This was the first in a series of quilts about tea. I started these after reading Art Quilt workbook. I still have 2 more to quilt. I pieced the background. I found the beautiful ladies on a piece of fabric. I fused them on, heavily thread painted the hair and parts of their clothes. I added beads to their hair decorations. I tried to copy, freehand, my china set. They were hand embroderied and needle turned applique. (except for the handle) The squezzy is layers of fusible web and some shiny fabric I found in my crazy quilt fabric, it looked metallic. The tea label and string is actually from my morning cup of tea. I was happy with how it turned out.