Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Diamond Lil's Tipsy Tea Party - Part 1

And now for something completely different....
Diamond Lil's Tipsy Tea Party - 29-1/4"High by 10-1/4"Wide; Squares are 7x7"; made with scraps and fused to wool blended felt.  Embellishments - Zipper trim, embroidery thread, 110 buttons, 1 snap, and 3 metal washers

The Diamond Lilly Block
The Diamond Lilly Block Re-Done my way!  Diamond Lil's Tipsy Tea Party.  You may be asking why I would do this particular quilt that is based on a traditional pattern?  I do love traditional quilts, and I have a nice collection at my house.  But I am always intrigued of how quilters can interpret a block in a new way, in their own style.  It was part of a project that never came about, so I thought I would share my process for making the quilt with you.
The background fabric (commercial cotton) is fused onto black blended wool felt.  This is a great project for scraps.  I made this in one large square, and then cut it into 7x7 squares.  One of the squares is actually pieced together.
Just roll out the Mistyfuse 12" onto the fabric and fuse by laying a Goddess Sheet over the top, to protect your iron.  MF doesn't change the hand of the cloth and it is my choice for fusing everything.

Begin free motion machine quilting with circles over the entire piece.  I use a 40 wt polyester thread in black in both the top and bobbin.

Press with a dry iron to flatten out the piece that has been quilted

Begin cutting the triangles with a rotary cutter and ruler.  That is a Martelli cutting mat, that is one of the best tools that I have in my studio. 


  1. that's it?! It stopped so abruptly... I was waiting for more :-). I will be back.

  2. Hi Jamie,

    The good demonstration is depicting that another fabulous master piece is in process.
    Anyways we will be looking for you until its on air. :)

  3. I love this tipsy tea party. And the way you're showing us how to do it. The techniques.


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