This time we’ll do a pieced block with our Teacup Quilt Along! I want to make this quilt-along with a variety of techniques. Today, Block #4 will be a Milk Pitcher to go with your teacups.
Fabric Requirements –
Focus fabric for pitcher
one rectangle 2-3/4 x 3-1/2
one large rectangle 6 high x 5-1/2 wide, with the pattern carefully cut
one rectangle 1-1/4 x 3-1/2
two rectangles 1-1/4 x 2-1/2
Accent fabric for stripes
two rectangles 1 x 5-1/2
one rectangle 3 x 8-1/2
one rectangle 1-3/4 x 6-3/4
one rectangle 2-1/2 x 1-1/2
one rectangle 1-3/4 x 3-1/2
The first part is a bit tricky, to get the proper angle on the spout. Find your background piece that is the rectangle 1-3/4 x 6-3/4. Lay it on your worktable wrong side up, with the short side at the top. Mark a line from the upper right corner (yes right corner, remember this is the backside) to a point three inches down from the top on the left side.
Now place the 2-3/4 x 3-1/2 focus fabric rectangle right side up, short side at the top, and lay the marked piece on top right sides together. There should be enough overage to go past the line by 1/4 inch or a bit more, and stick out the right side by an inch.
Sew on the line.
Trim the excess from the backside.
Trim to 1-3/4 x 6 inches. (I made mine just a bit longer the first time so I’d be sure to have enough for the proper final size for the unit.)
Next, using the large rectangle of focus fabric, lay it on the table with the 5-1/2 inch side at the top, making sure your print is right side up and the print is oriented the right way if it is directional.
Cross cut the piece from side to side into three pieces beginning at the top with a 2-inch wide cut, then a one inch wide cut. The result will be three pieces, all 5-1/2 inches wide. This allows the print to continue through the accents we’ll add.
Insert the accent fabric strips into the cuts just done and sew together. Arrange the rest of the pieces for the handle as shown and construct the handle section. (Ignore that my left side piece is too long, I made two of these to get the best instructions and didn’t get a clear photo of the second one.)
Finish construction of the handle unit.
Join the three sections together.
Add the top background piece 3 x 8-1/2. Final block size 8-1/2 inches square.
Next month, we’ll go back to the first Friday for our blocks. Here’s a pdf for your sewing room – Teacup Quilt Along Block4
Do you like the print going across the accent pieces?
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