New Pattern: Tea For Two + Giveaway

8374569749_f521070eda_z.jpgTea For Two by SewBlossomHeart, on Flickr

I’d like to introduce you to Tea For Two! Believe it or not, this pattern was inspired by a manhole cover here in Japan! Only I made it much prettier.

The pattern includes instructions to make 4 different size options with 15 full pages of photos, diagrams and colouring templates for you to work out your fabric placement. The quilt is made up of four different blocks that use 2.5″ strips, making it perfect for a jelly roll. You only need 1 jelly roll of prints to make up to a twin size quilt.

Tea For Two is now available in my Craftsy store!

The amazing Jess from The Elven Garden tested the pattern for me and made an absolutely beautiful lap size quilt in Denyse Schmidt! I’d like to thank her and my two other proof readers – Kristy and Gemma – for helping me get this pattern ready. It’s my first full size quilt pattern and I couldn’t have done it without them!

To celebrate, I’m giving away 2 copies of Tea For Two! To enter, leave a comment telling me what fabrics you would use to make Tea For Two. All followers can leave a second comment for a bonus entry! I must be able to contact you, so if you’re a no-reply blogger, make sure you leave your email address in your comment. Entries close Monday 21st January at 7am JST. If the winner/s have already purchased the pattern, they will receive a full refund and a complimentary Ornamental pattern as well!

PS – Jess is hosting a giveaway tomorrow too, so there’s an extra chance over there!


  1. Wow – looks amazing!! I am fascinated by manhole covers here too but in the UK. I have not seen this ‘style’ before. It translates to a quilt awesomely! ;)

  2. Great design, Alyce! Thank you for the chance to win the pattern. I have a bundle of Avignon that I think would look lovely made into this quilt!

  3. This is gorgeous Alyce. A great and interesting design for showing off blocks of fabric. I think it would look great with Simply Color – the colours would really stand out.

  4. I am an email follower :-)

  5. This is such a nice pattern! I just purchased a Flirt Jelly Roll – I would definitely use that. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  6. And I am a follower! :-)

  7. That is brilliant! I would use purple and gold on a white background, for my nephew at Tennessee Tech! I would pair a set of two “T”‘s in the same fabric to represent the double-T for Tenn Tech. Awesome pattern!

  8. I’m a blog follower, too! Thanks for the chance!

  9. You could put anything with that pattern and it would look great. It would be a good way to use up scraps. Nice give away

  10. I am also a follower.

  11. Great pattern and impetus for it! My family and i take photos of manholes, mailboxes and iron gates everywhere we are. Have some nice ones from Korea too. For this pattern, I’d go scrappy and stashy, using a palette like lilac, gold, grey, or possible indigo, peach and red. Not sure about the background, if I would stay white or use many different whites/off whites.

  12. I follow your blog!

  13. I’ve got a jelly roll of Flirt that would be so cute! What a great pattern. I laughed when you said it was inspired by a manhole cover in Japan. Talk about random inspiration! Glad you were on the look out!

  14. Awesome pattern Alyce, very clever! Ever since you told me about the manhole inspiration I’ve broadened my inspiration search zone.
    I think I’d use some solids.

  15. and of course I’m a follower

  16. I love the design. I have a jelly roll of Marmalade that would be great for this design.

  17. I’m a follower. Thanks!

  18. I think I won a jelly roll that would work perfectly with this pattern…it’s hidden somewhere in my stash box! Thank you.

  19. I’m a follower…thank you again.

  20. Fantastic design! Hope I win!

  21. Great design! I think it would look good in ‘Lucky Penny’!

  22. Follower!

  23. Fantastic! Nice work! I think it would be lovely in Honey Honey :)

  24. I’m a follower :)

  25. Gorgeous pattern!! I’m pretty sure this would look awesome with lots of prints but I’d love to do one in solids!

  26. I am a follower!

  27. Oh this is too cute! Love the story of the inspiration. I would use some of my hoarded 30s repros for this! I think it would be so pretty!

