Teacups Quilt Along – Block 5

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.

Teacup Quilt Along at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

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

Teacup Quilt Along at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Piece each section separately.   If you need a refresher, click on Paper Piecing Basics and Tips.

Teacup Quilt Along at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Sew on the lines and flip.

Teacup Quilt Along at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

When you have all the sections sewn, put them together paying attention to the joining points for the inside and outside of the cup.

Teacup Quilt Along at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

All done with the paper piecing part, it looks a bit funky, but we are adding a bit.

Teacup Quilt Along at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

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.

Teacup Quilt Along at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

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.

Teacup Quilt Along at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

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.

Teacup Quilt Along at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Are you keeping up with the Teacups Quilt Along?

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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11 thoughts on “Teacups Quilt Along – Block 5

  1. Rosemaryflower

    this cup is really cute…. now this brings on a whole new idea. Soup bowl quilt sampler haha
    I like this one and I am excited to see everyones result

  2. Sharon Schipper

    beautiful! but now you need a Japanese tea cup as well! no handle, and sometimes with a lid and saucer… you are so creative! Years ago I found a pattern to make a teapot shaped curio shelf for the kitchen, now I need to find that pattern and add a hanging rod at the bottom for a small version. I do have the original book you’re taking some patterns from…. the curio I meant to use for my Japanese teapot and cups display.

  3. Hi Carole! This is so beautiful. I love the fabric you chose. The shape reminds me of the mugs from Central Perk on the old Friends show. My plan is to delve into a tea cup quilt in 2019 for a co-worker who will be retiring soon. She has a HUGE tea cup/pot collection, so I think a quilt with this theme would be perfect for her. Happy Happy Friday to you. ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. Brenda Ackerman

    Hello Carole, I am so glad that you posted on the Quilt Along! I have been busy getting quilt tops finished, basted and quilted. I am on my second one, laughing out loud at myself, because it sounds like I have tons done. I have also been organizing my fabric room and everything that goes along with it. I had a ton of fun going through printed patterns from the internet and organizing them into folders. It is amazing how many patterns I have printed and only managed to do a few. Do you do anything similar or just use books, magazines and your own designs? Your new fabric is pretty and looks fabulous as your teacup! I have been spending a lot of time hand embroidering projects that I started and did not finish also. My goal for the new year is to complete all of the projects I have started and never finished. Thank you for sharing this fun quilt along! Have a fabulous day!

  5. Mia is mine

    Hello Carole! It’s been awhile due to life’s circumstances and it’s good to be back! I have updated my page with your links to the Teacup Quilt Along. https://faithtrustandbreastcancer.blogspot.com/2018/08/from-my-carolina-home-teacups-quilt.html I hope I have them all posted.

    This morning I am making kits of all the BOMs I’ve joined (honestly didn’t realize that I would be in 4!) and will be sewing them up soon!

    I was indeed afraid of paper piecing and now I love it! Thank you for the opportunity to hone my skills! I so appreciate your blog and your time!

    Take good care, Patricia

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