19 May 2013


Have you heard about the Green Tea and Sweet Beans quilt?  I couldn't find a great link to Jen Kingwell's website but just google it and look around the interwebs.  It is FAB.

I watched with envy as many other bloggers worked on it over the past few years and finally spotted a finished quilt and pattern at QuiltCon this year.  My quilty friend Kim ordered the patten and we waited.  It's very heavy in applique which hasn't been my cup of tea (yet) so I loved it from afar and put it out of my head.  Then Kim got her pattern and I got the fever.

We've assembled a group of seven now - and an eighth honorary member who (probably) won't make the quilt.  Since we're southern ladies, we're calling our quilt Sweet Tea and Butterbeans.  A few of us have ventured in.  Several of us have collected and washed our fabric. It's all very exciting.

I went on the annual in-law vacation so had lots of hand stitching time since the weather at the beach was windy and chilly for the week we were there.  I finished the first block above shortly after we arrived and the second block the night before we left.

This picture was almost a catastrophe.  I set up my shot and snapped it and I walked back inside to see how the picture turned out.  By the time I walked back outside, my poor little block was barely holding on by a shell, ready to be snapped away by the wind.  Yikes.

I've got a few more blocks in the works, plus a few big projects that I'm itching to share so I'll be back soon, ya'll.  (That's the butterbeans talking. . . )


1 comment:

  1. This is so pretty! Thanks for posting pics, I'm about to start this quilt with my mom.

    I ordered the pattern book. I hope it comes tomorrow!