For those of you who don't know, Green Tea and Sweet Beans was a BOM from Amitie Textiles a couple of years ago which will shortly be coming out as a book. Today I've made a little start on my version. It's just a start. Four little blocks. Two little propellors each 3 1/2" across. I tried hand piecing them drawing around plastic templates but that doesn't work for me so I gave up and EPPed them but with the seam allowances left unsewn so I can piece the whole thing together at the end on the machine.
I did the same with these two little 4 1/2" inch churn dash blocks. Ever since Felicity asked us to make scrappy churn dash blocks in our bee, they've been nagging at me to make more. I couldn't make a whole quilt of these, it would take forever and I'd get bored, but mixed in here and there into a whole scrappy, blocky quilt, I can make as many as I like.
I probably won't follow the Green Tea and Sweet Beans pattern to the letter partly because I don't yet have a copy of the book so am just working now from other people's photos of the quilt and guessing and partly because I'm going to just make what I fancy and move things around, change things around but make a quilt in the style and mood of Green Tea and Sweet Beans. Once I have the book (coming out later this year), I'll have a better idea of where I'm going. In the meantime, it's hot and sunny here in the UK. Perfect for hand sewing in the garden or for taking the laptop outside with your twin sister and no doubt doing something very important on it.