I think I'm a fair sewer/quilter overall, but paper piecing is really not my strong point. You'll notice my lid is a little off. And I took liberties to simplify the lid/top some. I guess that is typical of me. The fabric combination turned out nice though.
I decided to make the block into a little tea cozy. So I added fabric to the sides and bottom and rounded off the edges before quilting it.Unfortunately the dimensions I used were kind of from a smallish teapot so I'm not even sure how practical this would be. But it is cute I think. Certainly not my best work, but charming.
A view from the back, sorta (if I hadn't lopped off the bottom when I cropped the pic). That little red flower print from Mary Englebreit's "Baskets of Flowers" line is really sweet isn't it? I can think of lots of projects it would enhance. I think I "need" more than the fat quarter I got at Broadbent's. I really like this same print in the pink background colorway, too. You can see it here. They are all quite lovely. Now that I think about it I wish I had more of this big dot too (in other colors), it makes great binding. Oh well, they'll make more. They always do.