Saturday, November 21, 2020

I've Got Major Tea

 After the intense sewing I did to get The Final Season done for the Island Batik blog hop, I needed something totally relaxing and satisfying. I had the front done for this second design of a tea cosy a few weeks ago. It got set aside for The Final Season. I had it finished in a couple of hours!

A typical afternoon tea break at my house!

My OMG for November was to finish two more tea cosies for my Etsy shop. I'm happy to report that I accomplished my goal.

This is the third tea cosy! You can read about the very first one here. In that post is a photo of tea cosy #2. Here are a couple more photos of that one.

and here is the front of #3 which has another popular 'tea' saying. I love double entendres, so this was right up my alley.
Island Batiks again. Or should I say still!

This particular batik is one of my favourites. Turquoise, pink, yellow and purple; looks so good!

And here are all three together.

Two are listed in my Etsy shop here. Guess which one isn't? Brianne originally wanted the first Spill the tea! one as it was her idea to make a tea cosy with a fun saying on it. Now she wants the pink one! Since these were her idea, she gets to choose. 😊 
Notice my photo bomber?!

Think there are more tea cosies in my future.

Quilt Stats:
Pattern: original design in collaboration with Brianne
Size: 12.5" wide by 11.5" high
Fabric: Island Batik scraps and grey solid yardage from stash
Backing: Island Batik grey solid
Batting: scraps of Hobbs Batting 80/20 cotton/polyester; Warm n Natural cotton
Quilted: on my Bernina
Threads: pieced with Aurifil; quilted with Aurifil 2600 and 28 wt, and Madeira Polyneon, 50 wt in the bobbin

Linking up


  1. Lovely setting with a book, a mug, and colours to match .

  2. Lovely Sandra & pity I don't still use tea cosies. Is the photo bomber on the left in the picture? Take care, stay safe & hugs from down under.

  3. These are great! I'm sure they will sell well in your little shop :)

  4. All three are lovely! I've never used a tea cosy, I make enough tea for a cup and I'm good. I hear you've moved into the yellow zone, same as this area of Lake Erie. Stay safe!!

  5. You did a great job on these. The sayings are cute.

  6. These are great for gifts. I’m sure they will sell quickly

  7. How fun! It's nice to have a quick project to work on after big projects. And I hope the tea cozies sell for you, they are certainly something that would bring a smile to my face!

  8. Just caught up on your posts, Sandra. What gorgeous quilting going on over here! I love it all. I inherited quite a collection of tea cozies as Tony's family are from England (he came over at 13) and all avid tea drinkers just as you would suspect. I hope yours fly out of your shop!

  9. Hi Sandra! AHA! I knew the tea cozies had a good nibble at you. Three beauties plus the one that B needed which started the whole squirrel project. (Or chipmunks as Preeti is calling her projects.) I love these! You did a great job. {{Hugs}} Do you get to celebrate Thanksgiving with Brady??If so, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your peeps. ~smile~ Roseanne

  10. So much fun to see them all together! Its funny that Brianne changed her mind, but it was her idea.

  11. Super cute! And so funny that your daughter changed her mind on which one she wanted!

  12. They are really great tea cosies Sandra!
    Love the tea settings with your buddy looking on! He’s so cute!
    Barbara xx