Monday, June 17, 2013

A Couple a Cozies

It's week three of the Zakka 2.0 sew along!
(More info about that at LRstitched, A Quilter's Table, and in the Flickr group.)


Here are my versions of the Lettered Tea Cozy and the Teabag Pouch from Ayumi Takahashi's book Patchwork, Please!.

All Ready to Brew!
I did make a few teensy changes to the pattern.  Mine is 3/4 inch shorter and has twill tape for the hanging loop and the binding.  Also, I made a little "T" tea bag tag for trim and included two pockets on the backside to hold both the teabag pouch and the bell pepper coasters from week one.


The teabag pouch is my favorite:

I really could have made use of this when I was a commuter college student.  As an avid coffee and tea drinker, I had bad luck sometimes with tea getting smooshed in the bottom of my backpack.  (I do own one of these, thank you very much!)

The tea cozy is quilted with variegated Aurifil Mako cotton (I'm finally using the good stuff !) It striped nicely but obviously I need to address some tension issues with my machine before getting too fancy.

That's it until next week.

Keep it cozy!

-Kristin


16 comments:

  1. Kristin, I Love the pockets you included on the back! Your week 3 is stunning!!!

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    1. Thank you so much! Something I love about this book (as well as the Zakka/linen trend) is how the projects all tie together aesthetically; that's what gave me the idea to literally make them a set with the pockets.

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  2. I love the changes you made. Wish I had a creative mind like that! Great job.

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    1. You're sweet. I find I can be more creative when I know other people are going to see it.

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  3. oh these are just darling! Your little teabag tag is genius! ;-) So fun.

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  4. So much fun! (I've never seen those food guards either. What a great idea.)

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    1. The Banana Guard is as much a conversation starter as it is a lunch saver; I find it useful for both! ;)

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  5. Kristin, these are absolutely brilliant! Gorgeous fabric choices too!!

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    1. Thanks! Believe it or not, the pocket and pouch prints are from Ayumi's (the authors') Etsy shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop/ayumills). I bought them a while ago and then couldn't figure out what to do with them!

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  6. Really good job! I'm going to follow you on Bloglovin'!

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    1. Back at you! Your blog is a fun read. Keep sewin'!

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  7. Beautiful! Really gorgeous fabric choices and alterations :)

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    1. Thank you! I checked out your blog and saw some things I really love (especially the March Hares, Union Jack Quilt, and your kite card mini. Fabulous-and inspiring- work!!

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  8. Creatively made! Perfect addition and can't stop admiring the tea bag!

    Amira @ http://littlemushroomcap.blogspot.com

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  9. i love your take on this project. Really clever to combine all three projects with the pocket and all.

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