Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Ee, put the kettle on luv

I'm confess that I'm a terrible Brit - I don't like tea. I don't hate it; if someone makes a cuppa for me (as people are wont to do when I travel and they hear I'm British) I'll drink it. However in reality I'd rather have a bottle of water or a cup of coffee.

I'm not sure how I ended up not liking the drink. The stereotype of an Englishman obsessed with making the perfect out of black tea isn't far wrong in my experience. In our house the first thing we did when coming home was switch the kettle on. One day I'm going to be design a whole quilt using blocks connected with drinking tea - a tea pot; a porcelain tea cup; a silver tea spoon; a sugar lump.

The first of those blocks will be easy since I already have the Fat Quarter Shop Snapshots pattern for March which is....a tea pot! It's more of a traditional Chinese tea pot than a classic earthenware British tea pot but it's still very pretty.

I confess the steam in my block went slightly wobbly. I'm not quite sure what went wrong but that side of the block is now wavy and will need work when I put the borders on. Ah well, nothing a good cup of coffee can't fix. Oops.


  1. I don't think you have to be a fan of tea to enjoy this cute block. Well done!

    1. Thanks! I must practice my steam though!