Happy Birthday Chelsey and teapot stuff

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It is a big day for Chelsey. My 5th daughter is turning 21. Watch out world. Here she comes.

The requisite birthday cake. We like bakery cakes at my house. Not grocery store bakery cakes though. This one has a little to offer everyone's likes in the family. We celebrated Chelsey's birthday last Sunday.

She's not going to like this picture but oh well. I like her hair dark (natural) and long and today it is short and blonde (I think). She's headed to California for her birthday anyway, so she won't see this post until later. Happy Birthday Chelsey.
I thought I'd show the completed little apple teapot short and stout - all finished. This seemed to be the most popular teapot from those I showed last week. It turned out pretty cute. I like the little dot edge. I'm sneaking you a little peak at this cute vintagey paper doll fabric underneath. If anyone knows where I can get more of this I'd like to know.
Stephanie talked about us showing teapot love on our blogs while we are working on our swap gifts so I thought I'd show this quilt made years ago. It seems like at least 7 years? It shows my love of squares. I like to make pictures with shapes in my quilts. This is a fun one - totally scrappy but missing some contrast (again). I like to think I'm getting better at the contrast thing with the newer quilts I've made. But you can tell it is a teapot - can't you?
I don't have may blue quilts. Let alone blue and yellow. But it seemed to fit the subject. I think I got a little carried away with 4 borders though. My favorite border is the outside boarder with scallops. I need to make more curved edges like this on my projects I think.

I hope you have a happy SAFE day Chelsey - and weekend. Don't do anything I wouldn't do. Deal?

-nanette
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51 comments

Thimbleanna said...

Happy Birthday Chelsey -- 21 is a BIG one!!! Love the teapots Nanette!

Pat aka Posh said...

Happy Birthday Chelsey!!! Enjoy your trip and be safe.

Valerie said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter Chelsey! And I just love your teapots. I am trying to get started getting more involved with some swaps. I have never done this before. I will be watching to see if you do any. Love your blog. I visit whenever you update.

Vicki said...

Happy Birthday Chelsey! I like that scalloped border too. Your squares teapot quilt is too cute.

The Quilt Buddy said...

I love your teapots, especially the little apple one. However, the apron fabric is really calling my name!

Karen said...

Hope Chelsey has fun in Calif. 21 is a big one! Your teapots are very cute and I love the little apple one, as did many others. Good luck on the paperdoll fabric. I'm having a hard time finding the 'current' paperdoll fabric that's out...everyone seems to be out of it:(

MichelleB said...

Happy Birthday to another beautiful daughter! Love your teapot quilt. So cute. I don't where in California Chelsey is going, but I think she missed our 70 degree weather! Rain is forecast for us for the next 3 days. I'm sure she'll have fun anyway.

jenny said...

I just saw that paper doll fabric last week and also liked it.

From what I can tell, it's from a collection called "Kids at Play" made by Chanteclaire and sld at Hancock Fabrics. You could schlep to the store and check, or here are a few links online:
http://blujay.com/?page=ad&adid=2321728&cat=10150800
http://www.4my3boyz.com/product/KIDSPAPERDOLLKIDPLAY?meta=FRG
on ebay:
item 200304514784

(always happy to enable stash building...)

Living on the Spit said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter!!! I also have a Chelsey who will be 22 this coming March 12! Spelled the same way.

Margot said...

Happy Birthday Chelsey!!!
Its daughter is pretty.´
Your teapot quilt is cute. :)

Sherri said...

Happy birthday to Chelsey...I have a Chelsi too...my younger daughter!!! Of course I love the teapots and fabrics as always, too!

Linda said...

Happy Birthday Chelsey, hope you have a fun time away. Your teapots are lovely as usual Nanette.

Stephanie said...

Yes, you absolutely can tell it's a teapot and I truly LOVE it!

Purple and Paisley said...

happy birthday, chelsey...and lol at your mom...she worries about you...be good for her, please?

rachel griffith said...

happy birthday chelsey!!!
:D

oh the teapot quilt is amazing!!!
really amazing!!!
and i really dislike blue & yellow.
you never cease to amaze me.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Happy Birthday Chelsey!!!
Love your hair,I would not change a thing, but then I am a Mom!
Nanette, how funny, I was going to ask you....where you got that fabric!! It ia way, way, cute!!!

Sandi said...

Happy Birthday to Chelsey and blessings to you mom! Children grow up too fast. Your little stout teapot is so cute. Do I see another pattern coming? That paper doll fabric is so fine that if I could find some, I would share it with you. I have never seen it so I will be on the lookout. :-)

Momoo said...

I think the teapot quilt is very cute. The yellow scalloped edge is really outstanding.

CJ said...

Happy Birthday Chelsey! mmmmm, cake :D

Dionne said...

