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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Another PhD completed

Would you believe this quilt was first started in 2002 with a block exchange between our little Tuesday night group of eight girls.  When we did this exchange we had only been quilting for a couple of months, so everyone was a beginner.  The idea of the exchange was to learn new techniques - each month one of us chose a block that we liked and gave out instructions for making the block with some suggestions of colour etc.  Most were pieced, but I chose an applique as I particularly wanted to learn this technique.  The cups/mugs symbolised our many cups of coffee/tea that was consumed while we had our little gatherings.

It was a few years later I came across the patterns for the teapots in the first round of corners and the coffee mugs in the final round corners and also incorporated the words.  Unfortunately, they are a tad bit hard to read in the photo because of the light thread I used.  But they say:

"If you are cold tea will warm you,
If you are hot it will cool you,
If you are depressed it will cheer you,
If you are excited it will calm you."

Now onto my next PhD (Project half done)....


Radka said...

What a lovely story, Joy:)Your quilt has turned out very, very nice:))

Teresa's Quilt Stash said...

I just luv your quilt, a quilt with meaning.


Gina E. said...

What a wonderful project - so many happy memories tied up in that quilt. Haven't seen you on the net for a while, Joy. Is everything okay in your corner of Victoria?

Katie said...

this is a neat idea - I would love to do an exchnage in my town like I am still a beginner. This turned out great. I love TEA!!