A tea cosy for my Mom

My son and his wife are going on honeymoon to South Africa, so its a perfect opportunity to get a few things made for my Mom.

One of the gifts I made is a tea cosy. I had run out of time so it had to be completed in a day!!

I decided on the background fabric - a French linen - and pulled out some vintage laces etc from my stash.
The tea cosy pattern is from my 2nd book "Foolproof crazy quilt projects".


I started with a simple feather stitch to anchor down the lace - I then added a few lazy daisies with a soft knot followed by colonial knots and more lazy daisies for leaves.

Time to add a doily...................


I couched this down with a few vintage buttons and added more lazy daisies and a blanket stitch using one of my favourite brands of threads; "Chameleon" from South Africa.


The doily on the other side of the cosy was a bit bigger - feather again and more vintage buttons.


Lazy daisy with a soft knot, colonial knots and lazy daisy leaves.


The completed cosy. Wheatear stitch and colonials anchored the lace on the right hand side.


The other side of the cosy.


Up-close; wheatear stitch and buttons.


The smaller of the two doilies and the feather stitch.

I used an insulated wadding to keep the heat in.
Stitched with much love and longing for my Mom.

Comments

  1. This is an adorable tea cozy, your mother will love it. I have a night shade and two pillows with your back ground fabric. You gave me great ideas, thanks so much for sharing.
    Rengin, in Istanbul

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