The next pattern in the Teacups Quilt Along series goes back to paper piecing. In the spirit of Christmas, I found this one that kind of reminds me of packages for the tree. Of course, for me that means fussy cutting for the main part of the teacup.
This was a supreme pain to get a pattern done, as EQ8 isn’t exporting well on my Mac computer. The pattern refused to print the second page , and then resized some pieces so they didn’t fit each other anymore. After beating on the program for over an hour, I finally gave up and made the block smaller. The pattern download only has the teacup itself, you’ll be adding strips to the top and bottom to get the size a bit larger. Print it out and add a bit of color to the pattern so you keep the prints straight. Pdf download – December Teacup
Piece each section separately. If you need a refresher, click on Paper Piecing Basics and Tips.
Sew on the lines and flip.
When you have all the sections sewn, put them together paying attention to the joining points for the inside and outside of the cup.
All done with the paper piecing part, it looks a bit funky, but we are adding a bit.
Cut two background strips 2-inches x 8 inches and add one to the top and one to the bottom. This should make the block 8-inches square when you are done. Trim if needed.
Share your progress in the group on Flickr, created so readers can share anything inspired by my blog. Come join if you use Flickr, and share your teacups as we go From My Carolina Home Project Sharing on Flickr , or share in our facebook group – From My Carolina Home Project Sharing on Facebook.
For the future, I will be using these books for paper pieced patterns. Both books have the identical patterns so you don’t need both. There are at least two more patterns from the book I want to use. If you don’t have one of the books, and you don’t want one, you can substitute anything, even just a block of teacup fabric.
Cups and Saucers revised edition on Amazon, OR Cups and Saucers first edition.
If you are just now finding the quilt along, or you missed one, click on Teacups Quilt Along to see all the blocks so far. Next time we will do a different technique.
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If you are visiting from Crazy Mom Quilt’s last link up, welcome! I hope you will take a look around and follow my blog for more fun ideas and new patterns, the Teacup Quilt Along and a new Mystery Quilt Along beginning in January. I’m also leading an effort to provide quilts for the victims of the Carolina hurricanes, see that update post HERE. We’ll pick it up again after the holidays.
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