michele said...

That is an adorable teapot!

Linda said...

I adore this Heidi! You are such a talented person!! Hope you are feeling better...

Linda in VA

Sonja said...

What a lovely teapot! And again a splendid idea of yours. You can make a beatiful thing from nothing!
P.S. today my loop was delivered! I think stitching goes faster now. (or am I only wishing this?)

DonnaTN said...

Your teapot is adorable! I'm sorry you were feeling so bad you had to cancel your fun, but glad you are improving!

mainely stitching said...

Heidi, that's such an utterly adorable teapot!

I hope you continue to feel okay after your attack. Thinking of you!!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh it's lovely, just lovely! This is my first visit - and I immediately fell in love with the header! Wonderful work!!!

Ginny said...

How cute is that? Love, love, love that little quilt!

I woke today wracked with pain, so I shuffled to the bathroom and took pain meds, then got back in bed. I guess fibro troubles are going around.

Christine said...

Hope you are feeling better today. The teapot hanging is just adorable.
I've been known to buy things just so I can take them apart and see how they were made, so you aren't alone in doing this :)

Susan in SC said...

Oh my goodness, this is adorable!! I just LOVE it!!

my day said...

Hoi Heidi,
wat een mooi quiltje heb je gemaakt en zo leuk dat je inspiratie vond op een andere blog. De kleurtjes en stofjes zijn ook zo schattig die je ervoor gebruikt hebt, ik krijg weer helemaal inspiratie van jou idee...leuk toch.
Lieve groetjes, Ingrid.

hazel said...

Hope you are feeling better Heidi. I love the little tea pot table topper the colours and shape are very nice.

Lots of sunshine here in the UK at the moment so gardening is taking priority to stitching.

Hugs,
Hazel

Mel said...

How cute, your mini quilt is so cute.

Hope you're feeling better.

taylorsoutback said...

Just the dearest thing - once can find inspiration in the tiniest of details...well done!

taylorsoutback said...

Just the dearest thing - once can find inspiration in the tiniest of details...well done!

Siobhan said...

That is SO sweet! Really adorable. I hope you're feeling better. (((((((((Heidi)))))))))

Carolien said...

Hi Heidi,

What a lovely wallhanging, so cute!
I hope you feel much better!

Hugs & groetjes, Carolien

JayTee said...

I love the little teapot you made and the quiltalong fabrics & colors you are using.

tich said...

I am a wee bit behind with reading my favourite blogs. Your teapot is just beautiful! Hope you are feeling better. FM is no joke!