Happy Happy Birthday to Chelsey! California should be fun, and hopefully warm. I do like the scallops on your list picture, it's binding those puppies that give me heart-burn. LOL.
Cheers,
Dionne

Julie Isa said...

i love chelsie's! i have a chelsie, she'll be 20 this year and she's comin' to utah. i hope she has fun in california. if she's around san diego, and needs anything send me an email! happy birthday, chelsey. p.s. i think all chelsie's (chelsey's) must be beautiful!

Carla said...

Chelsie is very pretty! Happy Birthday to her. I just love your teapots.

em's scrapbag said...

Happy B-dy Chelsie!!!
I do so love the dot on your little teapot short and stout.

belinda said...

Love the teapot quilt in the blue/yellow and of course the apple teapot my favorite!

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday Chelsey!! The cake is hilarious!! And of course, I love the teapots!! You are so talented!!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Happy birthday Chelsie. I don't know her but she's a very pretty young woman. Nanette, I just wanted to tell you how much I love your blog and that I've put a link to your doll house pot holder tutorial on my blog today. They are so cute and fun to make. Thanks so much for sharing.

Toiling Ant said...

I have some (maybe 1.5 yds?) of that paper doll fabric-- bought it at Hancock's going-out-of-business in Houston at least 18 mos ago. If you're interested, we could swap for it. :-)

Eileen said...

Happy Birthday to Chelsey! 21 is an important age.

I'm so thrilled to read the comments and see that there is hope in getting more of that adorable fabric.

Love the apple teapot. :-) And the scallop borders are wonderful. Just a little more work.. and it makes all the difference in the world.

Candace said...

Happy Birthday to Chelsey! Your daughters are so cute, Nanette! LOVE the teapot quilt - and the apple teapot is my fave, too!
Cheers!

Carrie P. said...

Happy Birthday Chelsey! She is a beautiful young women. Is she the youngest of your children? Love your teapots.

pratima said...

Happy Birthday, Chelsey :)
Have great fun!
The apple teapot is so adorable. The contrast of the handle and the edge is so charming.
Love the blue and yellow combination in the teapot quilt!!

Muddling Through said...

Happy Birthday, Chelsey!
And Nanette, I like your teapot quilt just as it is - sort of muted and sweet.

Lurline said...

Happy Birthday, Chelsey! She is a beautiful girl, Nanette! Love all your pretties!
Hugs - Lurline♥

PamKittyMorning said...

Happy Birthday Chelsea! Be safe for sure! (my girl was 21 in Nov!)

Love your projects and yes, you can tell its a teapot. I love all the fabrics in your blue and yellow and recognize many. We clearly have loved the same things over the years!

Mel said...

Another happy, cheery post! I look forward to all your treasures!

chelsey said...

that is a little thing i like to call worst picture ever, ...... and why you got to hate on my hair like that???!!!!

Jodie said...

Love love love that little teapot..... the comment above made me giggle !

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday to your girl. Love your teapot quilt - wowie!

Simone de Klerk said...

Hartelijk gefeliciteerd, Chelsey and you Nanette, with your beautiful daughter's birthday. Your tea pots are gorgeous and I love the blue-yellow combination. Have a lovely weekend!

Shari said...

Happy Birthday Chelsea! 21 is the BIG celebration birthday here in Oz. Hope you had a great one!

quiltingnana said...

the cake looks yummy and I love the teapot quilt

flora said...

Chelsey,
I remember when you were in my 10 yr olds Primary class. The most interesting girl in the room. Style and pizazz even then. I remember thinking how fun it will be to see you grown up. I wish you well, dear girl.

jacquie said...

happy birthday to chelsea...and cheers to you mom! that's an accomplishment to get them to 21! love your teapots, especially that rickrack handle. how fun is that!!

Ravenhill said...

wow, Happy birthday Chelsea! What a beauty!

And yolur quilt is delightful with the yellow and blue colors with the little bursts of red!
~Emily

Robin said...

Happy birthday, Chelsey!

Nanette, the teapots are so cute! I love the little apple one. It just sings. The scalloped border on the other teapot is wonderful. I really need to try that. So pretty!

Julia said...

Happy 21st Birthday Chelsey!
What a pretty girl..
Enjoy your trip and stay safe.
Julia ♥

Nan said...

Happy 21st b'day to Miss Chelsey! I think she's a beautiful girl, Nanette.
I can definitely tell that's a teapot, and I think the sunny yellow and dark blue are very pretty together.
The apple teapot is very cute, too.

Mimi Sue said...

That fabric in the first picture looks familiar. I think my cousin had a tied quilt and other accessories for her nursery out of it. Maybe from the mid to late 60's? Happy Birthday to Chelsey. Mimi

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Happy Birthday to your Chelsea!!!! She is a cutie!!! Is she single?? Hmmmm just curious. Cause you know........I'm on the hunt for a cutie for my Boo. lolol
Love your tea pots and all your fabrics.

Threeundertwo said...

Happy birthday Chelsea! And I love that glimpse of paper doll fabric!

hetty said...

Happy Birthday Chelsea! Enjoy a safe and fun trip!
Nanette, your daughter is a beautiful young woman. You did well! I love the scallops on that yellow and blue quilt. Very nice!