This quilt along of mixed techniques began two months ago, with paper piecing. We’ll continue that today, and in a nod to Autumn Jubilee, I chose a print for my teacup that is Autumn in colors, but still Japanese inspired. The Teacups will eventually have several techniques including applique and will run at least a year. It may possibly go 18 months, but I’ll figure that out later. You can start and stop anytime you like, and the patterns will remain on the blog and free. The Autumn Jubilee quilt-along will begin next week.
For this month, we will again use a block pattern from the books called “Cup and Saucer 3”. Both books have the same patterns, so either one will do.
If you have the original version of Cups and Saucers it’s on page 57.
If you have the revised edition of Cups and Saucers it’s on page 59.
For those without the book, you can use the block from August as a substitute and make it in other prints or colors. The block is 6-1/2 inches – Teacup Quilt Along Block 1. One additional note, I have added a free alternate for September if you don’t have the book, as some thought my alternate block ideas weren’t good. See the September Block #2 post for the alternate free pattern.
I won’t go through all the individual steps for paper piecing this block, as I did a detailed post on how to do this in August. If you are new to paper piecing, see Paper Piecing Basics and Tips. Remember to start and end 1/4 inch outside the line.
Here is mine, all done. I liked the unusual design of the cup sitting on its side. I fussy cut the cup print, and and if you do the same, be sure to place the print correctly for the top of the cup being to the side.
Today’s Giveaway for Autumn Jubilee is the fantastic Aurifil Thread Box called Festive! The colors are wonderful for Autumn projects, and nothing is better for paper piecing than the thin, strong Aurifil thread. There really is a noticeable difference using Aurifil, my favorite piecing thread, and sometimes quilting too. I just received my Aurifil Perfect Box of Neutrals on sale from Craftsy and you can see more here – Aurifil Threads on Sale!
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What are you sewing now? Are you quilting along with the Teacups QA?
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