I came up with this design myself. I had purchased the tumbler die for the Accuquilt fabric cutting system, and wanted a design that was not just simple tumbler blocks. I conjured up the idea of a cup and handle that was not complicated like paper piecing. My first thought was ric rac from Grandmas stash. It was a great concept! So this quilt is one moda charm pack of the simplicity fabric line by 3 sisters.
My next thought was, how to display each block…..I dreamed up a China cabinet. Second I needed a wall paper fabric and managed to pull it out of my stash. Next, how to quilt it. Most hutches are wooden. My hutch was yellow, so a painted wood pattern it became. Perusing Pinterest I learned the wood grain technique. Then I wanted each cup and saucer to be a hodge pudge unmatched set. So each cup has its own quilted design. Ditto for the saucers. Some of the handles are repeats, but placed in a different shape. My first true design from start to finish! And I estimate there is approximately 1700 yards of quilting. And it Gifted nicely to my Great Aunt.