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Grandma’s Tea Party Mini Quilt

Paper piece a tea party!  Whether you’re inspired by Grandmother’s exquisite china, Alice in Wonderland, Downton Abbey or childhood memories, you’ll enjoy the easy paper piecing in this miniature quilt.  I couldn’t resist adding the Broken Dishes inner border, as much for the name as how it sets off the design! 

The quilt was designed several years ago for a Hoffman California Fabrics promotion, and finishes approximately 23” x 25” (58.4cm x 63.5cm).  Cream or sugar?  Download the PDF Grandma’s Tea Party pattern.

Grandma's Tea Party miniature quilt

Blue Tea Party quilt

Double Dutch Rose paper pieced quilt pattern

Double Dutch Rose - blues and golds

Double Dutch Rose – blues and golds

Many quilters will recognize the inspiration for this design as the traditional Dutch Rose block, also called Carpenter’s Wheel or Broken Star. Here, the design has been transformed to use simple blocks based on half-square triangles, rather than the usual 45 degree diamonds. A second round of “petals” completes the design, hence its name: Double Dutch Rose.

Double Dutch Rose quilt - pastels

Double Dutch Rose quilt – pastels

Two color scheme options are offered for this design. The first color scheme (above) uses four shades each of two contrasting colors, plus a strong background color. If you’ve ever taken a fabric dyeing workshop in gradated colors, this is the perfect project for those fabrics. The second variation (at right) uses only three different fabrics. Finished size is approximately 53″ x 53″ (135cm x 135cm), perfect for a lap quilt, wall hanging, or a small child’s bed.

Download the PDF Double Dutch Rose quilt pattern