Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Once Upon a Story Little Teapot

Marian at Seams to be Sew is in her fifth year of running her annual Row Along. This is the first year I designed a row. The theme is Once Upon a story and we were to choose our favourite nursery rhyme, story, or poem. I choose I'm a little teapot. Just in case you weren't sure how it goes and also I don't want to be the only one with it stuck in my head. 

I'm a little teapot
Short and stout
Here is my handle
Here is my spout

When I get all steamed up
Hear me shout
"Tip me over
and pour me out!"

I'm a clever teapot,
Yes it's true
Here let me show you
What I can do
I can change my handle
And my spout

Just tip me over and pour me out!

You are most welcome :)

A big thank you to Northcott for supporting us with lovely fabric. 


Northcott's Basic Blenders


fused on an applique pressing sheet
I like applique. This time I used Steam-a-Seam 2 lite, you can of course use your favourite method. After tracing the images onto the paper on the fusible and applying them to the wrong side of the fabric cut the shapes out. A placement sheet is provided in the PDF pattern file, using an applique pressing sheet fuse pieces in place. Let cool and peel off your appliques are now ready to be positioned on your background piece. 
I used a pen to add the white shine in the black of the eyes instead of trying to cutout tiny white pieces.

positioned on background and pressed into to place, remember once you press them with a hot dry iron they are permanently fixed in position 
I stitched the applique with the buttonhole stitch using Superior MonoPoly thread, you could use matching thread. 

sugar cubes stitched with the Monopoly
Normally I quilt up my design so you can see it finished, but I am planning on making more of the other designers patterns to make a larger quilt because I loved the theme so much!  Make sure you follow along to collect the patterns and make your own "Once Upon a Story" quilt!  My pattern will be available through the end of October.

having a tea party in the garden

My row can be downloaded here.

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The Schedule For The Row Along Is As Follows:

Tuesday, 9/24/2019
Pumpkin Patch BC | Stitchin at Home 
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Show and Tell Day

56 comments :

Sharon Aurora said...

Your row is so cute. I remember I'm a little teapot. I did that one as a kid and taught it to my own kids along with the motions.

kamiafive said...

I love your row of Im a little Teapot. I am still teaching my grandkids I'm a little Teapot. Thanks for the great row.

Konstantina said...

I especially love the detailing! Very cute! Thank you so much for sharing!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your row is so sweet! I'm sure it'll work really well with other rows in a larger quilt.

Allison said...

Such a cute row! I remember singing that little song as a child.

gpcrafty said...

Love your row. So cute. Thank you

Paula G said...

Always loved "I'm a Little Teapot" and your interpretation is so cute! Thank you!

Marian said...

One of the funniest things I can remember about I'm a Little Teapot was a skit Carol Burnett did back on her show in the 1970's... it was hilarious, kind of like Lucille Ball, trying to stay caught up with the chocolates at her new job... Anyway, you've done such a beautiful and fun design for this row pattern. I'm so happy you decided to join the row along this year and I hope you will continue into more years with the row along.

Joanne said...

This is one of the first nursery rhymes I taught my children. Thank you for the cute row.

Calicojoan said...

That song is running through my head now! LOL!! What a fun row that brought me right back to my childhood! Thanks for such a sweet addition!

Jennifer said...

Oh my gosh - super cute row! I taught both my kids this nursery rhythm along with countless other little ones. Definitely one of my favorite.

Jenny98223 said...

Always loved "I'm a Little Teapot" and your interpretation is so cute! Thank you!

mumbird3 said...

Such a cute rhyme - love the little teapot!!!

tac73 said...

I’m a Little Teapot is one of my favorite childhood memories.

Lorna said...

It is I'm a little teapot, which I remember saying as a child. Thanks for making this happen. Cheers,

Nancy A: SewingGranda!@gmail.com said...

I'm a Little Teapot -- your design is really cute.

Unknown said...

I am not thinking yet. I think I may have written my address wrong when I just replied about the teapot.
Nancy A: SewingGranda@gmail.com

Carol S. said...

Your version of the little teapots is adorable and now I have that song in my head! LOL Thanks for sharing!

Carol O said...

I am in Love!!!! This is just the Cutest row yet! Thank you so much!
Carol O

vivoaks said...