    Sandy A

  28. I follow you through my Google reader & on Facebook!

    Sandy A

  29. I have a huge stack of Vintage Modern waiting for the perfect project :)

  30. I am a follower.



  33. I might use a group of solids for this pattern. Love it!!

  34. I am a happy follower of your blog.

  35. Wow Jess did you proud! I couldn’t think of any better fabric!

  36. I follow x

  37. I absolutely love that pattern Alyce. In some ways it is simple, and in other very complicated. Either way, very effective. I would love to make it with a jelly roll of Daisy Cottage that I have.

  38. I am a follower.

  39. Catskill Quilter says:

    Love this! I would like to make it in 1930’s reproduction prints — probably in medium tones.

  40. Catskill Quilter says:

    I am a happy regular follower of your blog!

  41. What a fun quilt. I would use either Me and My Sister “Dilly Dally” or “Twirl”. I think those would make a great quilt with lots of color of with either of those fabrics.

  42. I am already a follower via GFC, email notification, and also on Facebook.

  43. Love it, I would use my Seven Wonders

  44. I am already a follower

  45. I believe it when you say you were inspired by a manhole cover! I read an article recently about gorgeous manhole covers in Japan and was jealous that we don’t have anything like that. lol It would definitely brighten up the street!

    Let’s see… I have no idea what fabric line I would use but it would be a great chance to go shopping on the Fat Quarter Shop’s website! ;)

  46. I’m already a follower via RSS and Facebook.

  47. I am a follower!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

  48. Beautiful quilt! I would have to dmit I love scrappy quiltsd so I would probably go with some of the scraps from my stash. Probably some fall colors on a cream background.
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

  49. Great quilt! I think it would be perfect for using up some of my stash for the t’s. Like the white background but with 3 girls that insist that all furniture belongs to them (our house is an indoor/outdoor with living area open to the backyard) there is no chance that it would stay clean for even a day.

  50. I follow you via email. Thank you for the chance to win your new pattern.


  51. Wow what a very fun pattern. I would love to make this using Marmalade fabric. Thanks!

  52. I would use fabrics I have on hand, not one collection. My son has a friend who likes soft pink, turquoise, and white so I would use that color combo. Fun pattern and good for you finding inspiration everywhere!! If I remember correctly your fast herringbone pattern was inspired by a side walk and now a manhole!! Living in Japan has it benefits!!

  53. I follow you. Thanks for a chance to win!!

  54. I think it would look great in Simply Color or Cuzco. Congratulations on your pattern and thanks for the giveaway.

  55. I’m a follower

  56. I’d love to do this in Frippery. Great pattern!

  57. And I follow your blog in my google reader.

  58. I think it would look great in Simply Color or Cuzco. Congratulations on your pattern and thanks for the giveaway.

  59. Alyce – this is just amazing. You are so talented! Would love to see a photo of the manhole – how odd shaped. Congrats on the pattern – you are on fire atm girl!

    I am totally loving the DS range that Jess used in her test quilt.

    I would be tempted to crack open my little stash of Oh La La by Michael Miller – the bright colours would work really well I think.

  60. I have been an avid follower for a while now :)

  61. Wow love your pattern. I wouldnt be able to decided between read and white, Bliss, and brights.

    Love following you through the sewing club and blogger

  62. What a fabulous quilt! I think this would look awesome with Comma fabric! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

  63. I’m a follower via gfc! :)

  64. Thank you for a chance to enter your giveaway. I am thinking it would look just awesome done in teh chicopee line of fabric.

  65. I think you did an outstanding job on this one. Very nice and I love the fabrics….it all kinda flows together it is very calm and peaceful. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

  66. Love your quilt! I’d use Paris Flea Market!!


  67. I am a follower by email. Love your blog!


  68. maybe fles market fancy

  69. i follow by e-mail

  70. This is such a lovely quilt Alyce! I have at least 6 jelly rolls that need to be used this year – any of them would look great in your design (though I think Salt Air and Little Apples would be my first two choices!).

