It’s a Wrap: Tea Time on High Street

Here it is! Tea Time on High Street is officially finished — pieced, quilted, bound, and labeled. Today was an absolutely beautiful day in Portland, with the temperature almost reaching 60. I took some photos outside late this afternoon, hoping to capture the true colors in the quilt. It’s amazing how the colors shift depending on the time of day and the amount of light hitting the surfaces. The gray may look cooler in some photos as a result.

Here’s the back of the quilt (an indoor shot):

For the label I made an inset circle using the dotted fabric of the binding as my background and then enclosed it in a larger circle:

Did you notice that the ring around the label is the same width as the accent strip and binding? All part of the plan.

To sum up:

Tea Time on High Street measures 55″ square.

It’s based on the pattern Tea Time in Bali by Larene Smith but doesn’t follow it exactly.

The pattern calls for strip sets to be sewn into tubes, then cut into triangles that open up to form bias-edged squares.

I started with a Jelly Roll: 40 2½” strips of fabric from “High Street,” a line of fabrics designed by Lily Ashbury for Moda Fabrics.

Karlee Sandell of SewInspired2Day quilted it with an edge-to-edge design by Urban Elementz called “Soho.”

I’m really happy with the way this quilted turned out!




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4 Responses to It’s a Wrap: Tea Time on High Street

  1. Diane says:

    So very interesting how light plays on these fabric colors and how wonderful they still look in their different hues! This quilt may have the most transformative journey from beginning to end of all of your creations . . . and so darned cute! Congratulations Nubs.

  2. Vickie Rooks says:

    Yay! Another stunning finish. Love how you plan all the components to work together presenting a coordinated statement in your work. Happy Pi Day!

  3. Peg says:

    I am so loving these colors!

  4. Bonnie in VA says:

    Yes you should love this quilt. It is really great. I love all the extras you added: the little pop of pink as an inner border, using the extra blocks on the back, and your wonderful label. Special thanks for letting us know the quilting design and the quilt pattern. I really like the quilting design and saved it for possible purchase.

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