Teacups Quilt Along – Block 4

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.

Teacups Quilt Along November block at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

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

Background
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

Teacups Quilt Along November block at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

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.

Teacups Quilt Along November block at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

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.

Teacups Quilt Along November block at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Sew on the line.

Teacups Quilt Along November block at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Press.

Teacups Quilt Along November block at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Trim the excess from the backside.

Teacups Quilt Along November block at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

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.)

Teacups Quilt Along November block at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

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.

Teacups Quilt Along November block at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

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.

Teacups Quilt Along November block at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

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.)

Teacups Quilt Along November block at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Finish construction of the handle unit.

Teacups Quilt Along November block at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Join the three sections together.

Teacups Quilt Along November block at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Add the top background piece 3 x 8-1/2. Final block size 8-1/2 inches square.

Teacups Quilt Along November block at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

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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5 thoughts on “Teacups Quilt Along – Block 4

  1. lv2bquilting2

    Good morning Carole….To be honest, I had an easier time picturing the milk pitcher in the photo taken before you sewed it together. The fabrics are beautiful, but wonder if the white fabric is throwing me off, or maybe my visualization is on the wonky side.

  2. Hi Carole! Gosh, what a great block. This is definitely on my list for 2019 – the year of paper piecing for me. And a tea-themed quilt for a coworker. I have to start making a physical list before I forget all the things I’m pushing off for 2019!! I love this!! Happy Monday to you! ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Gisela Buitendag

    Hi Carole,
    Thank you for your block. I do like the pitcher. My change will be the top border. I think I will halve it and sew a piece each to top and bottom. Am considering small halfsquare triangles on handle to round it a bit.
    I really like the idea of the large print being cut up and accent strips set in, while fabric motiv is kept.

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