Monday, 25 January 2016

Green Tea & Sweet Beans {update}

Thank you for all the comments & ideas last week about my 'new neutral' dilemma! Still not too sure which way to go yet, am inclined towards a "pretty" low volume vintage-y version! Will keep you posted.

So many QAL's & BOM's around just now, so easy to get tempted!
But I'm sticking to my one long term project at present, my Green Tea & Sweet Beans quilt.
In the cool of the evenings,
I'm slowly working my way through all the hand stitched applique blocks at present...

... and, I really have made some good progress been able to move forward a bit more
over the past week :)

For a few more pics pop over to an earlier post back here
and - oh dear -  do you want to see how my design wall is looking now?

Once all the blocks are made, there are 'filler' strips & 1" square checkerboard bits to make,
and then this quilt is put together in four large sections.
So, still a little way to go yet! 

Linking up with Kathy here for 'slow stitching Sunday'

a bit more #40
This sweet pattern is one of Jen Kingwell's and can be found here
over at  Amitie Textile Fabrics in Australia


  1. I've become a big fan of Jen Kingwell's quilts - I fell in love with her circles and have been fascinated with everything else I've seen.
    I love what you're doing with all the color and pattern - such a joyful mix! I'm enjoying watching you every step of the way. 8)

  2. That's a happy design wall!! The "newspaper" fabric for your block backgrounds is very interesting, I've seen lots of quilters using these fabrics in their quilts, I find them fascinating - if I hadn't bought more Mostly Manor fabric I may have been tempted.

  3. I have always loved this quilt. I am very slowly working on a Jen Kingwell quilt. I love her designs

  4. Oh my goodness, what a sweet quilt this is going to be, Linda. I love it already! Remind me, where did you get the pattern? Or maybe you're creating it yourself?
    Nancy. (ndmessier @,

    1. Thank you! ... and I've just added the link for this popular pattern on my post.

  5. Such a fun design wall. Your fabric choices are so happy.

  6. These are all such great blocks - love the variety of designs, techniques and the fabric choices.

  7. So many pretties! Good on you for avoiding distractions and sticking to the project at hand!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous! That is one amazing design wall!

  9. Just lovely blocks---like that bowl (cacti?? or flowers??) especially; your clamshells are
    so pretty, too hugs, Julierose

  10. Beautiful! Your design wall is very inspiring.:) I have a Jen Kingwell pattern I'm thinking about trying too.

  11. Your blocks are looking so lovely, Linda!

  12. Your quilt is coming along nicely. Your fabric choices are happy and bright. I love all the wonderful blocks. Thanks for linking up.

  13. I love this wonderful pattern and your first blocks.I started mine last year and have to work on it again.

  14. I love this wonderful pattern and your first blocks.I started mine last year and have to work on it again.


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