The story is that I saw it on a tea cup in Gothic House, a superb Bed&Breakfast in Norwich, UK. I can warmly recommend anyone looking for a special place to stay in Norfolk to head for this wonderful B&B. High quality of everything, from the warm welcome, the exquisite rooms and the scrumptious breakfasts...
Where was I, yes, the tea cup. As you can see from the picture below, this is the old type of cup without a handle. Clive kindly let me take a photograph and I set about planning a quilt border based on the china pattern.
The pink flowers are made with a 'Quick Turn' and you can read about how to make them and the green bias tube here, here and here.
I thought simple cross hatch quilting would be best for this part.
I know some of you want to see the whole quilt, but forgive me for being a tease, I will expose it bit by bit. Sorry!