Idea was January? February? 2014 I liked the “Chai Tea” quilt from the “Vintage Quilt Revival” book. But I wanted to make mine HUGE. Not sure why I wanted to make it all grey though. Because black tea is wonderful?
Fabric bought through that winter/spring. Each block took a .25m (not a FQ because I couldn’t actually cut the sizes I needed from a FQ.) Blocks made by April 24, 2014.
I didn’t have the skills to do what I wanted in the blocks so I did the background first. Background quilted between July 2014 and November 16, 2014.
Quilt put away after the domestic amputation of my left thumb Nov 16 2014. Bought a long arm to get this quilted (ha!) and quilted the blocks Sept 22 – Nov 22, 2016. Some of them are awesome, some I was just trying things out. Not much shows up because the colours are so dark but all in all, it was good practice.
Title: Black Tea
Lifetime quilt no.60!
Started: April 2014
Finished: November 24, 2016 (138 weeks)
Size: 90″x90″ (unquilted top), 87.5″x88″ (quilted), still to be washed and measured
Number of pieces: 208
Quilting: dense custom quilting in each block and the background.
Edited to add: quilt is for sale. Super reasonable. Email me for details.