High Tea

27 Oct

Welcome to my entry for Bloggers Quilt Festival in the ROYGBIV category.

A few weeks ago I saw Adrianne put a call out for pattern testers for a new quilt pattern.  I volunteered despite not knowing what the pattern looked like or what fabric was required.  Sometimes it’s good to take a leap into the unknown!

So with a quick read of the pattern I discovered there was a call for charms and solids.  I had a look at what charms I already had and pulled out a pack from the Rainbow charm swap that Cindy organised last year.  I added in some other 5″ squares from stash to ensure I had enough.

fabric pull

I didn’t want to go shopping for solids due to time restraints and also the fact that I felt I could effectively shop my stash.  I’d already picked Kona Snow for one as I had plenty of yardage of that, my best fit was greys to contrast with the snow and rainbow.  I didn’t have enough of any one grey so used a mixture.

I had a helper with the layout, I drew up a couple of different ideas in Touchdraw; a random one:

High Tea - random

and a not so random one:

High Tea - Rainbow

Bethan chose the rainbow ordered version and helped me to lay out the charms.  I’m really pleased with the end result:

High Tea

I didn’t have enough of anything for the backing so opted for piecing it with a rainbow selection from stash (if you want to know what any in particular are please leave a comment below):

High Tea - back

I quilted approx 1/4″ on both sides of every seam line on my Horizon using Aurifil 2021:

High Tea

Binding choice was a no brainer, it had to be the rainbow striped by Michael Miller that I picked up at Festival of Quilts in August:

High Tea

It was a pretty quick quilt to make using the instructions Adrianne gives; to read more about her quilt and to see the other pattern testers versions check out her blog.  You’ll also find a link to purchase the pattern to make your own High Tea quilt:

High Tea

Quilt Stats:

Pattern – High Tea by Adrianne
Fabrics – Rainbow Charm pack from swap, selection of greys, Kona Snow
Binding – Michael Miller Stripe Couture
Backing – Selection from stash
Wadding – Super-Soft 70/30 Eco-Blend by Sew Simple
Quilting – 1/4 both sides of every block
Size – Approx 56″ x 69″

Thanks to Tobit for the photographs and to my girls for their quilt holding.


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19 Replies to “High Tea

  1. This is fabulous. I’m such a sucker for a great rainbow quilt and this is just one of those. I love the you alternated the greys, and the binding is a rainbow and the back is perfect and it’s just so wonderful. Good luck with the festival!

  2. It works so well! Fabulous finish. And I love seeing my charm there 😉 Mine was the pink one that came at the top of the pile from the swap. Kind of wish I hadn’t used mine now, as I would make this quilt!

  3. What a great sashing idea. Love your quilt and you’ve given me an idea on how to quilt my top!

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