Vintage Home BOM – Egg cups & ‘Royal’ mug

Vintage Home BOM – Egg cups & ‘Royal’ mug

This month on the Vintage Home quilt along the blocks are egg cups and a commemorative mug – great timing with a royal wedding next week!


Jo included an embroidery design for the mug which is lovely, but I wanted a cross stitch design to go with the caddy’s I’ve already made.  I found a Queen Bee pattern by The Prairie Schooler, Inc here.


The mug took quite a while, so it was good to contrast that with some quick and easy egg cups.


The bird fabric (far right) is a new one.  I know, I wasn’t supposed to buy any fabric this year, but apparently I have no self control.  None.  Pretty isn’t it?!

Looking forward to next month – I wonder what it will be?!

Vintage Home BOM – Bowls

Vintage Home BOM – Bowls

I’ve jumped a couple of months forward on the Vintage Home block of the month.  I got behind, and find it better to make the current blocks first, so I don’t get that ‘must catch up’ feeling.  I shall return to jugs and storage jars!

The construction of the bowl blocks meant I could make good use of some of the larger and more precious pieces of my Liberty stash.  I think this poppy print looks beautiful –


This boat print is quite rare (I’m told) – I would love a ceramic bowl like this.


Jo gives examples of her favourite pieces in her BOM articles in Today’s Quilter so I’m doing the same.  One of mine is this tiny bowl by Laurel Keeley.  The copper fish detail is exquisite.



Vintage Home BOM – Teacups

Vintage Home BOM – Teacups

I’m playing catch up for  Jo Avery’s gorgeous Vintage Home block of the month.  The instructions for the second month were to make four teacups in two different styles.

I bought some Liberty sample swatches from Alice Caroline a while ago, and a swatch was big enough to make a teacup.  So I chose four of my favourites.  They are (in order) Sarah, Capel, Mushaboom and Clara.





Jo includes photos of vintage china in her articles in Today’s Quilter, so I thought I would show you some of the pieces we have, as I make the blocks.

I prefer a mug to a teacup, but we do have these Coronation teacups from my husband’s family.  So elegant!