  71. I follow via email.

  72. Looooove your Quilt!!! (& how you “found” your design…way cool!)

    I have lots of scraps that would be fun to use….but I am sooo in love with “Marmalade”…..I would love to make this quilt with it! Sigh…. :)

  73. I’ve been a follower thru GFC for awhile too. :)

  74. I’m a follower :)

  75. Fabulous pattern. Any fabric would suit it to a “T” :)

  76. Great pattern! It would look fantastic with pretty much any fabrics but I’d love to make a version with Chicopee. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  77. I’m a follower of your blog, thanks.

  78. I would use the comma by zen chic for moda. I love that line and this quilt would look so good with it!

  79. I’m also a follower!!

  80. I am thinking using the novelty print fabric from my stash and make this for my son :D

  81. I am a follower

  82. I would make this using black, white, and red fabrics. This quilt pattern would look good no matter what fabrics you would use.

  83. I’m a follower via GFC.

  84. I love your new pattern and the inspiration behind it! I would use Simply Colors jelly rolls to make this stunning quilt! awolk at rogers dot com

  85. I am an email follower! awolk at rogers dot com

  86. This pattern would compliment any fabric. I have some Simply Color that would look beautiful in a quilt like this!! Thanks!

  87. I just got new cotton fabric (by yard) of small purple flowers and another one of light orange- it would be great for this project!

  88. And I’m your follower by GFC :) Many thanks…

  89. Love this quilt especially because of the T. My last name is Tilley, and it would be fun to have. I’d use really bright happy fabrics with may some black and white to contrast.

  90. I’m a follower. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  91. What a fun pattern! I hope I win it x

  92. And I’m a follower :)

  93. How clever are you!!!!! I’m so in awe of what you do xo

  94. I think i would dig into my stack and do a color wheel.

  95. I have a Dream On jelly roll that would be just right for this pattern!

  96. I’m a regular old follower.

  97. I’m a follower

  98. I will use this great fabric I found at the store today. They are purples, pinks, grays, blacks and creams. They are so beautiful.

  99. I would use ‘Japanese Rabbits’, ‘Sevenberry Woodlands Creatures’ & ‘Blue Floral and Lace Washi Tape.’
    I think they go well together, since I thought it was a maize originally. lol

  100. I am a follower too..awesome quilt.

  101. This is a great pattern, as I was reading I was thinking it would be a great way to use up some of my stash. I only have three 110 litre plastic boxes full of fat quarters so I might need to buy a bit to finish it. :D (at least that is what I would tell my husband!!)

  102. I am a follower. I love reading your posts, especially the ones about what you are sewing or creating.

  103. I would use a jelly roll of Kate Spain’s Cuzco. I have one sitting here waiting for a pattern!

  104. I am a follower.

  105. My last name starts with a T so this is perfect for me. I’m thinking I would either use Moda’s little black dress or maybe a wonderful mix of batiks with a cream background

  106. What a great it…I have a “cherise” JR just wanting to be used or maybe a scrappy one. LindaB

  107. I am a new follower…love your blog….LindaB

  108. I think I’d go scrappy. Or maybe, just maybe, this would be a good excuse to pick up some Lizzy House Constellations….

  109. And I follow because you’re brilliant! :)

  110. This is such a cute pattern. I think I’d finally use some of Ruby fabric. So far I just haven’t been able to cut into it! Thanks for the chance to win your pattern.

  111. I love this pattern and guess what? My last name is Taylor, so I need it!!! I think I’d have to go with Simply Color with a white or coal background – fresh!

  112. I would just love to do this up in Field Notes or Bohemian Festival!!!

  113. Love this pattern, esp as its my initial. I think I’d make it in Daisy Janie shades of grey organic cotton.

  114. I have some owl fabric that I would like to use.

  115. I’m a follower

  116. I would love to win this pattern from you! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  117. Ooh, I may have missed the deadline but I hope not!! Such a cute pattern…

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