I love this row-along! They are all so cute! Your "Little Teapot" block would be perfect for a little girl's quilt! Too bad I don't have any female grandbabies!! :-) Doesn't matter...it's too cute! Thanks so much for your generosity and artistry. Blessings!

Lori Smanski said...

This is so sweet. Brings back a lot of memories. Thank you for the pattern. This is going to be such a fun quilt when done. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Carol R said...

I love the tea pot and cups and saucers. Very cleaver

cookie said...

"I'm a Little Teapot" is your theme. My boys made up lots of variations for that rhyme and then would laught until their sides caved in. They really enjoyed it.

Michele-Marie said...

Thank you Cindy, your row is so super sweet & adorable. It will bring a smile to anyone making your project as well as any recipient of the finished row. :-)

Nina said...

It is I'm a little teapot nursery rhyme.

Thanks for such a cute row!

Nancy D said...

The theme is little teapot.

Sandra Walker said...

OH, knowing you, this is going to be an absolutely wonderful quilt! Love your row, which is I'm a Little Teapot And I'm desperately trying to think of another song so I don't get an earworm!

Dix in Canada said...

I Love Little Tea Pot, in fact sang that one to our grandson lots. Thanks for sharing your creativity, talents & the words to another verse with all of us.

nancy c said...

I'm a little Teapot is a classic!! You did a beautiful job with the row. Thanks for sharing it with us

Orla V said...

Such a great choice, and your cups and teapot are so cute, what a wonderful row! Thank you very much.

GranChris said...

I love it. My daughter when she was 3 loved singing this one and acting it out. I'm a Little Teapot.. Great design.

Andrea S. said...

Love I'm A Little Teapot! Didn't know all the verses!

Carol Andrews said...

I’m a Little Teapot brings back so many memories of kids, big and small singing this sweet rhyme and doing the actions. Makes me smile every time I think of it. What a great Row. Thank you for all the time you put in to it.

Sally said...

Thank you, very cute! One of my favorites.

Sewgirl said...

Your teapot row is darling! I used to love singing that when I was a kid. Thanks for the memories!

Ronelle said...

Your "I'm a little teapot" row is absolutely gorgeous, Cindy. Thank you very much for the pattern share.

Susan L. said...

What a cute Little Teapot row! I think I'll make one for my granddaughters for their tea parties. Thanks for the great pattern!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

What a cutie! Love it!

works4me said...

Your teapot row is soooo fun and cute. Thank you.

Sandi1100 said...

Your row is so cute! I use to love singing that rhyme and acting it out when my daughter and grandkids were small. Thanks for sharing. You designers are very talented.

Jan said...

I love tea parties and anything tea, tea cup etc. So your theme of Little Teapot was perfect. Can't wait to attempt this one! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

Preeti said...

So very cute. Made me smile :-)

Teatime Creations said...

That is such a sweet row. Thank you :)

Nancy said...

Your block is so cute. I remember this action poem from the 60s when I was in elementary school.

Elizabeth said...

Im a little teapot - very cute block

Cecilia said...

I’m a little teapot! I love your row, it’s very cute! I sing that with my granddaughters now.

Debra Davis said...

I love your take on I'm a little teapot. That rhyme was always a favorite with my preschoolers back in my classroom days.

Laura Dawson said...

Oh I just love this row! When I was five-years-old, I auditioned to be in the musical "The King and I." My audition song was "I'm a Little Teapot." This brings back wonderful memories. Thank you for the cute row!

apple blossom said...

I'm a little teapot

shobs said...

Oh now I am going to be repeating 'i am a little teapot' all day long. Should make a great place mat.

dapples said...

How much fun to sing along to I am a little teapot which is the theme

nicolesender said...

I'm a little teapot is the theme. Such a cute row!

Susan said...

I'm a Little Teapot - one of my favorites, and a favorite with younger children I taught through the years. Thank you so much for an adorable row of this rhyme.

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

This is adorable! I love everything about it--the three cups, the sugar cubes..and the momma pot. Thanks so much for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

Farm Quilter said...

Thank you for the pattern for your Little Teapot!! So cute!!!

Sandy Panagos said...

That is too cute! Now I have that song in my head though.....